It was about a dog that was different and tried to disguise herself to look like other dogs so that someone would love her. At the end of my 4 or 5 page writing debut, Tasha (the purple dog) had been hurt and needed a bath which washed away all of her disguise paint, but her adorable little human owner (coincidentally named Jennifer) loved her and didn't care at all that she was different.
WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE PURPLE CARROT?
Absolutely nothing. The name just happened to remind me of the story title and it made me laugh a little when I thought back to it. Then I realized I was writing, as a child, about love and compassion which seems pretty cool. Anyway, on to my point...
THE PURPLE CARROT IS AWESOME.
I'd seen The Purple Carrot ads on Facebook a couple of times and found out that they were a plant based meal kit service. My interest was piqued - mostly because that was one of my end game goals when I started thinking up H3O and I was curious to see what they had to offer since they beat me to it. :)
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.
They have a few meal options up on the site and you simply choose two of them for the following week. In addition to those two meals, they throw in ingredients and a recipe for a snack. Pick em, pay for em, and move on with your day. It doesn't get easier than that!
AND THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD!
In addition to the two meals and snack balls that I've made from this week's order, I dug through their recipe archive and made the Cookie Dough Hummus. Sweet mama neptune! (<- as my nephew says) Seriously, though, that hummus is INCREDIBLE. I modified a tiny bit based on what I had available at home so I used Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter, a sprinkle of sugar in place of the stevia, and I added a little drop of vanilla extract (to add a little extra touch to that cookie dough flavor). Now I love hummus normally, but this brings it to a whole new level. And it doesn't feel like eating hummus so it helped with a bit of my current "Eh, hummus again?" disappointment. (Sometimes I eat it far too often for my own good even though I love it)
THE BEST PART?
They are not expensive to begin with and they seem to like discounts! You really can't beat affordable, convenient, and healthy. Oh, and the portions are filling, the recipes usually make 4 servings, plus the items they send are great quality.
GO CHECK THEM OUT!
I am thoroughly impressed by The Purple Carrot. Planning on ordering from them on a semi-regular or regular basis to either cover a couple dinners through the week or to have a couple of meals to make in advance and use as a week's worth of lunches and easy to heat up dinners on busy nights. Check out their site and like them on Facebook while you're at it!
DON'T FORGET TO BE KIND.
While my story about the purple dog technically didn't have anything directly to do with The Purple Carrot review, it does bring to mind that children can, and should, learn compassion young so as to carry it through their lives. The Purple Carrot does provide an easy, convenient, and delicious way to bring more plant-based meals into your life so that you can eat healthier, and live in kindness while showing compassion for agriculture animals (and you'll make a positive impact on the environment). (Did you know producing just 1 lb. of beef requires about 1,800 gallons of water?! - Check out breakdowns of water use from National Geographic)
The Purple Carrot is solid! Check them out!
For more information regarding nutrition and living a compassionate lifestyle, visit H3O.