I made a huge jar of sprouts yesterday. I’m not sure what kind they were, because we bought them in bulk and the bag of seeds doesn’t have a label. But whatever sprout seeds you buy, it’s one of the cheapest ways to get good veggies in your diet. We sprout about a quarter cup of seeds at a time, and that yields a quart jar packed so tightly with sprouts that we have to pry them out with a fork. The last two days I’ve added them to our green smoothies – I love finding a great, cheap ingredient for my smoothies.
As gas prices rise, and with them the price of just about everything else, it’s good to find ways to stretch the budget for necessary things like food. Sprouts are one of the best ways I’ve found to do that. There’s a measure of instant gratification too – unlike a garden, where you plant seeds and have to wait weeks or months to eat anything, sprouts are ready within a couple days. They’re cheap, easy, quick, and can be added to just about anything for a nutrient and taste boost. Sprouts are also perfect for people who don’t have room for a garden, since you grow them in a jar. And they’re a lot less labor-intensive than a garden.