Order Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, August 23rd
Summer is over, and you’re back to being a chauffeur-parent, super-glued to your car seat, stressed by traffic, running out of time as you balance work while trying to get everyone from point A to point B – soccer practice, violin lessons, and playdates. You’ve got a million things on your mind: their successes, their passions, their travels, their college degrees – and dinner.
As the mother of three, I want to help my kids attain great experiences. And I want us to have the kind of quality time that creates lasting health, epic memories, basic life skills, and a family culture anchored by happy times around the dinner table. But with so much pressure, it’s no surprise that cooking ranks low on the To-Do list.
At Out of the Box Collective, our Real Food Boxes are designed to make the transition to cooking a seamless and fun one. Because I believe our kids shouldn’t need to go to “home economics” classes or cooking school to be able to feed themselves a simple meal. This week, we have chosen particularly kid-friendly meals — they can help you cook and begin to master the art of a Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato and Apple Mash, Pasta and Fresh Pesto, or Grilled Streak with Salsa. The Back-to-School Box is so straight-forward, it’ll become their most memorable lifesaver once they’re out of the house trying to build their own lives.
Pave the way to cooking and enjoy your back-to-school season with a carefully curated box that removes some of the obstacles of shopping time, thinking and planning, and trying to procure fresh ingredients from farmers markets. One day your child will thank you, because every child who cooks with a parent is an empowered child. Cooking is and will always be their very first second language – right after they utter their first “Mama”. Here’s to happy school days ahead!
The Real Food box, delivering across LA on August 28th, features a myriad of seasonal ingredients perfect for making kid-friendly meals – sweet potatoes, lipstick peppers, tomatillos, bread, ingredients for pesto pasta and, most importantly, Gravenstein apples. These prized apples have been nominated for the Ark of Taste, Slow Food’s catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. They are small and stout but mighty with their crunchy, sweet-tart flavor and are perfect for lunchbox applesauce!
Omnivore 5-meal Real Food Boxes include ingredients for all the recipes, plus additional staples and fruit.
Vegetarian 5-meal Real Food Boxes include ingredients for the Pasta w/ Fresh Pesto and Charred Pepper & Eggplant Bruschetta + Salad and the ingredients for 2-3 more meals of your own invention, plus additional staples and fruit.
Omnivore 2-meal Real Food Boxes include ingredients for theRoasted Chicken w/ Sweet Potato & Apple Mash and Charred Pepper & Eggplant Bruschetta + Salad
Vegetarian 2-meal Real Food Boxes include ingredients forPasta w/ Fresh Pesto and Charred Pepper & Eggplant Bruschetta + Salad