Sprouts!

13 Jun

Wanna know the perfect thing to grow for non-green thumbs? You don’t even need a planter for this! Sprouts! They’re really healthy, especially since you can eat them at their peak all year long!

What You Need

We bought a sprouting jar that came with a jar and 3 different lids with differnent sized holes. But I read in a book (can’t remember the name of it) that you can just use any jar with some nylon (like from stockings) and a rubber band around the opening. Then all you need are seeds to sprout and water!

What to Do

All you have to do is soak the seeds overnight in your jar. I usually do about 1-2 tablespoons. Then rinse and drain them the next day and leave them upside-down or laying sideways so they can drain. Rinse them out a few times every day until they’re ready to eat. How many days it takes will depend on what exactly you’re sprouting. I’ve done alfafa and a spring mix, which has lots of different things in it. Sprouts are SUPER healthy, and a perfect way to get really fresh food, especially in winter or for those of us that don’t have a garden. If you can’t find any sprouting seeds, try a health food store, that’s where I get mine.

How to Eat Them

There’s endless ways to eat your sprouts. I saw a whole book with just sprout recipes at the library! I usually just throw them in a salad or on a sandwich. Some people use them in stir fries and wraps too.

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5 Responses to “Sprouts!”

  1. Cheryl June 21, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    I would love to share this GREAT idea with my readers. Would that be okay with you? Of course, with a link back. 😉

    • purposelyfrugal June 21, 2011 at 7:45 am #

      I love for you to share it! That’s the whole reason I have a blog, for everyone to share ideas! =)

  2. Cheryl June 22, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    AWESOME!!! Will do then…… thanks a million! ☺

  3. WhitneyA June 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    this might be a dumb question…. but where do you get the right seeds to grow sprouts? thanks for the post!!

    • purposelyfrugal June 23, 2011 at 7:13 am #

      The only place I’ve been able to find them is at health food stores. That’s also where we got the sprout jar.

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