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BroccoSprouts

It seems today that everyone is talking about superfoods, big nutrients and healthy eats. There’s about a million ways to fill your body with healthy food, but there’s one in particular that we think is unique: Broccoli Sprouts – or as we like to call them, BroccoSprouts.

The best thing about BroccoSprouts is the simple fact that they are overflowing with vitamins. BroccoSprouts have 15% of your daily value of Vitamin C and 4 % of your daily value of dietary fiber in 1 ounce.

Fiber is an important part to your diet in many ways. According to Livestrong.com, fiber helps lower the cholesterol in the body which decreases your risk for heart disease. Fiber can also help control blood sugar for those with diabetes. Fiber is also key to maintaining a healthy digestive track.

BroccoSprouts also have a high concentration of antioxidant power. Researchers at John’s Hopkins found that 3-day-old broccoli sprouts contained a significant amount of Sulforaphane Glucosinolate, or SGS. Basically, that’s a big word for a very strong antioxidant. Usually, antioxidants cycle through the body in less than 24 hours. BroccoSprouts’ antioxidant power lasts for up to 72 hours.

And last, but certainly not least, BroccoSprouts taste delicious! They have a light, peppery flavor that complements any sandwich, salad, and entree. Check out some recipes here on our blog as well as on our website, www.broccosprouts.com.

Here’s a delicious recipe we love making with BroccoSprouts!

Paisano Rigatoni
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ cups BroccoSprouts®
1 cup zucchini, sliced
1 15-ounce can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
8 ounces cooked rigatoni, rinsed and drained
Freshly grated Asiago cheese for topping

Directions
In a large Dutch oven or non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except cheese and cook, tossing occasionally until warm. Sprinkle with Asiago as desired.

Alfalfa Sprouts

Though small, alfalfa sprouts contain an abundance of things your body needs to stay healthy.

Delicious and Nutritious Alfalfa Sprouts

Protein is an essential for your body. In every serving of alfalfa sprouts, you’ll get 3 grams of protein. This is a great way to enjoy a different protein source.

A popular topic of many health articles these days is fiber. Getting enough fiber ensures that everything in your digestive system continues to run smoothly each day. For each serving of alfalfa sprouts, there is 1 gram of fiber. Adding sprouts to a sandwich or salad will not only be delicious, but will help fill your fiber requirement quickly too.

Did you also know that alfalfa sprouts are a 0 point food for Weight Watchers? That’s because there is no fat or sugar in these tasty greens. So, don’t skimp on the pile of sprouts you add to any dish – this is a guilt-free addition to your meal. Consider trying different types of sprouts to add new flavors to your favorite dishes. One of our new favorites is China Rose Radish sprouts, with a crisp, tangy flavor or the Spicy Sprouts to add a bit of kick to your lunch sandwich and leave off some condiments.

Fiesta Salad with LifeForce Foods® Munchies

Looking for a healthy salad to spice up your life? Well, I think we found it. This simple salad has heat and health all wrapped up in one and it only takes a few minutes to make. It is perfect by itself or as an addition to a taco salad or burrito to add a bit of flavor.

LifeForce Foods® Munchies is a blend of green peas, red & green lentils and adzuki beans.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 package LifeForce Foods® Munchies
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
18 grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

Preparation:
Wisk chili powder, olive oil, lime, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add LifeForce Foods® Munchies, tomatoes, cilantro, onion, red bell pepper and jalapeno. Toss well. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Here’s our finished product!

Enjoy!

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