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sprout healthy kids with tasty nutritious sprouts

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 by Maggie LaBarbera

June is International Sprout Health & Wellness Month    

There are many healthy benefits to eating sprouts:

  • Sprouts are low in fat and calories so they are great for promoting a healthy weight and combating diabetes
  • Alfalfa sprouts have a natural ingredient called “saponins” -  it has been shown to lower bad LDL cholesterol and promote a healthy immune system to fight off disease
  • Many of the nutrients and other components in sprouts help keep your heart healthy
  • Green leafy sprouts are high in anti-oxidants that fight the aging process
  • some other sprouts especially green leafy sprouts have been found to fight cancer
Ways to add sprouts to your family's meal:
  • Add to tossed salads
  • Use in coleslaw (cabbage, clover, radish)
  • Try in potato salad (mung bean, lentil)
  • Try in wraps and roll-ups (alfalfa, sunflower, radish)
  • Stir-fry with other vegetables (alfalfa, clover, radish, mung bean, lentil)
  • Blend into fruit shakes or juices (cabbage, mung bean, lentil)
  • Blend with vegetable juices (cabbage, mung bean, lentil)
  • Replace celery in sandwich spreads (lentil, radish)
  • Mix with soft cheeses for a dip (mung bean, radish)
  • Grind up and use in sandwich spreads (lentil, radish)
  • Top grilled cheese sandwiches after grilling (alfalfa, clover)
  • Stir into soups or stews when serving (mung bean, lentil)
  • Mix into pancake or waffle batter (buckwheat)
  • Eat them fresh and uncooked in a sprout salad (salad mixes)
  • Top omelet or scrambled eggs (alfalfa, clover, radish)
  • Combine in rice dishes (fenugreek, lentil, mung bean)
  • Add to sushi (radish, sunflower)
  • Saute with onions (mung bean, clover, radish)
  • Puree with peas or beans (mung bean, lentil)
  • Add to baked beans (lentil)
  • Steam and serve with butter (mung bean, lentil)
  • Use in sandwiches instead of lettuce (alfalfa, clover, radish)

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