Most of you that have been to my Pam's Touch website realize that I strongly believe that your health is tied to your diet. Of course, most people know this by now. And it’s not a secret that the best foods are fruits and vegetables. In this age of fast food and immediate gratification, it’s not always easy to “do the right thing”. If you have kids, they are likely to opt for pizza, French fries, ice cream, sodas, etc. It’s all about the taste for them. No wonder the rates of obesity and diabetes continue to plague our society.
So let’s say you want to eat a healthy diet and you don’t grow your own food. You can go to your local grocery store and buy produce that is several days old (which is fine but I would encourage you to buy organic). Another great option is sprouting. For those of you that love salads, sprouting may be the answer. Sprouts can take the place of lettuce, are easy to grow in your kitchen, are affordable, and very nutritious. Once you learn to grow sprouts, a great salad is only minutes away. Simply place a handful of sprouts in a bowl, add whatever veggies you want (eg onions, peppers, avocado, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber), maybe a little salt and pepper, some healthy dressing (I like olive oil and balsamic vinegar) and voila, you’re good to go.
It’s never too late to make changes in your lifestyle.
I'm not an expert on sprouting by any means. However, I was able to "learn the ropes" fairly quickly. Here are a couple of websites that I found helpful:
Here are of few pix from my kitchen: