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Resource: Cool Apps for Organic Living from Saagara

Saagara is an online health and wellness company. With doctors, engineers, yoga experts, and design staff on board, their goal is to produce online tools and applications for the general public that will help us all live healthier, more satisfying lives.  I recently got an Android phone and came across two of their apps (also available for iPhone) that I wanted to share with you all.

The first app is the Smart Foods – Organic Diet Buddy App! This one provides a large list of farmers markets with locations all over the country (search by name or city and/or state)! Both the downtown Greenville “Carolina First Saturday Morning Market” and the “Greenville State Farmers Market” on Rutherford Road are listed!

It also provides a list of produce with a quick reference on whether it’s best to buy organic or if it’s safe to choose non-organic options. Though we strive to eat as 100% organic as possible, for those that are still in the transition to full-time organic, this is a great resource on where you might cut corners (and cost). Along with each type of produce, it also gives nutritional benefits and how to clean and prep the produce.

The second app is the Relax – Stress & Anxiety Relief App! This application is basically a breathing exercise. Over time, you increase the length of your breaths and have fewer breaths per minute. This is a proven method of stress reduction and helps us be more conscious of taking deep breaths.

Saagara has several other apps in the works, so if you have a Smart Phone, stay on the look out! What are your favorite healthy living apps? Let me know in the comments section!

More Baskets from Milk and Honey Organics…Plus Recipe Ideas

Last Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics:

Swiss Chard, Beets, Potatoes, Apples, Bananas, Broccoli, Peaches, Garlic, Orange, Grapefruit, Leeks, and Peas

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics:

Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Blueberries, Romaine Lettuce, Avocado, Limes, Tomatoes, Onion, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Red Potatoes, Cucumber and Peaches

Last Week’s Basket:

  • Baked Potatoes (Rub with organic olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt; bake at 450F for 45 minutes to an hour.)
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
  • Steamed Broccoli and Peas
  • Veggie Fried Rice with Stir-fried Eggs
  • Protein Smoothies (I made the bananas into protein smoothies for breakfasts this week: 1 banana, 1 c. raw milk, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, and 1 scoop chocolate protein powder.)
  • The beets are roasting as I blog, getting ready to be pureed and transformed into Chocolate Beet Cupcakes!
  • The apples will be made into Bryan’s Famous Apple Pie sometime in the next week!


More Recipe Ideas for This Week:

It’s Finally Here! Organic Produce Delivered to My Kitchen!

I was researching online a few weeks ago and came across this Organic Delivery Service in my area! I admit I was skeptical at first, but I did a little research and decided to take the plunge. I ordered my first basket and it arrived today! (Delivery service for the Greenville area is on Thursdays.)

Definitely fill out the survey on the side bar before you order. Once you fill out the survey, you get a coupon code for $5 off your first order! One of the surveys lets them know what fruits and vegetables you LOVE!!!, are okay with, or think are YUCK!! It’s so cool!

So, they have three packages: $35, $50 or $70. I ordered the $35 package because it said it should be good for 2 people for about a week, plus I used my code, so here’s what I got for $30:

A giant head of lettuce, a bunch of kale, cauliflower, broccoli, 4 large carrots, a bunch of green onions, 4 large shallots, 3 yams, 1 mango, 4 oranges, 3 apples, and 7-8 bananas. 100% Organic and Delivered!! I could get used to this!

The guy who dropped it off is the husband of the business owner. He actually brought it all into my kitchen and put it on my counter for me (so he could reuse his cooler). He also said his wife tries to email recipes that contain the more unusual produce items to the customers each week, in case you don’t know what to do with your groceries. This means my grocery trip will consist of buying my fruit-veggie juice blend (from trader Joe’s that we take our vitamins with each a.m.), organic milk (almond/soy milk for me), eggs, rice (or other grains), beans, and the occasional meat. I’ll be in and out in 15 minutes!

So, if you’re in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, check out Milk & Honey Organics! Place your order by Tuesday at noon if you want a delivery on Thursday.