This recipe is a great example of how food doesn’t need to be fussy to be impressive. It even has a French name: Chicken en Croute, which simply means that it’s chicken wrapped in puff pastry. Read on to see how I’ve teamed up with Earthbound Farm for this tasty meal (plus a coupon code a little lesson on organic food, as well!)
Today, we’re celebrating a few of my favorite foods. I have two things in particular that I’m nutso about: Spinach and puff pastry. Seriously, you could wrap anything in puff pastry and pour some spinach sauce on it and I’d be in heaven.
What’s even better about this is that my kids feel the same way. I kid you not, as I was trying to take these food photos my two year old was using his grubby little fingers to pluck pieces of spinach and arugula off of the plate.
I feel like on these Spring days I’m just committing one mom-fail after another. I’m so busy doing a million different things that I’m not paying enough attention to the kids, or I’m not feeding them well enough, or a never-ending list of complaints that I’m sure you all can relate to. Right?
So I love to celebrate these little wins. A meal that’s packed full of good-for-you, ORGANIC, conveniently packaged greens!
Why organic? What’s the big deal? Well, for one thing, buying organic is good for the environment. Here’s a great summary from the Mayo Clinic that explains:
The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don’t use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct more sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay.
|Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth.||Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.|
|Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease.||Use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease.|
|Use herbicides to manage weeds.||Rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.|
|Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth.||Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.|
Speaking of the environment, let me just mention one amazing thing that Earthbound Farm is doing– other than making yummy spinach mixes, of course. Their message to the world is: Lots of little things that are part of every day can add up to make an earth friendly big impact. If you want to read more about their initiatives, visit Everycartcounts.com, then take their quiz and get a a coupon for $1 off Earthbound Farm products. Also, for every quiz taken up to 20,000 they will plant a tree!
So, what little things are you doing to make a difference? Is it composting, riding a bicycle to work, buying organic produce? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to chat about it more. But in the meantime, let’s talk about this food!
I’m kind of kicking myself wondering why I’ve never tried this before. It’s as simple as making a light spinach sauce, then rolling it up with some chicken in a puff pastry sheet. I used an extra-large muffin holder to support the rolls while they baked and the results are these delicious gooey, rustic turnovers.
Make sure you let them cool first so they don’t come apart. When you pop them out:
Voila! It’s fancy looking, right? Plus it’s delicious, good for you and good for the environment!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Earthbound Farm.