TBP Friday Faves: Springtime Sprouts

Spring is in the air and we’re getting ready for our outdoor Farmer’s Market season.

We are lucky enough to have a sprout farmer at our market. She grows and sells a wide variety of beautiful, nutritious, and delicious sprouts.

But every now and then, I like to grow my own sprouts. Sprouting at home is affordable and it’s a fun activity to do with your kids – they love watching the sprouts grow quickly over a few days.

Sprouts are really high in antioxidants (especially Vitamin C) and they’re so versatile – eat them in a salad, on a sandwich, over stir-fry…my kids will even eat them by the handful and that makes me super happy!

Here are some sprouting how-to’s and some great recipes featuring sprouts.

Grow Your Own Sprouts

Sprouts, Sprouts, and More Sprouts

Wondering if sprouts are safe? Check here for answers.

How do you use sprouts? Share your ideas below.

Maggie is a co-founder of The Balanced Platter and is the author of She Let Them Eat Cake where she shares healthy, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free recipes. She Let Them Eat Cake was born out of Maggie’s intense passion for feeding her friends and family nutritious and delicious food. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

18 Responses to TBP Friday Faves: Springtime Sprouts

  • Ricki Heller says:

    I really need to get more sprouts into my life! They are SO good for you. Going to pull my sprouter out from the cupboard this weekend! :)

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  • Sprouts are something I really enjoy, but forget about. We even used to sprout seeds for our finches long, long ago. Thanks for the reminder, Maggie! :-) Oh, and our farmers market opens tomorrow–woohoo!

    xo,
    Shirley

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    Hi Shirley – I would forget about them too, if it weren’t for the lovely sprout farmer at the market! I hope you get a chance to get to the market tomorrow!

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  • Maggie Savage says:

    @Ricki Heller, Yay! I’m so glad my Friday Faves post inspired you :)

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  • We constantly have a rotation of mung bean sprouts going here! We love them and they go great in salads, fried rice and omelets!

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    Mmm, mung bean sprouts are awesome! Do you just sprout them from regular mung beans, or do you buy mung beans for sprouting? Does that make sense :)

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  • Robert says:

    I absolutley love eating sprouts. I so many options for sprouts online. Thanks for sharing this information and for your insights.

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your site Robert! Glad you liked the post.

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  • Sprouting is so much fun!!! I must say that I’m taken with their adorable little tails! Thanks so much for mentioning my Sprouted Chickpea Salad.
    xoxo

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Heather @Gluten-Free Cat, I know! I love their tails too. So cute. You’re welcome :)

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  • Amber says:

    Hi Maggie,

    Great post! Sprouting lentils is fun and important on SCD, as they are so much easier to digest! I like to use in salads and dishes like black bean and lentil burgers…even in green smoothies. :-)

    Great sprouted recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend Maggie.

    Be Well,
    –Amber

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Amber, Do you incorporate the sprouts right into the burger? And then cook them? I’d love to know more :) Thanks Amber.

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  • Amber says:

    Hi Maggie,

    Yes right in there, you could cook them…or dehydrate. :-)

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  • Maggie Savage says:

    @Amber,
    Awesome! Thanks Amber. I’m excited to try.

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  • We use sprouts often because they are so easy to grow on our own. They are such an easy and healthy addition to so many things and my kids think they are really cool because they get to watch them evolve. LOL This is such a great post, Maggie! And I love all of the recipe ideas you included too. Love some of those ideas! ;)

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  • Holly says:

    I sprouted lentils late last week and this weekend I have them with a broccoli slaw mix and the dressing was dijon mustard, olive oil and redwine vinegar…that were really good. First time I have had sprouted lentils and feel in love with them. In fact the husband liked them so much that he carried the salad to work with him. SCORE!

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  • Maggie, THANKYOU for this amazing post.
    It is so important to include sprouts into your diet and get those live foods into your system!

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