Bountiful Baskets had a lot of good things to offer this week. In addition to our organic basket, we picked up a case of Pink Lady Apples, a case of HUGE tomatoes, and some tortilla strips ready to bake into tortilla chips. Here’s what the organic basket included:
Vegetables: Romaine lettuce, Lecinto Kale, onion, tomatoes, broccoli, sugar snap peas, cilantro, celeriac (celery root)
Fruits: Bag of juicing oranges, bag of apples, Asian pear, strawberries, D’Anjou pears
I still have quite a bit of produce leftover from last week’s basket, including a green pepper, several onions and a head of cabbage. We’ll be utilizing these this week in our menu plan.
I was secretly hoping we’d get some kale in our basket this week. I’ve read several recipes for baked Kale chips and wanted to give them a try. I’m pretty excited about this!
Saturday – Chicken Stir Fry. This is becoming a staple recipe at our house – it is so good! Use the sugar snap peas, broccoli and any leftover vegetables you need to use up. We’re also going to make Baked Vegetarian Eggrolls.
Sunday – Using the leftover green pepper, we’re going to make Tomato Basil Soup, serve with whole grain rolls (omit if trying to release weight), and fruit salad.
Monday – Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Fish Tacos, oranges, side salad.
Tuesday – soup night at our house. We are going to give Curried Celeriac Soup a try.
Friday – Traditional Pizza and Movie night at our house. Make using a whole wheat pizza crust. Top with lots of veggies and serve with a huge salad using leftover vegetables.
Snack Ideas for the week: Kale chips, pears & cottage cheese or pears & almonds, strawberries & plain Greek yogurt (sweetened with liquid stevia), Apple Cherry 4 in 1
If you are an overnight oats fan, this Apple version could easily be modified to use steel-cut oats by adding in an extra cup of liquid for the 1 cup of oats. Add some bacon to the side for more protein.
Need ideas for how to use up a whole case of Pink Lady apples? See Nisha’s Top 10 Recipes for using Apples post. I’m for sure making the Apple Cherry 4-in-1 – it is so good!