Juice-Free Juicing!

Don’t pass the word along to Sally and Tanya but I am not a big fan of juicing. I feel a bit of a sugar spike if I drink too much fruit juice, and green juices generally just taste like grass to me (and as I am not of the bovine persuasion I generally avoid grass). I never really feel full after drinking juice- I think my mind just needs to be tricked by chewing because I can eat all the ingredients of a blended juice and feel satisfied. So when I saw the offer for an add-on juice pack there was no doubt in my mind…I was snagging that sucker. Yes, you did read that right. While I am not a fan of juicing I AM a fan of healthful eating and I saw that pack as a great opportunity to get some variety into my family’s diet- even beyond the regular basket. So started my quest for recipes using my Juice-Free Juice Pack. I tried to find recipes that used the ingredients in healthy combinations similar to what I would do if I were juicing. I wanted to focus on raw meals to get the whole nutritional benefit of each ingredient but with the incredibly cold weather this week I did end up turning to soup and cooked meals more than I originally planned. Here are some of the great recipes I found that helped me use up my pack. I have not tried all of these but of those I tried, my family particularly enjoyed the beet chips; the lentils with spinach and ginger (I used brown lentils from BB and it turned out great); and the cucumber -lime salad (I did that one with grilled chicken). Try out some of these fun recipes and join me in the ranks of juice-free juicing. Happy Cooking!

Seared Salmon with Parsley Ginger Marinade from Gastronoms

Beet Chips

Blue Cheese Bread Pudding with Apples, Kale, and Leeks from Boston.com

Summer Steak Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing by Epicurious

Ginger Lime Carrot Soup from Radiant Health Inner Wealth

Kale Apple Coleslaw with Poppyseed Dressing from Chow.com

Beet, Cheddar, and Apple Tarts from Martha Stewart

Roasted Beet, Apple, and Celery Salad from Redbook

Beet-Cucumber Salad from Paleo Spirit


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3 Responses to “Juice-Free Juicing!”

  1. Tani Sandy says:

    Sally and Tanya:

    I did not receive my receipt for this current offering. If possible, please email it to me again. Or can I just take in the listing of what I purchased with the Contribution Number on it…that number is 5199182435, by the way! Thank you for any help you can give me. It is much appreciated. Tani

  2. Richard says:

    I really enjoy your blog;thanks for the great ideas

  3. Suanna says:

    The beet chips sound good. I still have my beets from the juice pack and hadn’t had a chance to use them yet. Not everyone in my family likes them.

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