Thursday, August 12, 2010

Celebrate Eat Local Month


August just so happens to be Eat Local Month. So, in honor of this wonderful occasion Allan and I enjoyed the following delightful salads for supper. Not all of the ingredients were local to MN, but some of the veggies were grown by our friends and in our own backyard.

A yummy summer salad
This salad was a mixture of baby lettuce, japanese cucumber, orange bell pepper, red onion, baby carrots, tomatoes, avocado, grilled chicken breast and long grain brown rice all drizzled with Annie's Lite Raspberry dressing (Maria) and Drew's All Natural Rosemary Balsamic dressing (Allan).

If you enjoyed my What It Means to Eat Clean post from earlier this week, you should check out my guest blog post on Wellness Daily: 5 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Diet.

Are you participating in the Eat Local Challenge? If so, what fun things have you been eating lately?

Have a fabulous weekend!

3 comments:

KRISTIN said...

Wish Norway had something like that, lots of produce where I live, but it's all exported or delivered to large fabrics. A small amount is organic, but that's so expensive a family can't afford it..

Jacqueline said...

I just came across your blogg and really love it. Thanks for all of your inspiration. This will help me find my way on my own journey!

Maria Peters said...

Kristin, it's too bad that Norway imports so many food and doesn't focus on local and sustainable options. Not too long ago, America was not as focused on local foods, either. Change can come if the public starts to demand it!

Jacqueline, thanks for stopping by!