How I’m Using My CSA Box {Week of 6.20-6.27}

For the past couple of years, I’ve been getting a CSA box every other week from Abundant Harvest Organics and it’s always a treat! I enjoy finding new ways to use all the delicious produce each time and have found that if I plan my weekly meals around the produce I’ve received, I’m more likely to make sure I enjoy it all before it goes bad. I do use As Seen on TV Debbie Meyer Green Bags and those help keep the vegetables fresh much longer.

This week’s box was filled with lettuce, kale, carrots, green beans, potatoes, green bell peppers, lots of peaches, and more! I love the summer months!

Kale: I’ll just be adding this raw to smoothies for me and the kids. It’s one of the only ways I can get my 2 year old to eat some greens! I usually use about 4 leafs of kale, and pull the greens off the stems and tear them up a bit, add some orange juice, a frozen banana and a mix of frozen berries. It’s delicious!

Green Beans: I’ll be making one of our favorites: Chicken with Rice and Green Beans. It’s similar to this Cheesy Skillet Chicken and Rice with Green Beans, but I do mine in the oven and use brown rice and don’t use mushrooms.

Potatoes and Green Bell Peppers: I plan to use these in Joy the Baker’s Sweet Corn Hash for breakfast one morning this weekend.

Carrots: I’ll just be cutting these up into carrot sticks to snack on throughout the day. I find if I cut them up right away I’m more likely to snack on them than on other less healthier snacks. I might even make this Avocado Ranch Dip to dip them in.

Lettuce and Peaches: Of course, the peaches are delicious just to eat on their own, but I’ve been enjoying adding peaches to salads along with some toasted walnuts, chicken, and this delicious Sweet Onion Poppyseed Dressing for a truly wonderful summer salad. For the recipe, and lots of other great salad recipes, you can find it here–Fresh: Nourishing Salads for all Seasons.

Any other good ideas for me? I’m always looking to try something new!

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Comments

  1. I just learned about CSA a few days ago. I can't believe I didn't know about it sooner. I think it is a wonderful thing! Although I am too late to get on their list this year, I am looking forward to trying it out next year.

    You could always do kale chips. Cut up the kale on a cookie sheet, put a little bit of oil and salt on it and cook it at 350 for 10-15 minutes. It's a yummy snack!

  2. Here are a few more great ways to use kale: http://behealthybehappywellness.com/blog/2012/04/

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