In this week’s bag:
- salad mix
- pea greens
- yellow squash
- summer corn
Those cherries are so sweet! They were a nice little surprise to the bag, along with the cabbage; they weren’t in the original email sent out Sunday evening. I’m super excited to see the salad greens because we’ve pretty much used up all of the salad growing in our garden on the porch and I am craving salads during this super humid weather.
The yellow squash will be given to a co-worker of mine because yellow squash is the one vegetable I hate. It was the one vegetable/food item I was allowed to skip eating growing up; for my sister it was tuna noodle casserole. Oh, I can smell it now all fried up- oh, I can’t stand it. I’m happy that these veggies are all “hearty” or won’t spoil in a day or two. The beau and I have a busy weekend away from the apartment and won’t have time to gobble them up until Monday… when on Tuesday we leave for Philadelphia for a couple of days.
Now the raspberries, I do have plans for those little juicy fruit bites: chia seed pudding!
Sorry for the sloppy photograph- I carried this to work and then stuck it in the fridge to eat for my mid-morning snack.
This recipe is so simple and depending on how it’s served, is considered one or two servings of fruit. Tons of calcium, fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. For a single serving, just mash up one banana, add 4 teaspoons of chia seeds, about half a cup of coconut milk (or your favorite) and a tiny splash of vanilla extract. Stir and set in the fridge for 1-2 hours. The seeds get gelatin-like and I swear, it tastes like pudding. Top with more fresh fruit and enjoy! I’ve been craving this after my runs in the morning because it’s nice and cold, and the beau enjoys it after dinner because it’s naturally sweet.
The weather is suppose to break and not be so humid- hope you all keep active this weekend. I’ve got a long run planned before leaving for Vermont and will surely pack a big green salad for the road. Stay healthy and happy! Here’s a video for some dancing- never stop moving!