Sprouting with Your Little Sprouts!

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Who here sprouts?  Sprouting seeds is easy, cheap, fun for kids, and super healthy for everyone!  We mostly sprout alfalfa, but there are so many other things  you can sprout!  I have a book called, Natural Meals In Minutes by Rita Bingham.  She recommends using sprouts in the following foods:

  • Drinks: Sunflower, alfalfa, buckwheat, and wheat sprouts
  • Omelets: Mung, lentil, sunflower, garbanzo, or sunflower sprouts.
  • Stir Fry: Mung and Soy bean, lentil, garbanzo, and sunflower sprouts.
  • Pancakes: Wheat, buckwheat, chopped alfalfa, and sunflower seeds can be mixed in with batter, or added after pancakes have been poured on the griddle.
  • Breads: Wheat, alfalfa, sunflower, buckwheat, rye, or oats can be added to batter before baking.
  • Salads: Alfalfa, lentil, Mung, garbanzo, wheat, radish, sunflower, or mixed sprouts can be added to tossed salads, wheat or pasta salads, or three bean salads.
  • Desserts: Wheat (sprouted 3 days so it turns sweet) and sunflower seeds (sprouted 1/8 inch or less) are good in peanut butter candies and in ground nut and raisin balls.

These are some fun ideas! Sprouting is easy in a mason jar.  Simply:

  • I add 1-2 TBL of seeds in a mason jar with a draining lid.
  • Rinse seeds in water and soak overnight.
  • Drain water and let sit on the counter.
  • 2-3 times a day my kids come by and rinse the seeds.
  • Once the seeds sprout, I put in the light to develop the chlorophyll.
  • Place in fridge to stop the growth and EAT

We love to add alfalfa sprouts to sandwiches and wraps, like this one:

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The best alfalfa turkey sandwich:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Light cream cheese
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • sliced turkey

MMMMM.. Since we can’t exactly plant a garden right  now, plant some seeds for sprouting!  What kind of sprouts will you try?

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