Did you know September is organic month? No.. Neither did I. I buy organic products occasionally but I don’t specifically look for them. Waitrose have invited me to replace one meal a day for 7 days with organic foods and write about how we feel about it afterwards.
Never one to shy away from a food challenge I set off to my nearest Waitrose in hunt of some organic goodies. Now I expected my shop to be a lot more expensive than normal and not to get too much for my money BUT I may have been slightly wrong. I’m going to share what we managed to make with the shopping items we purchased along with some store cupboard staples.
Since today is day 1 I will just give you a little overview of what we bought and what I plan to make this week.
Our shopping trolley which came to approximately £60 included:
Chocolate pudding pots
A large chicken
Fruit pouches – for Chloe
Pear juice cartons for Izzy
All organic – yes even the cider ( Wyldwood organic cider) and the chocolate ( Green&Blacks ).
Even Peter Rabbit loves Organic juice:
A light supper of a ham, brie and rocket sandwich. Using all organic products. It was delicious. The brie and bread were particularly good.. We may also have eaten a Rachel’s Organic chocolate pot which was divine.
Tomorrow morning ( Day 2 ) I plan to make fluffy pancakes using the eggs, milk and buttery spread served with the fruit compote. Yum.
Later in the week I am planning:
Roast Chicken served with butternut squash and garlic mushrooms.
Sweet potato wedges with glazed sausages
Meatballs in a tomato sauce with homemade pasta
Omelette served with a rocket and tomato salad
Indulgent supper treat:
Nigellas French Doughnut toast using the milk, bread and eggs and served with caramelised bananas. Yum.
Look out for an update next week with what we thought of the switch to organic.
Take a look at the Waitrose Organic Shop and have a look at the massive selection of organic products they have to offer.
You can find out more about Organic September on The Soil Association website