It’s hard to believe this is my third box. I’ve been enjoying the food from these boxes and plan to keep doing so. Not only are they saving me money, I am trying new foods without breaking my back by carrying it all home.
This is what box three held:
- 4 plums
- 1 cucumber
- 6 onions (split these between my daughters)
- 2 oranges
- a bunch of little peppers (split these between my daughters)
- 2 heads lettuce
- 4 lemons
- 4 tomatoes
- 5 limes
- 2 celery bunches
- 2 bunches of kale
- 2 butternut squash
So, I did some very obvious things with some of this produce. For instance, I:
- Made salad. I mean, who wouldn’t with all those leafy greens? And these foods made a lot of salad, haha.
- Made orange water. Twice.
- Made Lemon-Limeade. Four times.
- Had celery stuffed with almond butter.
- Used some of the celery in smoothies. It’s a sneaky way to get vegetables in!
- Made apple-plum sauce.
I’m saving the squash for when I have the other ingredients to make stuffed squash. Mostly what I am buying at the grocery store these days are nut milk and bananas. I buy one package of meat. I find that I am eating far less meat than I used to. And things as they run out, such as eggs, nut flours, and almond butter.
This is a lot of food for one person, but it is only delivered every other week. I’m eating far healthier now that I’m getting in the habit of eating more fresh produce again.
Does anyone else find this happening who have ordered these boxes? What are your weekly or bi-weekly grocery budgets looking like? Also, are you receiving the same produce boxes I am? Let’s compare!
I also have received some zucchini and cucumbers from my parents. And ended up with about a dozen cans of applesauce from a friend that I put away for winter when I might not get many apples. They’ll also make great back ups when funds are low. Oh, and that same friend gave me about the same number of cans of peas.
It makes me happy that I am also able to help my daughters out a little bit. ❤
Note 1: It’s called Misfits Market for a reason. It is a source of “ugly” produce. Let me just say that I don’t care if the produce is perfect. If I can get “ugly” produce at a good price, I am all over that. Produce is produce. It’s all good!
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