January 5, 2017

Healthy Habits for the New Year

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We know that New Year's resolutions can be tricky and daunting, but we've got 5 simple habits to help you ring in the New Year and keep you happy and healthy in 2017!



Eat More Fruits and Veggies Together

Establishing healthy eating habits is easier when you have a friend to support you and keep you accountable. Having someone to share recipes and plan meals with makes trying new fruits and veggies fun and keeps your menus fresh. Our Refer-A-Friend program makes it simple to get friends on board. When you sign up for our organic produce delivery service, you will receive a unique promo code. When your friends and family sign up using your code, you will receive a $25 credit to your account, and they will receive $15 off their first box. Your code never expires, and you can share it with as many people as you’d like.


Snack Healthier

Ahh, snacking. We all do it! It’s difficult not to when you’re on the go and don’t have time to sit down to a healthy lunch. But snacks don’t have to make you feel guilty later! Replace processed finger foods with natural snacks that are high in protein and healthy fats, and pack a lot of flavor like Organic Rosemary Walnuts from Old Dog Ranch or Sweet Potato & Beef Bone Broth Kale Chips. Toss candy aside for flavor-packed dried fruits that provide the sweet treat you’re after along with vitamins and fiber, like our organic California Dried Strawberries. Add them to your delivery when you customize your box! And if fresh fruits and veggies are more your style, our No Cooking or Organic Snack Pack boxes are also perfect for grab-and-go snacking.


Juicing

Need a way to pack nutrient-dense foods into your busy schedule? Give juicing a try! Our new Juicing Bundles (currently limited to select zip codes) are pre-packed with organic fruits, veggies, and a tasty recipe. They take the guess work out of making flavorful, healthy juices at home. No juicer? No problem. The recipes will work great in your blender, too. Ready to try your own combinations? Just adhere to an 80/20 ratio of vegetables to fruits to keep sugar in check, and get to experimenting! Add more of your favorite fruits and veggies for juicing or one of our Juicing Bundles to your delivery when you customize your box.


Get Some Rest

It’s no secret that getting enough rest at night helps your mind and body reset and de-stress, but sometimes it’s difficult to relax once your head hits the pillow. Lavender to the rescue! Some say it has the ability to relieve stress, improve mood, and promote restful sleep. Place a bundle of our Organic Bunched Lavender in a container next to your bed, and enjoy the calming benefits of these tiny purple blooms. Rub the buds between your fingers to release even more of their delicate fragrance.


Put it on Ice

You may already prep fruits and veggies for grab-and-go snacks, but have you ever thought about prepping and freezing them to add to your meals throughout the week? This works great for veggies that take a little more time clean and prep like leeks, or to peel and chop, like winter squash. Just be sure to place your cut produce in a single layer on a sheet pan, freeze, and then portion and package in the storage containers of your choice. Check out the whole process here. Feeling a little more ambitious? Take it a step further by preparing and freezing purees and broths, like our Root to Stalk Broth, for use in soups, sauces, or other recipes.

What are some your favorite ways to start anew this year? We'd love to hear your tips and tricks for staying on track.