When it comes to cooking dinner, I’m all about easy + effective recipes. To me, easy is anything that doesn’t require hours of prep time or a ton of counter space (both my time and counter-space in my studio apartment are limited.) And effective is anything that will satisfy my hunger (not necessarily my cravings) while sticking to my self-governed diet guidelines.
I’ve been trying to stay as close to paleo as possible for the past 2 months, focusing heavily on dishes containing chicken, eggs, + raw produce while still indulging with hot sauce + balsamic dressing as garnishes. The cleaner I eat, the better I feel, and this shift in diet has done wonders for not only my body, but my mental and emotional health as well.
I try to source a lot of these ingredients locally (the JFX Farmer’s Market finally opened on 4/21/17!!!! Many more posts to come about that!) but I understand that it’s often impractical for those of you who aren’t 24, child-less, and within walking distance of a local-produce goldmine to shop locally for your produce.
And that’s why I wanted to share with you my recent collaboration with BrightFarms, a produce company that uses sustainable greenhouse farming to supply grocery stores with fresh greens and herbs year-round to meet the growing demand for local produce. In the Maryland area, they work solely with Giant grocery stores to deliver produce farm to shelf — within 24 hours.
Don’t get me wrong, I buy produce from supermarkets when I don’t have viable local options — but the idea of food grown in the same community that it’s consumed is a cause after my own heart. That’s why I’m so so happy to partner with BrightFarms, a company making local produce more commercially accessible, to share with you easy + healthy meals, made with ingredients grown locally and responsibly!
Quick & healthy Arugula Skillet'
An quick + healthy dinner idea for those times when time or motivation isn't on your side.
What you’ll need:
Buy some BrightFarms produce of your own? Post a pic of what you whipped up on Instagram, tag me @stylishlytaylored + @Bright_Farms, and hashtag it with #BrightSalad and #ChooseLocal so we can see your beautiful creation!
Stay tuned for more healthy + easy recipes from my collaboration with BrightFarms! In the meantime, be sure to check out some of my other RECIPES for more kitchen-creation inspiration!
Until next time, keep it local.