A blog following me and my family on our path to a healthier lifestyle
Monday, May 10, 2010
Newleaf Organic Produce Box
I have been trying to buy more fruits and vegetables in an effort too eat more fruits and vegetables. I know brilliant idea.
I stumbled on an organic food store by Loyola University called Newleaf Natural Grocery. They offer produce boxes in various sizes for $15, $25.5, or $35. You can get fruit or veggie boxes or a combo box. This is similar to the CSA produce delivery service a friend of mine uses, except I have to go pick it up. They also sell groceries, but I really like the box program.
I have been getting the $25 box with both fruit and veggies for the past few weeks. You do have to order the box ahead of time and the items are a surprise. I get a good variety of items and usually there is something out of the ordinary that helps me branch out and try new things. I pick up my goodies on Saturday and enjoy them all week long.
This is what was in the box this week:
Braeburn apples (3)
Bunch of radishes (local)
Broccoli (2 heads)
Red leaf lettuce (huge head)
Not in the box, but also purchased at Newleaf:
I'm not really sure what to do with the watercress. It looks like I could probably just put it in a salad, but I will have to google some recipe ideas.
I am a 28 year old wife and mother on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I like to cook, garden, run, read and talk about nutrition and play with my rambunctious 2 year old boy TJ. I love tasty (read as greasy) food, so I am pretty constantly trying to find a good balance.