This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Thank you, Blue Apron!
As you probably know by now, I am doing a Whole30 this month. That means a lot of meal planning and a lot of ingredient reading. I’ve been pretty good about planning out my meals in advance this time around – something I was terrible at the last time I did a Whole30. I’d meant to pause my monthly Blue Apron delivery for January, but I completely forgot. When my box arrived, I thought, “Oh noooooo!” But when I opened it I discovered that the meals I was sent would, with a couple minor modifications, work just fine! The one I was most excited about was the Seared Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon with Roasted Broccoli & Farro Salad.
To modify this for my Whole30, I skipped the Farro (but Mike and the kids still had it) and the honey-mustard sauce (but Mike gobbled it up). Every other ingredient was fine, because it was all fresh, with no processed foods or added sugars.
As always, I was sent the perfect amount of ingredients:
The broccoli…you guys, I can’t stress how good it tasted, and how easy it was to make. The spice blend of ground corriander, fennel, cardamom, nutmeg, and smoked paprika made the most delicious broccoli I’ve ever had. I didn’t want to share it. At ALL.
I also used the spice blend on the salmon, and it smelled amazing on the stove.
I plated some arugula and broccoli for myself, then mixed the rest into a salad for Mike and the kids.
I really wasn’t sure how this meal would go over with the kids. But they both loved it! Especially James, who couldn’t shovel the food into his mouth fast enough.
This is definitely going to be a repeat recipe! Only next time, I’ll try it with that honey mustard sauce because Mike said it was amazing!
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I was so excited to try BA but no celiac-GF meals. Womp. Womp.
Right? I checked out Plated as they have a GF, and DF option but wasn’t impressed with the recipes I saw. I still need to check out GreefChef.com and PatesPaleo.com
I am just in awe of kids who actually eat. My kids don’t freakin eat. Please, tell me your secrets.
And just like that, I’m a member of Blue Apron now. Looking forward to the first meal!
I cooked Blue Apron’s pineapple shrimp & rice last night. Hubby and I loved it. good luck with your Whole 30!
Jill H says:
Dang it…I *just* signed up 2 days ago…:(
LD's Mom says:
Just tried again and still get the “Thanks for signing up! We don’t yet ship to your area, but we’ve added you to our wait list” message again. I guess they aren’t quite all of all states, yet. (Rural Western CO town). But I’ll keep trying b/c I really want to do Blue Apron.
Can I ask whether they have actually found a way to avoid their super wasteful single plastic packaging or have they just given the bloggers they pay the PR hint to not picture it anymore?
LOL! They have definitely cut down on the packaging, but what they still use is all recyclable (and they include recycling directions and suggestions). I’ll try to remember to take a picture of the packaging next time!
Roasted broccoli is THE BEST. I do it with just a little olive oil & salt, throw a sliced red onion on the pan, and stick it in the oven at 425 for about 12-15 minutes. It gets so crunchy and delicious!