How to Freeze Your Greens {and a couple ideas for how to use them!}

What do you do if you end up finding a tremendous deal on leafy greens or end up with a surplus from your garden? Well, one simple thing you can do is freeze them! Yes, that’s right – greens such as kale, collards, and spinach can be frozen.

I found several nice bunches of greens at my local grocery store recently – they had a few varieties of organic kale, plus rainbow chard, and spinach, all at very good prices, and I couldn’t resist.

Now there are two schools of thought when it comes to freezing greens. First, you can freeze them as-is, raw. This is going to be the easiest, quickest way to achieve your goal. The second way involves blanching them. This helps the greens last a bit longer in the freezer. As you’ll soon see, this method also helps reduce the space in the freezer your greens will take up.

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Introducing: Simple Truth Organic Granola Bites

Granola Bites Simple Truth Organic

My friends at Main & Vine recently sent me samples of a new product you might have seen on store shelves: Simple Truth Organic Granola Bites. I wanted to take the time to let you know a little bit about them, and share my tips for how to enjoy them!

These treats are all-organic and contain ingredients like dried fruit, nuts, and honey. There are three different flavors, and I had the chance to sample all of them.

Coconut Blueberry Lime. Hands down, this was my favorite flavor. It was also the favorite of my friends who I shared samples with! The coconut makes the texture a bit crumbly, and it reminded us a bit of cookie dough. (I won’t admit how many of these I’ve eaten in the course of putting this blog post together!)

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Overnight Oatmeal Recipe {Easy, Healthy & Delicious!}

I tend to pour myself a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I think I gravitate to this choice because it’s easy and I don’t generally feel like cooking as soon as I wake up in the morning. But I’ve been looking for more nutritious options to start my day right. I’ve been intrigued by a number of recipes I’ve seen floating around for overnight oatmeal and I decided to give it a try and put my own spin on it.

I hit up my local grocery store for everything I needed. I ended up with a huge bag of rolled oats for under $1! (Bulk foods is seriously the way to go!)

I found a few other ingredients in the bulk foods section that would work well – chia seeds, granola, dried fruit, and nuts.

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Main & Vine: My Food Picks for this Saturday’s Husky Game!

No doubt, many of you are planning parties to cheer on the Huskies for this Saturday’s game against Alabama! And you can’t have a football game without food.

I decided to pop by Main & Vine to see what items I could find that would be perfect for a football party. Here’s what I found:

As soon as you walk in the store, you’ll find these beautiful party platters on display in the deli. I have to say, these are some of the nicest ones I’ve seen!

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Main & Vine Ad 12/14 – 12/27: FREE Fruit with App Offer + More!

Main & Vine Ad 12/14 - 12/27

Main & Vine released a new ad which is good this week (Wednesday, December 14th) and will run two weeks through Tuesday, December 27th. The entire ad can be viewed at the Main & Vine website.

Before I share this week’s deals, can I urge you to download the Main & Vine app, if you’ve not done so already? They’ve added some solid offers, including this one, which could yield you a free item this week:

freshfruit

Today, I’d like to call out my very favorite deals from the ad. Note that I’ve included the $2 off Fresh Fruit for a number of items below, but that you it can only be used once (so you’ll have to choose your favorite way to use it!).

Whole Pineapples $2
$2 off Fresh Fruit offer
Final price: FREE

Braeburn, Fuji, or Gala Apples
$0.99/lb
$2 off Fresh Fruit offer

Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Ham
$1.49/lb

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