I don’t want to jinx us back into winter, but it seems like the weather has taken a bit of a turn towards spring! Warmer weather means lighter cooking, grilling out, more salads, raw veggies and sprouts.
Southern Indiana Microgreens
Have you tried our selection of microgreens from Southern Indiana Microgreens? Some of you might be thinking, What the heck are microgreens? Well, microgreens are tiny sprouted seeds of salad vegetables that are harvested just after the first leaves develop. They contain their peak level of nutrients and their most intense flavor.
Microgreens are often added to salads or as a garnish to add a pop of flavor to the dish. They are the ultimate spring time food because they are light, raw, and detoxifying!
Check out our selection of Southern Indiana Microgreens and get these into your salad routine today!
Tessemae’s Organic Salad Dressings
If you are adding salads to your daily routine, then grab yourself a bottle of Tessemae’s dressings. I. Am. Addicted! I have always been a “make your own salad dressing” kind of gal, but since having my third baby, I’m looking for shortcuts in the kitchen wherever possible.
Tessemae’s has been one of my shortcuts. They provide dressings and marinades that are all natural with real ingredients and no preservatives. And, the best part is they use high quality, heart healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil and high oleic sunflower oil.
Tessemae’s is certified organic and certified gluten free! They even have a line of Whole30 approved products. The newest flavor to Green Bean’s store is Zesty Ranch! A vegan ranch dressing that is to die for. My husband is hooked on the Creamy Caesar and my kids love the Green Goddess. Get yourself a bottle today! I guarantee you will fall in love with their products like we have.
Ruprecht Company Chicken Breasts
Warmer weather means grilling season! We LOVE to grill out on our Big Green Egg. In fact, when the weather is nice we try to grill out as much as possible. One of my kids’ favorite grilled meats is boneless, skinless chicken breast just like Ruprecht’s that are on sale this week. It took many failed attempts at grilling to produce a perfectly grilled, juicy chicken breast. Have you ever had grilled chicken from a restaurant that was super juicy and thought, How do they do that? Well, to keep moisture in a boneless, skinless chicken breast a simple brine will work wonders.
First you need to use a meat pounder or rolling pin to pound the chicken breast into an even thickness. Then drop 4 chicken breasts into a brine made of 2 quarts water with 1/3 cup kosher salt and ¼ cup sugar dissolved into it. Refrigerate and brine for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. Pat dry with paper towel, brush with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill on both sides until well browned and the internal temp reaches 150°F. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve. Add to a large dinner salad with Southern Indiana Microgreens and top with Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch Dressing—dinner is served!
Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth