Every time I go to Costco, I find a new product that intrigues me – this time it was TruRoots Organic Sprouted Bean Trio. I guess I should sprout my own beans, but really, who has time for that with a full time job, a busy workout schedule and a food experiment to-do list as long as mine! I also think that I would never be able to use my own sprouted beans in a timely manner, which would always expose me to the risk of food poisoning or the beans going to waste. I haven’t been able to find much information about whether the nutritional of dried sprouted beans is diminished as opposed to freshly sprouted ones, so I’m going to go with the assumption that it is close enough.
My first experiment with these beans was to cook them (according to package directions which only took 15 minutes!) and mix the cooked beans with a very ripe avocado, lime juice, and cilantro. I served it over a bed of greens and it was great leftover the next day at lunch as well. I can’t wait to find more creative ways to incorporate this product into my diet.
I love that Costco continues to introduce new, healthy (and usually organic) options to the grocery aisle at a reasonable price point (unlike Whole Foods, which I love anyways). This makes loading up my pantry so much easier – I usually make one trip per month to stock up on ingredients and it’s nice to add such a great variety of grains and legumes in bulk sizes. Some of my recent favourites include farro and Pacific Foods’ organic soup. I always make sure to take that extra trip down the aisle to make sure I don’t miss out on any new additions.