Meal Prep the Ecopiggy Way

I don’t know about you, but when I’m super busy I can tend to not eat very well. This is not really a good thing for anyone, but especially so when you have little ones that you are tending to. I have worked in a few kitchens over the years and they always have something in common: lots of prepped ingredients ready to use for recipes. So, what if you spent a 1/2 hour, twice per week doing some meal prep to make your life a lot easier when it comes to making healthy meals?


Reuse. Reduce. Hydrate.

Did you know that the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) suggests about 5 ounces (or two kid-size gulps) of water or a sports drink every 20 minutes for an 88-pound child.  Offering healthy drinks regularly with Drink in the Box, Pura, and Kupp will help ensure proper hydration…and reduces waste. 

HealthyKids.  Healthy Planet.

Drink in the Box is Leak-proof when closed, Dishwasher Safe, and extremely Durable. 

MAKE A HEALTHIER DRINK


Meal Prep :: Healthy Food. Healthy Family

I love love love opening my refrigerator, and having healthy options ready for snacks and quick meals.

This week a girlfriend got me motivated to make some plans for a shared prep prior to the kids and I leaving for New York.   Less than 24 hours after returning home from the east coast, our fridge had the above goodness, plus more!  Generally we make a plan for what we will prep, and then divide the list between two to three households.  There are usually a few last minute changes, like this week I over roasted the cauliflower, so it became a delicious Thai Curry Cauliflower Soup.


Pantry: Nourishing Bone Broth

Bone broth is like the SUPERHERO of winter foods.   “What makes bone broth so special?” you ask.  “Isn’t stock, broth, bone broth all the same?”  NO!  Let me tell you why…  A TRUE bone broth can be simmered up to 48 hours.    During this time the bones and marrow are cooked down, releasing collagens (gelatin rich in amino acids),  minerals (calcium and phosphorus), electrolytes (magnesium, sodium and potassium),  and proteins.


Life is Peachy.

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Summer is only complete when I’ve had sufficient quantities of corn on the cob, watermelon, berry crumble, and peaches. (This is only my edible list…and really, it has a few more items than listed, like endless amounts of blackberries freshly picked and directly consumed.)  Last summer went by and I realized I had missed farm-stand peaches.  Sure I could still purchase peaches at the local co-op, but the peaches you buy direct from the farmer at the side of the road, those are true summer peaches.  They include more than just peachy-flavor, they include experience and connection.


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