Why you should grow herbs and produce

Happy Monday! Can you believe I’m saying that already? And can you believe THIS weekend is Memorial Day weekend? Crazy. 

We had lots to finish up on our guest bathroom mini renovation this weekend. We finished the floor, painted trim, hung trim, got a new toilet, and put it in. Very productive weekend!

And I played in my garden of course. Just look at this haul… left half is kale, swiss chard, spinach, and herbs from my garden and the right is strawberries, beets, goat cheese, and eggs from the farmers market.

Produce | Britt's Blurbs


Obviously, I’m sure you know that I’m a huge advocate of growing your own herbs/produce. Not matter where you live. If you live in an apartment you can grow potted herbs near a window, or if you have a small patio you can grow potted greens or a tomato plant.

Benefits of growing your own produce/herbs:

  • Cheaper grocery bill
  • Fresh ingredients to add to any meal
  • Reduces stress by tending to the garden
  • Happier planet. Mother Earth will say thank you!
  • Increase in meal creativity

So this weekend, I challenge you to spend $10 to better yourself, your eating, and the planet by heading to your local farmers market or Home Depot/Lowers, buying some soil and at least one plant, and getting to work. I promise you’ll love the benefits. 

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Meal Plan: Week of May 22

Happy Sunday friends! I’m finally popping in here so share what I prepped and planned this morning for the week ahead. 

I prepped:

  • Fresh Juice
  • Homemade Kombucha
  • Homemade Kefir
  • Chopped melon
  • Quinoa, pesto, greens & mozzarella salad– for lunches
  • Egg & sweet potato scramble– for breakfasts


This Week’s Dinner Menu:

Sunday: Ribs & Roasted Cauliflower
Monday: Braised Kale with Skillet Chicken Thighs
Tuesday: Crispy Tofu
Wednesday: Garlic Shrimp with penne
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Out


Shopping List:

  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Melon
  • Bok Choy
  • Leek
  • Cilantro
  • Cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Lemon/Lime
  • Dried Mango
  • Whole Milk
  • Pickles
  • Coconut Chips
  • Tofu
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Shrimp
  • Ribs
  • Salmon
  • Cashews
  • Pine Nuts

Meal Plan | Britt's Blurbs

*My shopping list does not include everything needed to make the above meals. Just what ingredients I needed and items for other meals and snacks.