Organic Challenge – Give a meal an easy makeover!
This week I am taking on the challenge of choosing some of our favorite family meals to adapt and make it healthier. I am going to be replacing the traditional ingredients with organic ingredients.
Here are some tips from Healthy Child to help with this challenge:
- Find deals and discounts on organic foods by using this guide.
- Use one of the following tools to learn about risky chemicals in specific foods.
What’s on My Food
Brain Food Selector
- There’s an app for that! Check out this app: iScan My Food- This iPhone app allows you to scan food ingredients and contains information on harmful food additives, toxic ingredients in food and genetically modified foods.
So, I decided to make one of my family’s favorite meals with as many organic ingredients as I could. This is actually a pretty easy challenge, because you just have to replace your traditional ingredients with organic ones.
Asian Noodles, Chicken and Vegetable Recipe
1 bag organic bean sprouts
1 yellow onion chopped (I pulled this out of my organic garden.)
2 large carrots chopped (I pulled these out of my organic garden.)
1/2 cabbage chopped (We grow cabbage as well.)
6 cloves garlic (And, we grow garlic
1/2 a chicken (range-fed, organic chicken) – If you have ever thought about raising your own chickens, you can check out my posts here.
1 pound rice noodles – cooked
3 eggs – scrambled (These were from our organic, range fed chickens)
organic cilantro to sprinkle on top to taste (We grow this as well.)
3 T oyster sauce
3 T Bragg’s Amino or soy sauce
1.5 t brown sugar
3 T organic coconut oil
Saute onions and carrots until onions are lightly caramelized in the coconut oil. Add the garlic, bean sprouts and cooked chicken and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients other than the cilantro and mix well. Top with cilantro. We served the adult portions with thai chili sauce. It was such a quick and easy meal, but SO good. (-: My family actually begged me to make it again the next night. I hope you enjoy it!
This blog post is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.
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