If you are living in a small apartment, sprouting is a good alternative. You can do it using jars with cheesecloth or you can purchase specialized sprouters. Eating the sprouts raw is not recommended since there are some reports that it is harmful to your health.
You can stir fry sprouts, or grind them up and make them into pancakes topped with your favorite syrup. By doing this, you will not have a hard time encouraging your kids to eat veggies. You can also just grind them and add them in your pancake mixture.
Grown-ups often prefer crunchy sprouts in their pancakes. One of the primary advantages of sprouting is that you can grow them indoors. If you don’t have bigger backyard or a balcony, you can always resort to container garden idea. With sprouting there is no need for you to worry about animals or passerby getting into the produce. Although the hassle factor may be higher, if it works, then you will get the actual veggies and fruit to eat instead of sprouts.