CSA Week 4 and meal planning

17 Sep

Hey all! Last week was quiet because I didn’t do a ton of cooking, and also because I skipped a CSA week. We still had a good amount left over from the two previous weeks, so the small amount of cooking I did relied on a lot o’ cucumber and summer squash, as you can imagine. I was back at the pick-up location yesterday, though, and here’s the box:

And all laid out on our new-to-us dining room table we have:

  • Kale
  • Rainbow chard (a HUGE bunch)
  • Basil
  • Curly parsley
  • Honeydew melon
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini
  • Little peppers (they look like serranos, but they don’t seem quite that hot to me)
  • Avocados
  • Regular cucumbers
  • Red bell pepper
  • Butternut squash
  • Scallions
  • Armenian cucumbers

Here’s the tentative week plan:

Breakfast (me only): Overnight oats with peanut butter and banana (are my breakfasts boring you to death?)

Lunches: Quinoa salad similar to this one (I will post a recipe this week)


  • Monday/Tuesday: Bean-veggie soup loosely inspired by this recipe and homemade focaccia
  • Wednesday/Thursday: Spicy Peanut Ginger Kale Salad (clearly I’ve been reading a certain blog’s archives recently)
  • Friday: Barbecued tofu with summer squash
  • Saturday: I will be attempting homemade butternut squash ravioli (!)

Below is my tentative exercise plan for the week:

Monday — 30-minute run/walk — DONE!
Tuesday — Total body strength-training
Wednesday — 30-minute run/walk
Thursday — Rest
Friday — 20-minute yoga podcast
Saturday — 5K run/walk
Sunday — Active rest (walk around the farmers market and an easy 20-minute yoga podcast)

I am still using and enjoying my GymPact app. I kept it easy with two workouts a week and $5 stakes so far, but next week I will go up to three workouts. After that, I will probably up the stakes to $10. Part of the reason I am starting so low is that I do a good amount of my exercising at home, and unfortunately the app can’t track any workouts that aren’t in a gym or tracked with RunKeeper. There’s very little chance that I will run more than three times a week, so I don’t want to screw myself. That said, I do like the app still, and I will continue to use it.

That’s it for now. Please tell me about your plans for the week, and I’ll be back with food goodness tomorrow!

Every week, I link up to In Her Chucks’ “What’s in the Box?” series. Check out this week’s edition for produce shares from all over!


One Response to “CSA Week 4 and meal planning”

  1. inherchucks September 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    quite a haul! Thanks for linking up and sharing your goods 🙂

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