Last week I felt like I had won the lottery. The hubby noticed my mom’s sprouts growing on the counter and he asked if we could grow some. I told him, of course, and I pulled out my kitchen sprouter out from under the cabinet. After 5 days, when the sprouts were grown, the hubby opened up the container and started eating away. He was so excited and told me now he could take sprout sandwiches to work! The reason I felt like I had won the lottery is that the hubby can be so picky about eating healthy things, and I finally found something he got excited about and wanted to eat!
If you’ve been wanting to sprout your own seeds here is a little tutorial on how to do it. You can find sprouting seeds at your local health foods store or from your co-op or from Amazon. You can either use a glass jar to sprout or you can get a kitchen sprouter just like I have HERE.
Here’s what you need. You can either use a jar or a kitchen sprouter. You will also need sprout seeds.
Put one tablespoon of sprout seeds in either the jar or the container. Don’t add more than that or it will overflow!
If you are using a jar you need to put a piece of cheesecloth over the top of the jar. The sprouts need to breath and you need something to rise the the water off.
Twice a day you need to rinse the seeds. Pour some cold water into the jar or into the top part of the sprouter container. If you are using the jar just rinse the seeds and drain the water.
If you are using a sprouter you will put water in the top part and it will drain through. When it’s done just empty out the bottom.
Here are the seeds on day 2. If you look closely you can see that they have already started sprouting. Make sure you are rinsing them off twice a day.
Day 3. Definite sprouting going on here! Don’t worry if you start to see some little fuzzies that look like mold. Those are just roots.
By day 5, your sprouts will look like this! They are ready to harvest! Just put them in a container and store them in the fridge.
The nice thing about the sprouter is that it has 3 trays and you can start each tray on a different day so you always have fresh sprouts going! Sprouts are so healthy for you! They contain enzymes that help you break down your food and keep your body healthy.