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Ashleigh Smith

Dec 6
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How to Use Microgreens and Sprouts?

Have you tried growing sprouts or microgreens, but aren’t sure how to use them? You have come to the right place. This post is all about how you can incorporate these bundles of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into your everyday meals. Sprouts and microgreens are more versatile than you think! They can be eaten with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. Once you get started, you won’t want to stop eating these delicious and nutritious living foods. Incorporate them into any type of diet.

Sprouts and Microgreens For Breakfast

Adding sprouts and microgreens to your breakfast can be extremely beneficial as they are full of proteins, but low in calories. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Try different microgreens and sprouts for a different flare of flavor to your favorite breakfast foods.

  • Fancy Toast/Avacado Toast
  • Breakfast Sandwich
  • Top of Begel with Cream Cheese
  • Stuffed Omelette
  • Oatmeal
  • Smoothies
  • Microgreens and Gallo Pinto
  • Acai Bowl
  • Wheatgrass Mixed Juice
Microgreens and Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

Sprouts and Microgreens For Lunch and Dinner

Whether you like a hardy sit-down meal or something on the go, microgreens are the perfect addition. They can be used as a garnish or as the featured star. Microgreens can often replace common leafy greens for a more vibrant color and texture, elevating your most common meals. Try adding micros or sprouts to these classic dishes.

Ramen and Microgreens Meal
  • Pizza
  • Burger Topping
  • Savory Crepes
  • Pasta
  • Spring Salad
  • Sushi
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Pho
  • BMT (Bacon Microgreen Tomato Sandwich
  • Buddha Bowls
  • Chili
  • Soups
  • Garnish Roasted Vegetables
  • Rice/Quinoa Salads
  • Tacos
  • Ramen

Snack With Sprouts and Microgreens

Vegetables aren’t just for meals, they are also great snacks. Fuel your body with more than food. Fuel it with the best nutrients available. These ideas are for those who live on the go but want to stay energized and light on their feet. I hate feeling like my food is bogging me down. Sprouts and microgreens won't dissapoint.

  • Top Flatbread
  • Garnish Herb Butter and Bread
  • Garnish Crackers and Hummus
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
Microgreens and Hummus

Popular Sprouts and Microgreens

For some more specific recipes we highly suggest checking out some of our ambassadors and affiliates listed below. Here we have compiled a list of people who not only eat microgreens and sprouts, they have incorporated them into their everyday lifestyle.

Good Sources for Recipes:

@FullyRawKristina - Instagram and Youtube

Fullyrawkristina is known for her delicious and eye-catching vegan recipes. You can get access to her library of vegan recipes crafted to encourage a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle like she has maintained for the past 16 years. Trust us, she will inspire you to add all sorts of yummy fruits and vegetables to your home garden.

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Ashleigh Smith's photo

I'm Ashleigh Smith, a native to Northern Utah. I first gained a love of gardening with my grandmother as I helped her each summer. I decided to make a career of it and have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Brigham Young University - Idaho. My studies have focused on plant production while I also have experience in Nursery & Garden Center Operations.



I’m just getting started with micro greens, and usually just use them in salads, thank you for sharing these great ideas!!


I really loved this article. I grow microgreens quite regularly, and my favorite/consistent grows are alfalfa greens (and sprouts), radish, kale, garlic chives, and sunflower, which I’ve generally just been combining to make base salads for my proteins (goes wonderful with white fish such as cod especially). With that being said, I’ve been dying to try new things with them outside of base salads and as one-off seasonings; I am especially interested in the savory crepe idea.

Heidi Harris

This article gives me inspiration for conversations with my customers at the farmers market!

niccole celeste radhe

I have been growing micro greens for a while now and i was looking for ideas with what to put them in and this article was just perfect for me! thanks so much for sharing some great ideas!


Wonderful article with fantastic suggestions. I personally have been incorporating microgreens in my salads, avocado toasts and smoothies to add flavor and nutritional value. Im looking forward to trying some of these new suggestions. Thank you!

Nicole Burkhart

Love this article definitely a item to grow next season and try with family.

Angela Chandler

What a great post! We love microgreens, and learned some new ways to use them.