Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sprouts, Do You?

Do you eat sprouts, lentils, beans, seeds etc?
Do you sprout them at home or buy them sprouted?
Do you eat them fresh or cooked?
What's your favorite type of sprout?

I have neighbors whose children are athletic champions, and the family is more than vegan, they're raw food eaters. One of their dietary proteins is sprouts.

I've been getting a periodic supply from the newest member of our family who's vegan and sprouts lentils pretty regularly. But I haven't yet taken the plunge and tried doing it myself.

From what I understand you don't need expensive equipment, but even though I've heard the instructions, I keep chickening out. Oops, maybe a punny word.

Maybe I'd get some of the weight off if I have sprouts as my vegetarian protein more often instead of the sesame paste, but the fat in the sesame paste makes the meal more satisfying. And if I add a good olive oil I'd be increasing the calories...

Any suggestions?


Yocheved Golani said...

I've taught followers of my blog how to sprout on several occasions. Sprouts support eye health and overall health. They can even help a person to keep gray hair at bay.

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Shira Salamone said...

You might want to think twice about reducing your use of olive oil just because it's high-calorie. Olive oil has way too many health benefits. Among other benefits, olive oil is anti-inflammatory and may help prevent cardiovascular disease. Also, if you lower your fat intake too much, you may find yourself hungry all the time and might be tempted to snack on junk food, and it's always better to eat a healthy fat than an unhealthy one.