Now I’m a mum I’ve started thinking more about the food I eat and where it comes from. I attempt to eat as well as I can, which is difficult with a baby—but is something that’s incredibly important when you are surviving on little sleep. I’m paranoid about getting run down and ill—especially with all the nutrients Jacob is sucking from me by breastfeeding—so having a good diet will hopefully help. I also want to set a good example to Jacob—he’s a bit small to notice yet, but it’s best to start as you mean to go on!
I’ve been wanting to try Abel and Cole’s organic boxes for a while, and finally got round to it a few weeks ago.
I ordered the Medium Very Veggie Veg box. It costs £16.50 plus delivery and gives you 8 types of seasonal veg. Abel and Cole do a variety of boxes in differing sizes and combinations (fruit and veg, veg only or fruit only). We had loads of fruit that week already, so I went with veg only.
When the first box turned up I was thrilled. A nicely packaged box, jam-packed with beautiful, colourful vegetables. The variety was amazing and the quality was incredible. Everything was so fresh and tasted much better than supermarket veg. It will be great once Jacob is weaning too.
In the 4 boxes I’ve ordered so far we’ve had red kale (didn’t know that existed), green kale, green cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, cylindrical beetroot (again, didn’t know it existed), butternut squash, carrots, and parsnips among others. I’m loving that it really makes me think about what to cook instead of just making the same old things again and again. As the weeks go on, I’ll try to share some of the new recipes I’m trying using my veggies.
You can log onto your account on the website to see what’s coming in the next box. There’s an option of swapping if there’s something you don’t fancy. For example, one week I swapped out tomatoes, because we already had some left, and got some Brussels sprouts instead.
Another great thing is the recyclable packaging. You can leave it outside your front door and the delivery driver will collect it when they deliver your next box. It’s all so easy.
New mum tip! They also deliver milk! I realised we would run out of milk over the weekend, so just added some to my order. I’m definitely a convert.
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