Today's lunch... roma tomatoes, cucumbers, and sprouts... rolled up in tortillas smeared with cream cheese. Are my kiddos spoiled or tortured? You decide.
Seriously now - I love sprouts. I made stir fry a few weeks ago and bought a pack of mung bean sprouts for about $5. They weren't that fresh either (you know when they're kinda slimy and getting gross)... I love sprouts. Sprouts of all kinds... on my salads, my sandwiches, in my egg roll, in my stir fry....
So I thought back to my childhood - specifically a second grade science experiment... sprouts in a jar. Why not? It's easy. It's fast.
I like to support small business, but I'm also kinda cheap and like free shipping. I looked around and then found something great on Amazon. The Sprout House sells on Amazon and it's Prime too!! I picked up a 1 lb jar of a wonderful mix (in the photo) of alfalfa, clover, broccoli, and radish sprout seeds and I picked up a 1 lbs jar of mung bean sprouting seeds.
Take a large mason jar - I used a ginormous pickle jar (it's about 2 quarts) - add your seeds - a little goes a LONG way. I used 2 TBS of seeds and it makes a whole lot, as you can see. Soak them overnight in warm water. Drain in the morning - use a cheese cloth over the top as your strainer to keep the seeds in jar and protect them from any fun bugs in your house (our house is still in the midst of a lady bug invasion). Put the jar away from sunlight - I just put mine in the deep corner of the counter, under the upper cabinets. Rinse the seeds morning and night and watch them grow!!
Now, back to the kids... I think it's a combination of both. O loves the "little crunchies," Iz is indifferent, and little Juju just hurls them at the wall (but he does that with a LOT of things).
A work in progress