Hey all! Time to talk Muffin Top with Shortmama! That sounds sorta wrong, doesn't it?
Today's question is "How do you stay on track with the change of the seasons?"
My answer? First I have to freakin' get on track!!
But besides that - I, like Shortmama, am relishing the "soup-eating season"! I LOOOOOOVE soup! I'm anxious for Shortmama to share some of those healthy soup recipes she mentioned as well (hint, hint).
One of the things that I've recently become involved with that I think will really help me stay eating healthier in the winter is Bountiful Baskets.
Some of you might know what I'm referring to. I am ordering through a friend right now, so I don't know exactly how everything works, but what I do know is that Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op, volunteer run, and for $15 I get $50 worth of fruits and vegetables.
Not some unkown, scary produce either. High quality, purchased locally first, then regionally, then from small farmers in Mexico (yeah for small farmers!) produce. We are currently on our 2nd basket and we are loving it. The picture above is an actual photo of a Bountiful Basket...not mine, but it IS an accurate portrayal of what they are.
This week for $15 I got: a bunch of bananas, a bunch of grapes, a canaray melon, 2 bell peppers, a half dozen tomatoes, a half dozen peaches, 2 bunches of celery, a cabbage, a bundle of romaine lettuce, a dozen plums and a carton of strawberries - and I think that's it. But I might remember something else later!
And it's good stuff! And they have other options for breads, and tortillas, and I'm not sure what else, but I plan on snooping around their website some more to see what else I can score!
Shortmama - they do Bountiful Baskets in AZ - if you're interested. Also, they have a $25 option for 100% certified organic that I'm going to look into.
So for now, my weapon for helping me stay on track this winter is Bountiful Baskets - and I'm really excited about it! I have even gotten some stuff that I've never tried before, and I'm venturing into some new recipes as a result!
What are some of your ideas for staying on track with the season change?