O.k., so I’m not one to post pictures of my dinner. In fact, this is the first picture I’ve ever posted of what I’ve eaten, anywhere online. But today I’m posting with a purpose. As I looked at the lovely creation I had on my plate before I ate it, I remembered all of the people I’ve heard over the years say that they don’t eat organic because it’s too expensive.
Here’s the breakdown of my delicious, healthy, organic meal, with the perfect amount of protein for a vegetarian!
All of the items were bought at Publix (which can be a little pricey, you just have to search around and know where the good priced items are).
Organic Kale: $1.99 for the bunch (I used 1/2 the bunch in my meal)
Organic Black Beans: $1. 30 something for one can (I used 1/2 the can in my meal)
Organic Brown Rice; $1.59 a bag (Yeah, this is a great deal)! (I used 1/4 of the bag)
It was also super easy to make, as I don’t particularly enjoy really involved or time consuming cooking or baking. I started to prepare the rice, and a few minutes later, began to saute the kale in some organic olive oil I already had. I then added in the black beans, waited for the rice to finish, added some sea salt, and presto, my amazing, healthy, organic meal was ready!
All for less than $2.00 for a full meal (minus the oil and salt), and I have at least one more identical meal I can make out of the leftovers of kale and beans. (By the way, there was almost an entire plateful, I actually started eating it before I realized I should take a picture and make this post. 🙂