misfits market: april 28

Misfits Market seems to have gotten into a groove with the increased demand, because I keep receiving these boxes closer and closer together! Our last box arrived on 4/22, and this one came less than a week later on 4/28; we just got another one on Monday (5/4). It’s a good thing this fam can eat fruits and veggies like a boss!

Here’s what box #3 contained:

  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • mangoes
  • Gala and Granny Smith apples
  • romaine lettuce
  • mini cucumbers
  • butternut squash
  • red potatoes
  • celery
  • carrots
  • onions
  • kiwi
  • oat bran*
  • wheat bran*

*These items were add-ons that I selected from “The Marketplace,” where a variety of special produce and pantry items are offered at a discount. My plan is to use these to make my own version of the now discontinued Bob’s Red Mill High-Fiber Hot Cereal.

This was a good box for the kids. Both boys really like cucumber, and this mini variety is the perfect portion for me to slice up for them as a side with lunch. I’m not sure either one of them had ever had kiwi before, so that was exciting to expose them to something new (they both enjoyed!). Prior this box’s arrival, Caleb also told me that he really wanted “the big kind of carrots” as opposed to the baby carrots I often buy from the store, so he was glad to see those in the mix here. In general, it’s fun to un-box these deliveries each week with the boys. It makes my dietitian heart sing.

I don’t have too many pictures to share this time because a lot of the items this week were consumed as snacks. Nonetheless, here’s a glimpse at how we housed this batch of produce:

ranch seasoned chicken w. roasted broccoli + cauliflower (broccoli, cauliflower)

lemon-garlic salmon w. green beans + roasted potatoes (lemon, potatoes)

BBQ turkey sloppy joes adapted from The Real Food RDs + butternut squash fries (poblano pepper from last week’s box, onion, butternut squash)

“everything” tuna salad w. raw veggies + blue corn chips (carrots, cucumber)

Clearly, I’m relying on simple roasting to prepare these veggies and make them appealing to my family. (There may be some unpictured ketchup that helps for certain family members…). Not exactly exciting or innovative, but often the most delicious foods are pretty simple, in my opinion.

How are you preparing your vegetables lately?

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