Every week we get a fresh delivery of some combination of greens and other produce from our CSA. I love seeing our fridge filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. We also just started getting fresh eggs from our CSA. There’s nothing like a farm fresh egg. In addition to the fresh produce and eggs that make their way into our fridge each week, there are a few organic foods that we use almost on a daily basis. We need to be well stocked with these organic foods because if we’re not there’s complete mayhem. And trust me, that’s not a pretty sight.
Here are our 4 must-have organic foods
If you come over you’ll find these 4 organic foods somewhere in our kitchen. Guaranteed.
Nutiva Chia Seeds
I have been a Nutiva fan for quite some time and was lucky enough to connect with the brand at ShiftCon this year. I use Chia seeds is so many things. They’re very rich in omega-3 fatty acids-even more so than flax seeds and salmon. One serving size includes 18 percent of recommended daily calcium and four grams of protein and they’re packed with fiber, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, niacin, and zinc. I love putting Nutiva Chia Seeds in my smoothie. Such a simple way to get a big dose of nutrition.
I always have a few Stonyfield Greek organic yogurts stashed way in the back of my fridge. They’re well hidden with the hope that no one will uncover my secret stash. My favorite flavor is the plain (6 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein!) or the vanilla if I want a treat. We also keep a box or two of Blueberry & Lemonade YoKids Squeezers in the freezer. They’re a great snack to have around when kids come over.
Arrowhead Mills Organic Popcorn
I’m back on a popcorn kick and Arrowhead Mills Organic Popcorn is my go-to brand. I will only eat organic popcorn because conventional corn has a high probability of being genetically modified. Approximately 88% of U.S corn crops were genetically modified back in 2011. I use my Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper to make perfect popcorn. *Update: It was just pointed out to me that popcorn comes from a different seed than corn on the cob and has not been genetically modified.
Numi Organic Tea
I guess tea isn’t technically a “food”, but in our house we go through a lot of tea. During the cold winter months in Boston a cup of Numi Organic Rooibos Chai tea makes the weather a bit more bearable. There are a lot of flavors to choose from, but this is my favorite.
What are some of your favorite organic foods to have in your kitchen?
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