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Organics to You Weekly Organic Produce Bins

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In my meal planning post this week I talked about our Organics to You box. For those of you who aren’t from the Portland area you may not have any idea what I am talking about so before I get into the contents of this weeks box let me first tell you about the box. The box is filled with 100% Organic produce with much of this produce coming from local farmers.

The box is delivered right to your door so as a busy mom of two this is FANTASTIC. You can customize your box based on the size you’d like and you can do add on’s for additional produce such as ingredients for salads or Asian dishes or maybe you have little one’s in the house. Not only can you add on extra produce you can also add on lots of grocery items such as pantry items, milk (dairy and non-dairy), coffee, tea and even chocolate among other things. 

This week we went with the small bin with a baby add-on (see here for details on bin sizes). The cost was $51 for the box plus add-on.

Organics To You - Week 1:19 - fruit

8 Anjou Pears
3 Fuji Apples
4 Gala Apples
4 Kiwi
10 Bananas
4 Navel Oranges
2 Mangos

Organics To You - Week 1:19 - Veg

1 Butterkin Squash
4 Russet Potatoes
4 Sweet Potatoes
1 Celery
1 Bunch Lacinato Kale
2 Bunches of Carrots
1 bag Shitaki Mushrooms
1 Celeriac
2 Onions

I have to say everything looks fantastic and based on what I would normally spend on the same produce at the grocery store it ends up being less expensive. Bonus I don’t have to leave the house! We will continue our order and I might bump our box up to large bin and no baby bin.

Have you ever used a produce or grocery delivery service? 

Meal Plan // Beans, Greens, Grains & Vegan Pressure Cooking

This week isn’t over yet and honestly the meal plan I had for this week kind of went of track due to a few off days but that’s okay. Today we get our first Organics To You box of goodies – comment below if you’d like to see a video and/or blog post with the contents of our box – and I’m excited to see what we actually get in our box. That all being said I just worked on our latest meal plan for 1/23-2/5 and the best part I am trying a few new recipes from Vegan Pressure Cooking by JL Fields and I’m also working on some super nutritious, simple and tasty recipes for the blog. 

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Saturday: Beans, Greens and Grains (recipe in progress)

Sunday: SoyCurl Mac & Cheese (from Vegan Pressure Cooking) and veg side from Organics to You Box

Monday: Roasted Squash, Quinoa, Greens and Tahini Sauce

Tuesday: Rice & Veggie Bowl (recipe in progress)

Wednesday: Potato & Chickpea Curry with Brown Rice

Thursday: Quinoa & Veggie Bowl (recipe in progress)


Saturday: Navy Beans, Rice & Greens (from Vegan Pressure Cooking)

Sunday: New World Szekely Golash over pasta (from Vegan Pressure Cooking)

Monday: Mexican Bowl (recipe in progress)

Tuesday: Mushroom & Chickpea Strew

Wednesday: Sundried Tomato & Cannellini Beans with greens 

Thursday: Fridge Clean Out

So there you have it our meal plan for the next two weeks. Tonight we are most likely going to be doing a clean out the fridge night since our box arrived and Thursday is going to be a use what’s in the box (that doesn’t go with a recipe) night. 

What is on your menu or are there any recipes you are dying to try right now? 

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Blog 365 // Day 10 // Two Week Menu Plan

Saturday Meal Plan

The past year has been a big experiment when it comes to menu planning. I have tried weekly menu planning, monthly menu planning, bi-weekly menu planning and not planning at all. In the end I found weekly planning to be too much work, monthly menu planning to be to ambitious, not planning at all to be a poor choice and bi-weekly menu planning to be just right (I think I have been reading too many children’s books). 

While I have found bi-weekly menu planning to work best for us it hasn’t been without it’s flaws. One new thing I am trying this month is daily themed meals to help streamline the process. Here it what’s on the menu for us:

  • Saturday: L- Sandwiches; D – Vegan Shawarma Fries
  • Sunday: L – Vegan Shawarma Salads; D – Vegan Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese + Roasted Cauliflower
  • Monday: L- Leftovers; D – Deliciously Ella’s Cannellini Bean Stew, Millet, Garlic Kale & Avocado
  • Tuesday: L – Leftovers; D – Veggie Burgers, Baked Fries & Roasted Veg
  • Wednesday: L -Salad/Snack Plates; D – What’s Cooking Good Looking’s za’atar roasted butternut squash + chickpeas with rice and miso tahini 
  • Thursday: L- Leftovers; D – Collard Green Sukiyaki
  • Friday: L – Leftovers; D – PIZZA PARTY FRIDAY NIGHT!
  • Saturday:  L- Sandwiches; D – Gonzo Bowls (Falafel Bowls inspired by Gonzo Food Truck)
  • Sunday: L – Falafel Salads; D – Pesto Pasta with green beans and potatoes
  • Monday: L – Leftovers; D – BBQ Tempeh Bowls with greens, brown rice and vegan cashew ranch
  • Tuesday: L – Leftovers; D - Taco Bowls
  • Wednesday: L – Leftovers; D – Curried Red Lentils, spinach and quinoa
  • Thursday: L- Leftovers; D – Tahini Stir-fried Soba Noodles with Cabbage, carrots and onions
  • Friday: L – Leftovers; D – PIZZA PARTY FRIDAY NIGHT!

What’s on your menu this week?

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