Last Updated on April 11, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Looking for uses for sprouts? Check out these alfalfa sprouts recipes for the best way to use them in your next meal or snack.
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Uses for Sprouts
Sprouts are a great source of the enzymes we need to stay healthy. So, you may remember my seed sprouting experiment where I made a sprouting jar and sprouted alfalfa seeds.
After four days of rinsing and watching the alfalfa seeds, I finally have a full crop of them in the refrigerator to use.
So, if you’re buying these from the store, you might want to learn how to make your own sprouting jar to save money. They’re really easy to make at home and then you can use them in one of these recipes for alfalfa sprouts.
The next question is, what exactly am I going to do with a full container of these? There are a lot of different things you can do with them including Egg Fu Yung, adding them to sandwiches and salads, or even snacking on them fresh from the container.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Alfalfa sprouts recipes
- Top your salad
- Top your sandwich
- Add them to a stir-fry
- Eat them plain
- Top your pizza
- Add them to a tortilla
- Put them inside an omelet
- Use them in egg rolls or spring rolls
- Toss them in the pot when you are cooking rice (toward the end of the cooking time)
- Add them to a tuna or seafood pasta salad
- Top your tacos with a handful
- Toss them in yeast bread when you are making it
- Top your hot dog instead of relish
- Sprinkle over the top of your soup
- Add to meatloaf. Great way to get the kids to try these alfalfa sprouts recipes.
- Use them in juicing. Just toss in a handful in with the fruits and vegetables.
- Add them to smoothies. No one will notice!
- Add to dip for vegetables or chips
- Try this Stir Fry recipe.
If you haven’t tried sprouting your own seeds or beans yet, I encourage you to try doing it yourself. It really is quite simple and a great way to grow your own food inside.
I find that using a sprouting container is easiest to get started.
Stirfry Recipe with Sprouts
One of my favorite busy night recipes is this stir fry recipe. I can have it on the table in 15 minutes or less so it works for evenings where I’m pressed for time.
It’s a very healthy meal and a great solution for nights where I might be tempted to order take-out or hit the drive-through instead. It is both gluten-free and paleo so it’s something that everyone in the family can enjoy.
If you want to learn another new skill in the kitchen, why not learn how to make kefir.
- 1/4 cup sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
- 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1-1/2 teaspoons oil, divided
- 1 small orange pepper, cut into chunks
- 1 small yellow pepper, cut into chunks
- 1 cup of broccoli florets
- 1 small zucchini, julienned
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts, rinsed
- Hot cooked rice
- Mix the first five ingredients. Place beef in a large resealable plastic bag; add half of the marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
- In a different bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade; set aside. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In a large nonstick skillet cook beef in 1 teaspoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm.
- In the same pan, stir-fry peppers in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add zucchini; stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in bean sprouts and heat through.
- Stir broth mixture and stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to the pan; heat through. Serve over rice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1040mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g
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