So my experiment this week is sprouting. For those that want to grow something with basically no labor involved, sprouts are the perfect food.
Basically, you put water on beans/seeds, and they sprout within the next few days. Fruits and vegetables lose some of their nutrients as soon as they are picked. Often produce travels a long distance before making it into your meal, which leads to decreased nutritional value. Freezing, cooking, chopping, and even just exposure to air also cause a decline in vitamins and minerals. Sprouts, on the other hand, are in the most nutritious stage of a plant's life. They have tons of enzymes and vitamins, especially A and C (but it depends on what you're sprouting).
I happened to have lentils in my cabinet, so I used those. Lentil sprouts should be eaten within 2-3 days of being soaked. They're rich in protein, Vitamins A and B. I'm going to eat them on a bagel with hummus. This alone should be nearly enough protein for the day
The video I watched to learn how to sprout is extremely amusing. I will certainly try to find more media from this duo.