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Benefits of Sprouts

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A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer, Pat Leonard, shares the benefits of sprouts with Natalie and Lindee.

1) Nutrient Dense Foods:

Sprouts are a good place to start.

Great way to ward off any Winter-Blues with fresh greens.

Packed with Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and good fats.

2) Start with Choosing the Container:

Purchase - Various types - Jar or sprouter.

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DIY - Mason Jar and Cheesecloth or screen.

3)  Choose your sprouts:

Purchase local Natural Food Store or online

Some of the most nutrient dense include Watercress and Sunflower

·Alfalfa: a good source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, and K

·Mung bean: good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins C and A

·Lentil sprouts: contain 26 percent protein and can be eaten without cooking

4) Add your sprouts into all foods:

Salads, Smoothies, Stir-fry, Sandwiches, wraps, top your pizza, Burgers

5) Sprout Burgers:

4 cups sprouts - cut to smaller pieces

2 eggs

2 cups bread crumbs

Season with herbs: garlic, parsley, basil

Combine ingredients.  Keep mixture moist enough to form patties.  Fry in olive oil till golden brown on both sides.

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