Different Ways to Use Broccoli Sprouts in Recipes
A little goes a long way when it comes to broccoli sprouts – just a handful of this superfood provides a ton of nutrition. This, of course, makes it much more versatile when using it recipes – since you can always use it as a topping or garnish.
One thing to think about when looking for broccoli sprouts recipes is that they can usually be used in dishes that call for other types of sprouts. They also can be used in place of radishes, since they have similar flavoring.
1. Salads: This is a no-brainer. Mix and combine sprouts with the other ingredients or add them to the top as an accent. These microgreens are much more nutritious than your regular iceberg lettuce, plus they are more flavorful and add more texture as well.
2. Sandwiches: Feel free to make yourself a sprout sandwich with mayonnaise and tomatoes on toasted whole wheat bread or a pita. In fact, sprouts can easily replace lettuce on any deli sandwich and provide that nice crisp.
Take this a step further and turn your traditional bread or bagel sandwich into a lettuce wrap with sprouts and everything inside. You’ll increase your nutrient intake, keep your fiber content high and reduce the number of processed carbohydrates significantly.
But don’t overlook warm sandwiches such as burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches. They can be cooked right in with the rest of the ingredients or added when the cooking is finished to add interesting texture. Check out this unusual grilled sprout sandwich:
3. Noodle Dishes: I’m talking about cold noodle salads here – or ones that combine vegetables with noodles. These are fresh-tasting, and using an Italian salad dressing can make it taste really awesome!
Keep in mind that sprouts can add a good amount of volume to pasta dishes without adding a lot of calories or carbs. This is a great alternative to people trying to keep their carbs low or who are cutting their calories while not going hungry.
4. Stir Fry Recipes: Add the sprouts after you do the frying. This way they will stay crisp and texture to the meal. Certified Personal Trainer Rebecca Fredericks demonstrates how to do this in the video below.
Note that preparing meals sprouts are a great way to get in a significant amount of healthy fiber while still keeping your carbs low. Sprouts such as broccoli and radish can also add flavor in addition to nutrition.
5. Smoothies: If you want the health benefits of broccoli sprouts, but you don’t necessarily have time to prepare a meal, throw them into a smoothie. You probably won’t be able to taste them, but your body will thank you anyway. See how you can incorporate sprouts into a green smoothie: