I am a salad girl. I eat at least 1 every day and most days 2. In the summer I use the veggies I grow in my garden but when my lettuce is done and in the winter I buy organicgirl good clean greens. Always!
See the size of that organic girl 50/50! blend? I buy one from BJ’s Wholesale club each week for my family. Love it! A few years back when my husband and I decided to try and eat more healthy and include more raw foods in our diet we came upon organicgirl at BJ’s. The 50/50! blend is perfect for us because you get the added baby spinach in addition to the spring mix. All but one of our girls eat salads but they won’t eat the veggies that go on a salad so the addition of baby spinach is a mama’s dream. At least this mama’s. Eating a salad with my meals helps me to control what I put in my body as well. After the salad I am less hungry and therefore eat less of the main course. Plus organic girl 50/50! blend is delicious! I put it on sandwiches, burgers, wraps – we love it!
When I had the opportunity to try the vive la France salad mix I said “For sure!” organicgirl has paired mache with baby chard, arugula and radicchio then triple washed it and packaged the final product in an adorable closeable package. If you are like me you might be asking “Ok, but what is mache?” Mache is an heirloom green known for its sweet and nutty flavor. It is very popular in Europe and can be found here in the US at many high end restaurants. Thanks to organicgirl, who is the nations largest grower of organic mache rosettes, you can serve it at your own dinner table this fall.
I made a simple salad when I first opened it. My garden is still producing a little so I popped some cherry tomatoes, peppers, and a simple vinaigrette. It was wonderful! The vive la France is a tasty mix and I am glad I didn’t drown it in overpowering dressing which allowed the nutty flavors of the mix itself to be the star of my salad. I will keep my fingers crossed that BJ’s Warehouse starts carrying it but if they don’t I know that my local Home Economist will always have a full selection of organicgirl products.
Kale. I went 30 years without ever eating kale. I totally was missing out on the delicious green filled with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K as well as being packed with plenty of sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that contain protective, disease-preventing, compounds and have been shown as necessary to sustain our bodies. The QUICK COOK! baby kale is also triple washed and super easy to incorporate in your evening meals. Here is how I easily prepared my QUICK COOK! baby kale (thanks to Bobby Flay).
12oz package organicgirl QUICK COOK! baby kale
3 tablespoons olive oil
garlic (I used 2 cloves but adjust to your taste)
1/2 c. chicken stock
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Heat the olive oil in large saucepan and add garlic cooking until softened. Turn heat to high adding the stock and kale. Cook 4-5 minutes flavoring with the salt and pepper to taste. I add the vinegar at the end because my husband doesn’t care for it but I do! There, perfect addition to basically any meal!
organicgirl has a pretty big line of greens, make sure to visit their website and check them out. They use earth-friendly 100% recycled plastic packaging for every single one of its products. It is easy to incorporate into your meal plans and yummy enough that your whole family will eat it! Visit organicgirl and find a store that carries it near you. Enjoy!
Jessie received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.