CSA and Meal Planning for Jan 7-13

7 Jan

I’m finally returning to both my CSA and meal planning! I am unreasonably excited about both, so I think that officially makes me a goober. Oh well. There are worse things to be. So let’s get right to it!

Here are the glorious contents of my first CSA box of 2013:

VeggiesBefore you are:

Laid out

  • Baby spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Curly parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Cilantro

Let’s take a closer look at that gorgeous head of lettuce:

Lettuce blossomIt’s so beautiful and, I predict, will make an excellent salad. Here’s what I’m gonna do with it all:

Breakfast: Green smoothies


  • Monday-Wednesday — A black-eyed pea and corn dish
  • Thursday/Friday — Probably hummus with carrots and homemade tortilla chips
  • Saturday — Leftovers mini quiches and home fries
  • Sunday — Leftovers
  • For him — Soyrizo tacos, the aforementioned hummus


  • Monday — Beet salad (similar to this one)
  • Tuesday — Vegetarian spaghetti carbonara and Swiss chard
  • Wednesday/Thursday — Barbecued mushrooms and roasted garlic mashed potatoes/kohlrabi
  • Friday Asian noodle salad (similar to this one, but simplified)
  • Saturday Probably something out

As for my weekly exercise, I’m working from my 10k training plan:

January training planBut supplementing a little to ensure I get in my six days (and also to supplement with strength training and yoga). Here is this week:

Monday – rest
Tuesday – 3-mile run plus strides
Wednesday – class at Pop Physique (I have three classes remaining on my gift card)
Thursday – 4-mile run
Friday – yoga podcast and arms/abs
Saturday – 2-mile run and legs/butt
Sunday – 5-mile run

My first week of our 60-Day Challenge went really well. You can see my four running days highlighted with green check marks in my training plan, and in addition, I did yoga on Friday and some arm work on Saturday.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Come check out all the great produce at In Her Chucks’ weekly “What’s in the Box?” link-up!


4 Responses to “CSA and Meal Planning for Jan 7-13”

  1. trueindigo January 7, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Veggies and running, the two are my favorite things!

  2. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts January 10, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    What a gorgeous box! You’re lucky in so many respects–fresh veggies in January and the ability to run–on non-icy sidewalks (it’s very icy here). It looks like your 2013 is off to a great start.

    • Brigid January 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      I’m very lucky for both of those things, and I definitely do not take them for granted! Back in my hometown, our farmers markets were only open from May to October, and it was basically always the wrong weather for outside exercise. We do have the smog to worry about inhaling, but otherwise we are very fortunate!

  3. inherchucks January 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    so nice to have you back! And that head of lettuce is pretty darn gorgeous 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!!

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