How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch (Your Kids Will Actually Eat)

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 24, 2015 8:56:00 AM

Mention school lunches to a parent and you’re guaranteed to get an emotional response. We all remember the barely edible “food” that our own school cafeterias served, and while some schools are doing a better job of providing their students with tasty and nutritious lunch options, packing a lunch is still the best way to make sure our kids stay energized and ready to learn all day long.

Making healthy lunches for your children also teaches them positive eating habits for the future. But when it comes to school lunches, there’s nothing worse than having your kid throw out a meal that you spent money, time and energy putting together.

With junk food more accessible than ever, we want to make sure our kids are eating right when we’re not there. Below are five tips for packing a healthy school lunch that your kids will actually eat.

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Topics: Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Meal Planning, Guides and Infographics

What the Kale Is THAT?! A Guide to Organic Kale Varieties

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 6, 2015 10:00:20 AM

Before it was dubbed America’s “superfood,” kale was an obscure green that could only be found at farmers’ markets, independent health food stores and, of course, at Boston Organics. Kale has become so popular that it’s almost hard to remember a time before it was the ultimate emblem of healthy food. 

But now that kale is everywhere (even McDonald’s is planning to add kale to their menu), there are so many different kinds of kale out there, it’s hard to keep them all straight.

Here’s a quick guide to the most common varieties of kale we carry, so the next time it shows up in your organic grocery delivery you won’t be asking yourself “What the kale is that?!”

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic kale, Organic Leafy Greens, Guides and Infographics

No More S’mores: Healthy Camping the Way Nature Intended

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 3, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Camping is full of contradictions that somehow make a lot of sense. For example:

  • The farther you get from civilization, the closer you feel to the people you’re with.
  • The earlier you wake up, the more energy you seem to have.
  • The more serene it is, the more alive you feel.

But there’s one part of camping that just doesn’t add up. We go into the woods to clear our minds and fill our lungs with clean air, but then we fill our stomachs with candy bars and hot dogs. After going through all this trouble to connect to nature, why is traditional camping food so processed and unhealthy?

It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, it’s relatively easy to eat healthy food when camping, as long as you’re conscious about it and plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help you eat healthy in the great outdoors. Scroll down to find our sample menu for a weekend camping trip.

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Topics: Newsletter, Meal Planning, Guides and Infographics

Summer Produce Guide 2015

Posted by Eric Siegel on Jul 10, 2015 3:31:51 PM

Organic fruits and veggies thrive in the warm summer sun. Just as the occasional rainstorm helps these plants reach their full potential, this guide will help you take full advantage of the splendid summer harvests.

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Topics: Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, summer produce, Guides and Infographics

Seasonal Spring Produce Guide

Posted by Eric Siegel on Apr 24, 2015 10:09:00 AM

As the chilly weather thaws, we can feel the growing season begin to kick off in the Northeast. This seasonal produce guide will help you maximize the emerging bounty of spring as we move forward into local produce season.

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Topics: Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, organic produce, spring produce, Guides and Infographics

2014 Year In Review [Infographic]

Posted by Eric Siegel on Jan 31, 2015 8:34:00 AM

2014 was an exciting year full of great milestones. We're very happy with the growth we experienced while adhering to our mission to give back to the community and promote sustainable living.

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Topics: Company Updates, Guides and Infographics, Environmental Businesses, food donation, Original Boston Organics Blog

The Back to Basics Guide to Making Excellent Soup

Posted by Eric Siegel on Nov 1, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Soup can be chunky or smooth, hot or cold, vegetarian or carnivorous—a side dish or the main attraction. Soup is quite possibly the most versatile dish out there, but not all soups are created equal.

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Topics: Recipes, organic produce, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, New England Winter Cooking

The Best Organic Fall Produce: Your Guide to Autumn

Posted by Eric Siegel on Oct 9, 2014 8:52:00 AM

Fall is a time of great abundance and the traditional harvest season in New England. Fruits and veggies that sprouted under the summer sun reach their peak ripeness as the weather cools off.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Jonathan's Sprouts, Organic Squash, Newsletter, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, Organic Herbs

The Complete Guide to Leafy Greens (Infographic)

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 29, 2014 4:25:00 AM

As children we were all taught how important it is to eat our dark green leafy vegetables, but few of us realized just how many kinds of organic leafy greens there are out there!

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Topics: Recipes, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, Organic Leafy Greens

Everything You Need To Know: Your Guide to Summer Produce

Posted by Eric Siegel on Aug 7, 2014 4:50:00 AM

Summer is the best time of the year to enjoy fresh organic fruits and veggies.

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Topics: organic produce, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, summer produce, Guides and Infographics, Original Boston Organics Blog

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