.It's hard to get really fresh greens in the winter. Let's face it lettuce, spinach and so on, aren't exactly fresh after they've been trucked halfway across the country and placed on the shelves. Sprouting seeds is an easy and cheap way to get something green into your body. Besides they are really nutritious, I once heard a doctor say that in a pinch you could live off of them for years.A large canister on your pantry shelf is good food insurance. Alas, as in everything the prices are going up on these large canisters also. When I bought it about six months ago, it cost about $25, now it's $32! But it's still a good buy, because it only take about three tablespoons to make the same amount you get in those little bags at the grocery store. Those bags cost over $2 in the grocery store and how fresh are they? I don't know how many servings are in a five pound canister but certainly more than sixteen servings, at least twice, maybe even quadruple that.
We use ours on sandwiches and in salads. We also throw some in soup. And here's something very strange, we just eat them raw, out of hand as a snack. It's funny, but it seems that when you eat healthier, your body starts to desire healthier foods. I actually start to salivate when I see a mound of these little green buggers! Never in a thousand years would I ever have thought I would learn to love bean sprouts. When I was younger, I only ate a vegetable about once a month, and then only under duress. So you see, even devoted chocoholic, junk food junkies can change their mindset.
It's easy to sprout greens. You just need a mason jar and something for a lid. I bought a fancy schmancy green lid that screws onto a mason jar, but a piece of cheesecloth stretched over the opening of the jar and secured with a rubber band or twine will suffice.
PS: I finally figured out my facebook password (or rather my husbands) so now I'm connected to it. But I really don't know what I am doing, so don't expect too much feedback from me! I apologize to those in past that have contacted me and I didn't respond to your request to be friends. I simply don't know what I'm doing!