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How Kids Can Grow Food + a Giveaway

By Katie Lavin, March 6, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Katie Lavin

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?

Category: Kid Friendly




FoodieFood says ...
I love lo mein with crunchy bean sprouts!
03/06/2014 3:37:23 PM CST
Larissa Krayer says ...
I love putting sprouts in a hummus wrap they add a little bit of crunch and brightness to the wrap.
03/06/2014 4:48:41 PM CST
Kit Rice says ...
I love sprouts on a fresh green salad. Yummm!
03/06/2014 5:50:56 PM CST
Alex says ...
Stir-fry. Can't go simpler than that!
03/06/2014 6:32:56 PM CST
Melinda says ...
I love fried rice with sprouts. It is so good!
03/06/2014 6:52:20 PM CST
kelli says ...
Lunch! I like sandwiches with cream cheese, sprouts, cucumbers and tomatoes. Yum!
03/06/2014 7:13:22 PM CST
Jessie C. says ...
I like sprouts with noodles.
03/06/2014 10:02:12 PM CST
Calli says ...
I love sprouts on a turkey burger!
03/06/2014 10:16:12 PM CST
cherrie bowers says ...
sprouts on a salad
03/07/2014 12:07:22 AM CST
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!
03/07/2014 1:14:36 AM CST
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!
03/07/2014 5:23:24 AM CST
Eileen says ...
We love to eat sprouts with our nightly dinner salads.
03/07/2014 5:35:07 AM CST
Emma says ...
I love making a salad with sprouts, micro greens, veggies, maybe a little tuna. It's so good!!
03/07/2014 6:31:08 AM CST
Raquel Perez says ...
I love making stir fried rice with veggies and sprouts yummy!!!
03/07/2014 8:24:25 AM CST
Mary Allen says ...
Bagel sandwiches!!
03/07/2014 9:22:30 AM CST
Vicky Carlson says ...
I love sprouts on hummus crackers with roasted pepper anytime!
03/07/2014 9:41:51 AM CST
Gwynne Carpenter says ...
Sprouts on my raw collard wrap, veggie burrito please!
03/07/2014 9:44:21 AM CST
Erin Ellis says ...
My favorite is chicken salad with sprouts!
03/07/2014 10:01:41 AM CST
Karen says ...
Pita sandwiches are great with sprouts....
03/07/2014 1:36:32 PM CST
Christina says ...
Sprouts are delicious with udon noodles.
03/07/2014 9:34:02 PM CST
Brie Padfield says ...
I love to add sprouts to a big chef salad or a fresh turkey sandwich on whole wheat.
03/07/2014 9:59:52 PM CST
Millie says ...
Absolutely love adding sprouts to sandwiches with avocado, tomatoes, hummus and lots of other vegetable goodies! Yum!
03/08/2014 3:24:46 AM CST
June Ebinger says ...
03/08/2014 5:11:20 AM CST
Kari says ...
I like to add broccoli sprouts to pasta with tomato sauce
03/08/2014 10:25:09 AM CST
Daniel K says ...
I always have sprouts on a bread with some hemp seeds and almond butter mostly every day!
03/08/2014 11:30:59 AM CST