A blog following me and my family on our path to a healthier lifestyle
Monday, June 7, 2010
Too Much Produce!
On Sunday or Monday depending on how busy I am over the weekend I like to put together a rough plan for the week. I hate wasting produce or really any food, so I try to take an inventory of what we have and what will go bad. Then I figure out what we should eat for the week. To keep things interesting I have been searching for new recipe's.
Produce is the biggest thing when I'm planning out our meals because it goes bad the quickest. Lately we have had too much produce - gasp! I know how can you have too much produce? Well we get our weekly produce box, plus the garden is putting out a lot of veggies. Right now we are swamped with broccoli and lettuce. Soon we will have our hands full with peas and tomatoes. This is fantastic and I am in no way complaining!
I picked up our produce box on Saturday morning with my handy Envitote! I bought this bag from NHerShoe's open sky shop. This bag is really great. When it is empty it folds up nice and small, but it has sturdy sides so it can handle heavy cargo.
This week from our Newleaf produce box we got:
- 4 Bananas
- 3 pairs
- 3 apples
- 4 oranges
- 1 lbs strawberries
- 4 beets
- 1 lg onion
- 3 yellow squash
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 head of lettuce
From Newleaf, I also picked up some coconut butter that I have seen around the blogs. I almost bought this a couple weeks ago, but the price tag made me hold off. I decide to splurge this week. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Hint - do not put this in the fridge.
Since we have been overwhelmed with produce lately, I downgraded our Newleaf order to just a fruit box. I will probably miss the variety, but I can always fill in what we are missing.
So after reviewing everything this is our plan for the week:
Sunday: Grilled chicken kabobs with onions & squash, potato pancakes and a large salad
Monday: Salmon in flaky pastry with broccoli and large salad
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.