This post is written in collaboration with Blue Apron.
In my quest to be healthy this year, I tried to replace popcorn with broccoli at the ballpark.
What was I thinking?
The only thing broccoli and popcorn have in common is the crunch (and on a good day) maybe butter.
And besides, why was I working so hard when I could just order some vegetarian meals from Blue Apron.
So I did. And look what showed up on my front porch.
Sumac-Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad.
Now just between us, the picture looked delicious, and I know my way around a sweet potato and some onions, but I had no idea what farrow or sumac was.
I think I thought farrow was kind of like a yam.
It’s a grain and it’s actually yummy. You cook it until it’s soft, but it still has a little bit of a crunch.
And sumac is a spice with a little bit of a tart flavor.
Look at all my new food knowledge and can you believe how quickly I left my broccoli/popcorn days in the dust?
I love Blue Apron because it just shows up at your door and all you have to do is fix it and go all fancy and drop farro and sumac in conversation.
If you’ve never heard of Blue Apron and want to learn more about it you can start here (and the first 20 readers will get two meals off their first Blue Apron order free)!
All the recipes are chef-designed and every recipe comes instructions and a recipe card and farm-fresh ingredients. The box is delivered right to your door in a refrigerated box so all the ingredients will stay fresh even if you’re not at home when your package arrives.
The ingredients look like I just bought them at the grocery store (except so much better).
Ingredients like red onion and kale and sweet potato and mint.
And ricotta salata cheese.
I surprised my husband with it the other day for lunch.
Normally I might fix peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Ham and cheese if I’m feeling super adventurous.
This was sitting on the kitchen table.
The salad was so good with layers of sweet potato and kale and sprinkled with cheese and hazelnuts.
And there were fresh lemon wedges to squeeze over the top.
He ate the entire salad in about five minutes and looked around for more.
And as I watched him take bite after bite and give me the thumbs up and ask me when I was fixing lunch again, I kept thinking the same thing over and over.
Eating healthy never looked so cute.
PS You can order Blue Apron on a family plan or a 2-person plan. If you want to try it, Blue Apron is giving away two free meals to the first 20 readers who sign up. Just click here for details.
PPS There are dozens of recipes over at Blue Apron. Here’s some other fun vegetarian options: Chilled Sesame Soba Noodle Salad and Summer Soba Salad.
This post is written in collaboration with Blue Apron. All opinions are my own.
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