I think we all want to become healthier in one way or another.
Believe it or not, it’s easier to do than we often think.
I’m not talking about starting to run, or lift weights or even do an aerobics workout that leaves you sore and breathless. You can do those things if you prefer, but the first and easiest change is in what you eat.
I’m not saying you need to cut out all the sugar, alcohol, caffeine and carbs cold turkey, because you know as well as I do that doesn’t last long. Depriving yourself of the things you love just leads to binge eating, which is not healthy at all.
What I am saying is to incorporate as many fresh foods into your diet as possible. Add more fresh veggies to your plate to increase your fiber and vitamin intake, and you will begin to notice positive results.
When you grow your own fruits and vegetables, it’s easier to eat healthy. You can snack on the peas and beans while you’re weeding your garden, pick some edible flowers and add them to a salad or pig out on raspberries. There’s no reason not to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Plus, when you’re out in your garden you’re moving around. Pulling weeds, picking flowers and walking around are all good for you. Not only does it add some movement to your day (especially important if you have a sit-down job), it also lowers your stress levels. And lowering stress levels leads to a healthier you.
I have been enjoying my sprouts, and eat some almost daily. I like them as a fresh snack the most, but have also added them to other ingredients to make a meal.
In the recipes section (still a little empty) you will find my Sprout Salad and Sprout Scramble recipes. I love how they both turned out, and how easy they were to make. They are also both easily doubled or tripled, based on how many people you’re cooking for.
If you’re new to sprouting check out my beginner article. It lays out the process step-by-step, plus provides some links to quality organic seeds.
Let me know how your sprouts turn out and how you like the recipes.