Adrienne Gajownik


Add some crunch and minerals to your lunch

Eat more sprouts.

One of my favorite sandwiches in Raleigh is the supersprout from Sadlack's Heroes. It contains whole wheat bread, cheese, tomato, cucumber, mustard, onion, sprouts, salt and pepper. It's simple and delicious on days when I forget to pack my lunch.

Add sprouts to your spinach salads and veggie sandwiches. Not only will they add crunch, but they add more minerals to your diet. Alfalfa sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin K, chlorophyll, sodium, zinc, sulfur, silicon, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron and calcium. They're also a good source of protein.

There are all kinds of sprouts—broccoli, mung bean, lentil, alfalfa, clover, sunflower, and radish. You can try sprouting at home too. Try these wraps or this veggie sandwich for a great way to introduce sprouts in your diet.