I’m forever indebted to my younger son’s teacher for making him eat sprouts at last. I can’t thank her enough and words fail me. As many of you know how good sprouts are for you and the importance of its health benefits only increase manifold, especially if you happen be a vegetarian or vegan and depend on legumes and lentils for your day to day protein needs. Sprouting at home is one of the easiest thing that even your kid can do. These Mung Beans were sprouted by my kid.
Though I did not want to post this one as it is not even a recipe, I just wanted to do it as a token of appreciation for my boy. I have had my share of lecturing my kid on how good, sprouts are for him, but they fell on deaf ears until 2 weeks ago his teacher gave a project asking the class to bring mung beans which they had sprouted all by themselves.
I explained him how to do that and after it sprouted he asked me if it safe to taste just one. What do you think my reply was? He is more than welcome to the entire lot. He developed a love for it immediately and started eating it raw and for the past 2 weeks he had been eating a handful of raw sprouts daily and I’m a happy mom. Now, it has become his job to prepare the beans for sprouting daily and all he does is empty the sprouts into his snacks box and takes it to school daily to be eaten during the break time.
1. You can also tie the soaked beans in a moist cloth and let it sprout.
2. You can sprout any beans following the same method. But of course the sprouting time will vary with each bean.