Roanna Martin

"make [food] simple and let things taste of what they are." {Curnonsky}

Sprouts Harvest

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So, after Day 5, came the day of harvest. I started a rotation at a rehab hospital yesterday, so that took priority over blogging yesterday and today- so sorry for those of you who were expecting the “sprout series” to wrap up earlier!

The tower was beginning to teeter, pushed askew by the  muscular mung bean sprouts at the bottom.

The Toppling Tower

The Toppling Tower

Here’s what each tray looked like immediately prior to harvest, which was exactly 6 days after the seeds were first place on their trays. There wasn’t a lot of broccoli left- I had snitched quite a bit to put in salads, wraps, and soups 🙂

Broccoli

Broccoli

At this point in time, the alfalfa is probably my favorite of these three varieties. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor which is delightful to just eat plain. (Boring, I know, but I can’t always be gourmet!)

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

And these big guys. 

Mung Bean

Mung Beans

To save space in my refrigerator, I just put all of the sprouts in the same container. I think this is probably about 3 cups of sprouts. Including what I harvested earlier, I estimate that I got a little less than a quart of sprouts from 3 3/4 tablespoons (a wee bit less than a 1/4 cup) of seeds. That’s a pretty good yield for 6 days!

Mixed Sprouts

Mixed Sprouts

Tonight I wrapped a whole wheat tortilla with a generous spoonful of garlic hummus around a handful of sprouts, sauteed chicken strips, and some steamed kale. Delicious and simple dinner for 1!

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Author: roannamartinwvudietetics12

A dietetic intern with a love of learning, an enjoyment of food, and a passion for people.

4 thoughts on “Sprouts Harvest

  1. Wow, a hummus, chicken, & sprout wrap sounds amazing!! Can I buy sprouts pre-sprouted (haha) or is it worth it to invest in some seeds & a planter?

    • It is highly likely that your local grocery store will sell sprouts- typically alfalfa. I have even read about canned mung bean sprouts- but I’ve never looked for them in the store, so I am not so sure about that! Let me know what you find 🙂

  2. I made an awesome breakfast stir fry last saturday with sprouts from the farmers market here – sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, onions, zucchini, carrots, and the sprouts. So good.

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