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How Kids Can Grow Food + a Giveaway

Katie Lavin is the Wholesale Sales Manager at High Mowing Organic Seeds. High Mowing offers 10 varieties of organic, Non-GMO Project verified sprouting seeds. They're a proud supporter of Whole Kids Foundation and helps supply thousands of Whole Kids Foundation partner schools with organic seeds for their school gardens. Look for High Mowing Organic Seeds at select Whole Foods Markets beginning in April.

Seeds are amazing. We plant them in the garden, cover them with soil and watch with wonder as they begin to poke out of the ground — it’s the start of the food we eat. However due to seasonal or space constraints, having a garden is not feasible for some families. Thankfully, it’s not the only way to grow your own food. Say hello to sprouts!

We’re giving away five sprouting kits. Keep reading to learn more. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winners: Kim, Aisha, Zoey, Shelly and Finn!

Spicy Sprout Salad

Sprouts are nutritional powerhouses that add flavor, texture and contrast to a salad or sandwich. Most varieties go from seed to sprout in about five days. The quickness of this crop makes it a great project for kids — they love watching the seeds germinate and grow.

Using a wide-mouth mason jar, a sprouting lid, sprouting seeds and clean water, you can grow your own food without sun or soil, at any time of the year. Growing sprouts is a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy food. With adult guidance, even young children can participate in the process of growing sprouts. It’s really that easy!

What better way to marvel at the start of food than by sprouting seeds? Watch this simple tutorial and soon you can be on your way to eating fresh, homegrown sprouts.

We're giving away five sprouting kits — a jar, lid and package of sprouting seeds from High Mowing Organic Seeds. Simply tell us your favorite meal with sprouts in the comment section by Thursday, March 20. We will pick five winners at random.

No purchase necessary. Promotion ends March 20, 2014, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

What's your favortie meal with sprouts?

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Amie says …

I love lo mein with crunchy bean sprouts!

Larissa Krayer says …

I love putting sprouts in a hummus wrap they add a little bit of crunch and brightness to the wrap.

Kit Rice says …

I love sprouts on a fresh green salad. Yummm!

Alex says …

Stir-fry. Can't go simpler than that!

Melinda says …

I love fried rice with sprouts. It is so good!

kelli says …

Lunch! I like sandwiches with cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers and tomatoes. Yum!

Jessie C. says …

I like sprouts with noodles.

Calli says …

I love sprouts on a turkey burger!

cherrie bowers says …

sprouts on a salad

Joy says …

Sprouts are great in a sandwich, along with cheese, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce and basil! Maybe tofu or hummus too! Mmm sprouts are delicious, I really find them refreshing. I would love to eat them more often. Thanks for the tips!

Phyllis Briggs says …

This sounds like the ideal way to get your vitamins. Easy to do and the grandkids would enjoy setting this up with me. A win would really make my and their day!

Eileen says …

We love to eat sprouts with our nightly dinner salads.

Emma says …

I love making a salad with sprouts, micro greens, veggies, maybe a little tuna. It's so good!!

Raquel Perez says …

I love making stir fried rice with veggies and sprouts yummy!!!

Mary Allen says …

Bagel sandwiches!!

Vicky Carlson says …

I love sprouts on hummus crackers with roasted pepper anytime!

Gwynne Carpenter says …

Sprouts on my raw collard wrap, veggie burrito please!

Erin Ellis says …

My favorite is chicken salad with sprouts!

Karen says …

Pita sandwiches are great with sprouts....

Christina says …

Sprouts are delicious with udon noodles.

Brie Padfield says …

I love to add sprouts to a big chef salad or a fresh turkey sandwich on whole wheat.

Millie says …

Absolutely love adding sprouts to sandwiches with avocado, tomatoes, hummus and lots of other vegetable goodies! Yum!

June Ebinger says …

I LIKE SPROUTS IN MY SALAD

Kari says …

I like to add broccoli sprouts to pasta with tomato sauce

Daniel K says …

I always have sprouts on a bread with some hemp seeds and almond butter mostly every day!

Holly Forrest says …

Our favorite is toasted whole grain bread spread with a layer of hummus, avacodo, tomato and large handful of fresh sprouts. Delicious!

debbie wilson says …

a nice big salad

Mary Somerville says …

We love to have sprouts topping our tacos.

Mike L. says …

Sprouts are great on veggie burgers. Does anyone have any unique recipes that include sprouts?

Lois Deady-Schulz says …

I am a literacy teacher for K-2 students. We use seed sprouting/planting/transplanting with versions of "Jack and the Beanstalk" . I have favorite roll-up recipes, but would appreciate some ideas for kids.

Debrajaye says …

I sprinkle sprouts on top of my healty shake in the morning.

Marcela says …

We like our sprouts on sandwiches!

Deanna says …

Onion sprouts in an omelet or sprinkled on top a over easy egg adds flavor, color and yumminess

Bambi Kṛṣṇā Dāsī says …

I love sprouts in my veggie burgers or sandwiches! Makes it perfect!

Janet says …

Sprouts on a sandwich! Yum!!

Sandi says …

Sandwich made with hummus, tomato, onion, cucumber, and sprouts on whole wheat -- yummy!

larilyn garland says …

A sandwich I grew fond of in the college cafeteria... peanut butter and alfalfa sprouts on sprouted wheat bread. It seemed strange, until I tried it. Wonderful!

Stacy S. says …

I love putting sprouts on my veggie wrap.

Nancy Vazquez says …

I like adding sprouts to our sandwiches.

uyen says …

I love sprouts in salads, but my guilty pleasure is on pizza!

Sondra Agus says …

I love sprouts with fresh vegetables sautéed or fresh- string beans, brocolli, asparagus, cauliflower, etc. Also, I love them in a fresh salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, peppers, grated carrots. Sprouts on the top are heavenly!! I got food poisoning once from sprouts and to make them myself would actually be a luxury for me because I know they will be fresh. I have not had them in four years but now I feel so comfortable and happy growing them myself and storing them properly. Thank you.

Ellen Volk-Reustle says …

I love to put my sprouts in my green smoothie in the morning! I also like it on a sandwich with tomato. My husband likes sprouts in his salad.

Hannah says …

We love sprouts in lots of recipes and sandwiches, but especially in Whole Foods "fresh tuna salad with pineapple" recipe! :)

Rosa Cromwell says …

I enjoy sprouts on a feta cheese omelet and always with a salad. CRUNCH!

donna s. says …

Pea shoots are the best! They are great addition on salads, sandwiches, wraps or entirely solo! They are an awesome snack. No more fatty junk food snacks for me. Green crunchy goodness!

Sandy says …

I love their crunch on top of a salad of green and veggies.

Sarah Gross says …

My favorite sprouts meal is an avocado, cream cheese and sprout sandwich!

Erin says …

Sprouts make a sandwich! I love the crunchiness of alfalfa sprouts paired with a creamy avocado and other fresh veggies

Laura Dolan says …

I make a tortalinni pasta salad add dried cranberries, frsh baby spinich, shredded romano cheese topped with alfalfa sprouts!

Val Tomsic says …

My favorite meal with sprouts is vegan tacos...sprouted corn tortillas, beans, sprouts, avocado and salsa! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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