Full of minerals and amino acids, sprouts are a great healthy food to have on hand during the winter when fresh goodness isn't as readily available. The best part, it's super easy to grow at home! Hooray for simple, at-home abundance in the middle of January! I made my first batch of sprouts this week and I was thrilled with the yield (2 large overflowing mason jars from 2 tbsp. of seeds). So for very little money and time you can have fresh food in rotation all winter! Absolutely delicious!
For my first batch I went with alfalfa sprouts, simple and delicious in salads, sandwiches, and green smoothies. If you would like to give sprouting a try at home (if you aren't already) here's a step by step guide to sprouty goodness.
You Will Need
Mason Jars (at least two)
Cheesecloth (or squares of breathable fabric)
Step One: Soak 2 tbsp. of spouts in mason jar overnight. You want to replace the inner cap of your mason jar with the cheesecloth so that you can let water and air into and out of the jar without losing seeds.
ABSORBING LOTS OF SUNLIGHT!