Fast Food Friday & Simple Saturday with Honest Tea & Simple Truth [Crab Spinach Dip Recipe]
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Did you know that September is National Organic Month? According to the Organic Consumer Association, a generation ago three-quarters of the meals consumed in the US were made at home. Today, three-quarters of meals are prepared outside of the home.
I can't say that I'm surprised by that. Because with activities, obligations and work it can be hard to find the time to feed your family home cooked food.
When I was younger, I grew up with a home cooked meal 5-6 days out of seven. So I guess my love for eating and having delicious home cooked food was passed down to me.
My mom still cooks this way and my parents are empty nesters now. I don't know if that will be my truth. But I know I do and always will care about the quality of the food I feed my family. This is true whether I cook it or not.
With my husband being the food conscious individual that he is, it makes for the perfect balance between us. I love to cook good food and he's always extra conscious of the amount, the type and the quality of the food we eat.
So Sunday through Thursday, dinner always comes from right out of my kitchen. The rest of the week is made up what my kids have coined “fast food Friday”, and my favorite, simple Saturday.
Simple Saturday can mean we eat out again. Or that I go with something extra simple.
This past Saturday I served up turkey burger sliders and one of my hubby’s favs – spinach crab dip.
The old man was pleasantly surprised with the Simple Truth® whole wheat crackers I grabbed for dipping.
We always have an inclination to grab multi-grain snacks and crackers, but these are different. Because with Simple Truth snacks you know just what you are getting.
After not being wowed in the regular cracker aisle I headed to see what else there was.
I stumbled on these snacks in the natural foods and organic aisle of my local Kroger store. Every now and then I just stroll over there to see what I see. I knew I wanted a good wheat cracker for the dip, as that is what we prefer. And I was intrigued by the Simple Truth Multigrain Crisp Crackers. They looked like little pieces of bread, but they taste like a whole lot of delicious!
As I got to the end of the aisle I stumbled onto the bottles of Honest Tea®. I heard they had a good green tea that wasn’t loaded with a bunch of stuff and not extra sweet.
We tend to drink only water or breakfast juice at home – orange and apple, but I figured this would be a nice splurge without compromising on extra sugar.
It’s literally a tad sweet but still tastes good!
National Organics month is a great reminder to all of us that good wholesome food and snacks don’t have to take all day, or break the bank.
I keep with the delicious and wholesome cooking as best I can. And my family appreciates it.
Today I am sharing my crab and spinach dip recipe with you.
It's something you can prepare, put in the fridge, and pull out when it's dinner time. Right on time!
Only a few simple ingredients, a few simple minutes and a load of wholesome deliciousness!
OMG!! This looks so delicious! I love a good quick recipe. I also really miss shopping at Kroger, unfortunately we don’t have them in Florida 🙁 I don’t think I will be like your mother…when my son leaves for college next year I will probably not cook much during the week.
I love anything that has crabs so I cannot wait to make this! I’ve also been putting spinach on everything lately – trying to sneak it in for my kids! I love that this can be easily made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a snack during the week!
I just picked up the ingredients for spinach dip. I may have to add some imitation crab. Sounds yummy!
It’s a game changer Michele I truly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by!
Yumm!! This looks delicous and I *love* how your family does things! We usually take the weekends a little easier, too, and I also cooked homemade week day nights 🙂 Love great companies that make those “cheat days” a little better! ~ Client
Thanks Nicole! Yea weekends are to be enjoyed and sometimes being in the kitchen can be work! lol. But I have to admit it is my happy place most times!