Sprouting alfalfa is a great introduction to eating in a sustainable way. Even if you live in a shoe box you will have room for a jar to make fresh alfalfa sprouts!! Getting the kids involved in the process is a real learning experience for them. Perfect for a healthy living lesson! Teaching kids about healthy eating options in a real interactive way makes them more involved, more invested in the outcome, and more excited about trying new things! They will also realise the benefits of eating this way as you casually discuss it while they are sprouting!
The health benefits of alfalfa.
Super high in antioxidants, they protect our cells from damage. Alfalfa sprouts are rich in nutrients, containing vitamin B1 and B6, vitamin C, E, A and K, and the minerals calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. They contain a plant chemical called phyto-oestrogen which helps balance women’s hormones. It is also used to promote lactation in breastfeeding mothers.
Another great health benefit is that it is good for the strength of our hair, skin and nails! It can reduce blood cholesterol levels and control blood sugar levels.
How do you explain that to a kid?? It’s a SUPER FOOD that can help them do XXXX (insert their fave thing to do!) better because they are jam packed full of nutritional fire power!
What can you do with them??
Add them to salads
In wraps or sandwiches
In sushi or rice paper
Sprinkled on stews or soups
In pesto or salsa
In freshly squeezed juice