As I headed out to my local farmer’s market this past weekend I was super disappointed to hear that it was the last weekend that they would have booths set up until next summer! I was so disappointed that the season had already ended because my favorite vendor there is a local organic farmer. She brings in the most beautiful garlic that you have ever seen and her tomatoes are to die for! I look forward to her stand every summer because it gives me a chance to fill up on delicious organic produce. I picked up a delicious butternut squash over the weekend from her to make this quick and easy One-Pan Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and Squash.
I should also mention that this organic farmer told me she appears at another fall/winter farmer’s market in my town so I wouldn’t have to miss out on other season vegetables until she’s back in the summer! This made me really happy because I’ve been trying to make more of an effort lately to get more organic food into my diet. There are so many health benefits of eating organic foods:
- Organic produce contains less pesticides – Pesticides tend to remain on the product that we eat even after it has been washed!
- Organic milk and meat are richer in certain nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids
- Organic food is often fresher – Because organic foods don’t contain preservatives to make them last longer, they are usually fresher because they come from local farms.
I’m so happy that Litehouse offers an entire line of organic dressings that are perfect for my delicious salads and other meals. I really like to use the vinaigrette dressings as a meat marinade as I did in this recipe. This meal is perfect for 2 or if you’d like to double it up, you can feed your entire family! I love that it comes together in minutes and only uses 1 pan. I used Fresh Gourmet Organic Caesar Croutons as the topping for the roasted butternut squash. This crumbly topping gives an extra burst of flavor and crunch to the meal.
What are some of the ways that you try to incorporate more organics into your diet?