While I so hate to whip of meals from a box or mix, there are certain times when that’s just all I can muster up – especially on a hectic Sunday. I recently came across a fabulous line of organic quick pastas and grains at Bon Vivant Organics, though, that really truly are guilt-free. No meal in a mix guilt here!
A new favorite in our house: Orzotto e Zucchini. Inspired by risotto but a whole lot more nutritious, this scrumptious mixture of sliced zucchini and pearl barley was gobbled up by Little J. What I especially loved was that there was no salt added – in fact, there are no seasonings at all so just the tastes of the main ingredients come through – and there are no preservatives. Plus, it was easy and fast – boil and cook with water for 30 minutes. That’s it. While I kept it simple for J, next time I’m thinking that adding a splash of white wine and finishing with a bit of butter and parmesan will make it perfect for Hubby and I. Delicious, super super quick, and highly nutritious – a perfect combo.
Bon Vivant Organics offers a number of these yummy quick grains and pastas in all sorts of flavors – plus a ton of other fabulous organic foods including soup mixes and sauces, great olive oil, and more. They source their products from all over Europe – mostly smaller farmers and producers which is nice – and it’s all delivered to your door.