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To me… there are two big obstacles that come into play when making new years diet resolutions:
- Eating healthy requires more thought, time and preparation … I mean… when things get busy… I’m always tempted to hit up the drive-through.
- Strict dieting isn’t sustainable … I just end up hangry … and then I binge eat everything in sight, flushing my “diet” down the toilet. <— This is why I’m all about learning to make healthy food choices every day (as opposed to strict dieting).
I just wish… that when I’m busy doing what I do… chasing my daughter around, working, adjusting to life in California… that someone would meal plan for me sometimes.
Please go to the store for me… tell me what to eat… help me.
Through having this blog I have been blessed in a number of ways. Various companies reach out to me at times advocating for their product, and hoping that I too will be an advocate for their product. I often have to say no, because the more I learn about food… the more passionate I become about shopping for, advocating for and cooking using only real, whole food ingredients.
Real food ingredients are ingredients that are fresh, as local as possible, minimally processed (if at all); real food is food that I can feel good about on my dinner table.
A company called Sun Basket has recently reached out to me, introducing me to their product and asking me to give it a try… and then if I love it… to share the good news with all of you.
I took a gander at their website to find out what Sun Basket is all about. This is what I learned:
- Sun Basket is a meal planning and food delivery service.
- For a fair price Sun Basket delivers FRESH, LOCAL, REAL FOOD ingredients to your door… recipes included. Basically… They deliver, you cook.
I became interested, so I said… OKAY!
Here’s how I feel after a week’s worth of Sun Basket meals:
- The food is completely delicious and the flavors are incredibly unique.
- My life is made a million times easier with this service … I didn’t have to deal with this scenario every night:
- ME: “What do you want for dinner?”; MY FAMILY: “I dunno..”; ME: wandering around the store aimlessly, trying to be clever… and this takes forever!
- I’m left satisfied and I feel good about what I ate.
- The food is healthy and fresh… and Sun Basket makes the entire process a no brainer for their customers.
I did love my experience with Sun Basket… and I am more than happy to share this good news with you.
I love being a food blogger. I love coming up with creative, healthy real food options for you and my family… but sometimes it’s time consuming… and like you… life gets in the way… frequently… So I look forward to using this service again, especially for the days when meal planning seems just overwhelming.
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Kale Sausage Soup
In the mean time… try one of their fabulous recipes created by Chef Justine Kelly: a delicious, healthy & hearty Kale Sausage Soup (See Below)
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- 10 ounces sweet Italian sausage
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves black garlic
- 1-2 celery stalks
- 3-4 ounces fresh Lacinato kale
- 2 thyme sprigs
- Fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 cups cubed butternut squash
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1-2 Tbs. Olive Oil
- In a sauce pot over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Crumble the sausage into the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage has browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
- While the sausage is cooking, prepare the vegetables.
- Peel and coarsely chop the onion.
- Slice the garlic.
- Chop the celery into ½-inch pieces.
- Strip the kale leaves from their stems and chop the leaves.
- Strip the thyme leaves from their stems and chop the leaves.
- Chop the parsley leaves.
- In the same pot, add the onion, garlic, celery, thyme, and squash. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have just begun to soften and caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Return the sausage to the pot and add the kale leaves. Stir in the stock and 2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 16 to 18 minutes.
- Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the parsley and vinegar. Transfer to individual bowls and serve.
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