I have to say, it is a super gratifying feeling to wake up every Monday morning to find two big bags of healthy, local, organic produce and groceries just waiting on my doorstep. It’s like a blank canvas of healthy awesomeness. What delicious things will I whip up this week? It’s a surprise every time.
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This week, I ordered a dozen Chino Valley Organic Eggs, some Straus Family Creamery Organic Greek Yogurt, wild-caught Arctic Char, Alvarado Bakery Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Bread, and of course, the Organic Farm Sampler Bag.
I got tons of greens (organic kale, green leaf lettuce, spinach) and a package of beautiful strawberries that I was super excited to use, so I whipped up the two yummy recipes below, in addition to many others than I’ll share with you in a few weeks.
For a creative way to use a bunch of greens, I made kale pesto rice bowls that are a blank canvas to use up all kinds of yummy veggies and whatever else you have in your fridge! They’re also an awesome way to add a bunch of greens to an otherwise white-ish food (rice).
The recipe is inspired by two of my fave cookbooks, Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck(for the baked tofu) and Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking (for the bowl).
You can customize this dish pretty much any way you want, using whatever veggies you have on hand, and a variety of plant or animal proteins.
I also wanted to make a fun, adult and toddler friendly breakfast with those beautiful organic strawberries. French toast is one of my favorite comfort foods, and I’ve been determined to make it healthier, especially before I get little M obsessed with it too.
The best and easiest way to make healthy french toast is changing the kind of bread you use. I like to use sprouted, whole grain bread instead of the typical crappy white bread, which instantly makes it a healthier, fibrous breakfast, instead of a high glycemic sugar bomb for the body.
The other healthy modifications include omitting sugar or maple syrup, and using peanut butter and fruit instead! Peanut butter is naturally sweet, and makes this yummy french toast even higher in protein, which is great. If you need even more sweetness in the batter, you can mash up a banana and mix it in, but I personally find that the peanut butter plus some added berries when serving makes the french toast sweet enough, and I can feel good about serving it to my toddler.
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