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
- Read this awesome introduction to sprouting at Crazy, Sexy, Life.
- Watch this youtube video about sprouting at home.
Sprouts, Sprouts, and More Sprouts
- Asparagus, Pea Shoot and Pea Salad
- Sprouted Chick Pea Salad
- Quick and easy sprouted bean recipes
- Silly For Sprouts Salad with Smoky Guacamole
- Sprouted Bean Hummus
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.