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Make the Most of your Organic Produce Delivery!
Last summer we wrote a blog detailing home delivery services for organic produce. http://tinyurl.com/73x6kwo The exciting part of these services, at least for me, is receiving items you would not ordinarily purchase. While I am not a regular subscriber, I occasionally partake to trial different vendors and experiment with the bounty. This week I had the pleasure of receiving a “small fruit and vegetable box” containing the following items: Braeburn apples, bananas, tangelos, Anjou pears, beets, tomatoes, celery, carrots, collard greens, green leaf lettuce and parsley. Here are the new recipes that arose out of this week’s tinkering and additional meal/snack ideas to make the most out of the delightfully fresh produce available to me.
First, I played a game of “name that fruit/vegetable” with my kids. The beets were a big stumper but they did pretty well with most of the other items. I decided to tackle the greens first since they wilt pretty quickly. The result was a hearty and satisfying Collard Green and White Bean Chicken Soup. I baked fresh chicken breasts but it can be quick and easy, especially if you use leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken strips. (Just take note that the sodium content will be significantly higher if using prepared chicken)
Looking to bake? Try our NutritionBabes Banana Bread or Banana Pancakes. Apples always make a great snack, but how about incorporating them into your breakfast in our Apple, Cinnamon and Walnut Oatmeal?
Wow, I’ve now used everything in the box, except the parsley. I use that to garnish many of my dinner meals, and I keep the rest on my counter like a plant. Simply place the bunch in a short glass with about an inch of water and change it regularly.
The great thing about produce delivery is you rarely receive the same box twice. Consider looking into one of these services or joining a produce co-op. You may just have an inner creative foodie looking to get out!
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Organic Fruits and Vegetables Delivered to your Doorstep
There is a growing trend in home delivery services…fresh, organic fruits and vegetables delivered to your doorstep! We all know how important it is to eat healthy and many times with our hectic schedules it’s hard to get to your local farmers market. Organic produce delivery services may just work for you! You can customize your produce box according to size, variety and frequency. Organic produce delivery services are a great way to stock-up on produce and as well as to support your local farmers!
Women’s Health Magazine created a directory of produce delivery services according to state, check it out at http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-faster-0?page=4.
We all want to eat healthier while incorporating the fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes we just don’t know where to start. Check out our Babes’ Recipes page for easy, quick entrees and side dishes. We'll be adding many new recipes to incorporate your organic produce. Let us help you create healthy and delicious meals!