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A Healthier Mindset: Eat More Greens!
When I think about eating healthier, my mindset is always about “what can I add to my diet?” vs. “what can I take away?” And for me that generally means loading up on vegetables (especially green things) and yummy lean proteins like chicken, pork, and fish. A big takeaway from working with Blue Apron for the past few months has been how easy it is to sneak in a LOT of veggies. Because as much as I love salad and steamed broccoli, sometimes I want something a little richer (especially as it gets colder!).
Two recipes I made this month that I really loved were Blue Apron’s Sheet Pan Chipotle Pork Roast (with butternut squash and brussels sprouts) and their Garlic & Olive Tilapia (over stewed chickpeas & vegetables). Both were DELICIOUS. I talked about the pork roast on stories last week but I loved how easy it was to make (and clean up) and the combo of brussels sprouts + squash was scrumptious). I felt the same about the Garlic & Olive Tilapia. It felt like I was eating a delicious, decadent Italian meal and I was shocked how much spinach it used. Also, I finally nailed the tilapia as mine is always dry – it turns out the key was to cook it maybe a minute less than I thought I needed to and to add just a little more olive oil when I flipped it over.
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Blue Apron makes it easy to cook delicious, balanced recipes at home.
I love that they call out the wellness menu options (nutritionist-approved recipes!) so I can quickly select those.
The wellness menu features fresh produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, and natural sweeteners (I’ve been cooking with honey a lot which is new for me!). AND MORE VEGGIES!!!
And besides eating healthier, it’s also fun. I have learned so much from cooking with Blue Apron (especially with regard to sauces and glazes… I just feel more comfortable in the kitchen and often replicate Blue Apron sauces with other things I’m cooking). If you are feeling like you are in a cooking rut (or maybe want to learn a new skill or two), I can’t recommend it enough!
You’d never know it but there is a whole salad worth of spinach in this one!
Photography by Allie Provost // Sponsored by Blue Apron.