April Newsletter

 "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World" 

Our Earth Day - Spring Collection

Learn what's included in our April Zestbox & coupon codes!

 

Highlights this month: Saving the planet with reusable, compostable and upcycled products.

We are so excited to share with you an amazing product that is great for you, the planet and supports a local company (so local I picked up the order myself)! Patch Pumpkin Seed Milk is a milk alternative that’s FREE from dairy, grains, nuts and soy. And full of plant based protein, vitamin D, calcium and electrolytes. And unlike other milk alternatives, it’s ultra-sustainable helping preserve our planet's natural resources. With just as much protein as an egg, as much iron as broccoli, magnesium as spinach and potassium as a banana, it’s a great product to add to your daily meals or enjoy as a drink. Check here for the first of many recipes that we have created for you to try using this great milk alternative which is free from the Top 8 allergens. Check out their Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Milk too! Use code Zest $5 off of a case when you reorder.

Farmer and Founder, Ben Moore, saw first-hand how much food was wasted each day. He wanted to limit the amount of “ugly” edible food that was wasted and repurpose it to prevent food waste and add value back to the farms. He says “THOUSANDS of truckloads of “ugly” fruit are thrown out in California EVERY YEAR. We throw away more peaches in California than the state of Georgia produces annually. This food is perfectly healthy to eat, but it looks a little quirky! Some call it ugly, but we call it a beautiful opportunity.” The Ugly Company Upcycled Peaches prevent food waste by upcycling ugly fruit and transforming it into healthy dried fruit snacks. Use code Zest for 15% off. 

Jali Fruit is the world’s most natural, empowering sun-dried fruit, wild harvested from ancestral trees. This month we are featuring a subscriber favorite, Party Pineapple. The fruit is 100% hand-crafted from rural women farmers all over the world. With no added sugar or preservatives, it’s the perfect grab and go snack for yourself or a great snack for your kids. Each year, 2.8 trillion pounds of food is wasted and, in Sub-Saharan Africa 95% of all food waste happens before it ever reaches a market. Jali Fruit Company provides simple machines that work without electricity and train women cooperatives to use them to preserve their ancestral fruit abundances. Use code ZEST10 for 10% off. 

Since we are a snack box, of course we wanted to share with you a compostable snack bag! Responsible Products are sustainable solutions to everyday living. They aim to reduce our footprint and re-think the one-use crisis happening in the world today by making compostable and biodegradable products. These products are made from renewable plant materials, require fewer resources to produce and reduce pollution and plastic waste. They manufacture their products so everyday people can make small changes to their everyday lives, because small changes can change the world. Check out all of their products for your everyday needs. Use code ZEST for 10% off. 

Not just one, but two motivational gifts to highlight our Earth Day theme! Included in your Zestbox is a Purifyou Reusable Produce Bag. It is great for transporting produce, storing produce (except leafy greens), using as a laundry bag for delicates, for bringing to the beach, storing toys and just about anything. The bags are machine washable and dishwasher safe! 

We featured Just Burlap bags in our January Zestbox, so of course we wanted to highlight them in our Earth Day box! Two best friends from Long Island, NY created this company to make chic, eco-friendly bags so that you would love to use them when you went shopping. They have a full line of different types of bags, all beautiful burlap and a great way to save the planet by not using single use plastic bags.  Use code GONATURAL for 15% off. 

Sooooo excited to share with you the amazing Hamama Microgreen Kits! Look inside your Zestbox for your coupon to save 50% off your kit (that’s an added $19.50 value). Microgreens are the easiest and fastest way to eat your veggies. Typical greens take up to 1-2 months to mature, but you can receive the benefits of microgreens in 7-10 days! With 10 different greens to choose from, this kit is super fun and easy to grow! Just add water and harvest in 1 week. Microgreens tend to have more concentrated flavors, tender textures, vibrant color, and densely-packed nutrients than their mature counterparts. They are generally rich in sources of vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene, and are low in oxalates (anti-nutrients). Look for our IG videos on growing the microgreen kit. 

We have featured two of their seasoning blends before, now we are excited to share with you the Tuscan blend from The Zen of Slow Cooking. They are committed to providing employment for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as providing simple-to-make recipes featuring our artisanal, certified non-GMO spice blends, which create contemporary, healthy and truly delicious dishes. Follow @myzestbox for our Zen of Slow Cooking recipes. Click here for lots of recipes and here for plant based recipes. Whichever recipe you decide on, be sure to serve it with the Vegetable Quinoa & Brown Rice from TruRoots. Use code Zestbox for a complimentary blend of Southwest Fiesta. 

Dessert with no guilt? Yes please! You're going to love the White Chocolate Raspberry bars from Symmetree. With ingredients like stone ground cashew butter, dates, flax seeds and organic raspberries, you are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and still nourish your body with good for you ingredients. Unlike the typical desserts, these bars contains 20% of your daily magnesium, along with other crucial vitamins and minerals to keep your body strong and healthy! You’re going to love the combination of decadent white chocolate and refreshing raspberries! The bars are paleo, dairy, gluten and soy free, certified organic, non gmo, vegan and loaded with superfoods! What an awesome dessert! Use code SYMZEST20 for 20% off. 

The Dark Chocolate Sea Salt bars from 88 Acres are amazing (also check out the same flavor Seed’nola)! Made with organic pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds and certified gluten free oats, in a dedicated allergy free bakery in Boston, husband and wife duo really pour their love into what they do. They also have dressings, seed butters and as mentioned seed’nola. Use code ZESTBOX for 15% off. 

Almost 20 years of dedication to creating the best organic nut butters, these organic  Pecan Butter with Cashews in convenient squeeze packs from Artisan Organics are perfect to add with sliced apples or bananas. They never roast, toast or bake their nuts and they’re certified them R.A.W. with Clean Food Certified to make sure you get a minimally-processed product that retains a valuable amount of micronutrients. Only two ingredients, all organic! No added sugars, oils, or salt. Use code ZEST for 15% off. 

We featured the Asparagus and Artichoke, and now we are featuring the Cauliflower and French Green Beans marinated snack packs from Poshi. They are free from many allergens, are non GMO, and are great for snacking on something without sugar. Gluten free and keto friendly, they are packed full of fiber, protein, micronutrients and anti-oxidants. They aren’t just for snacking. They’ll bring a boring salad to life, give a flavor boost to pasta, or make your pizza pop. Free from many allergens, and 

Made with love from Boulder, CO, this mother-daughter duo created hand-made baked goods that are now found nationwide. Featured this month are the Strawberry Stuff’d Oat Bites which are made with organic oats, which leave you feeling fuller longer. A diet high in whole grains and fiber are more likely to help lower blood pressure. Whole grains contain probiotics that help beneficial bacteria in the gut flourish. Use code ZEST for 15% off.

Perfect for snacking or adding to any dish, the Asian Sesame Edamame Bean + Nut Mix from Sahale Snacks in delicious (and addicting)! Roasted edamame, crisp lentils and puffed brown rice are mixed with cashews, chickpeas and black sesame seeds. It’s the ideal umami flavor and the perfect protein snack, especially with 6g of protein per serving.

Who will win the FREE bottle of One Hope wine this month?  Did you know that EVERY MONTH we give away a bottle of wine to one lucky subscriber?

Wishing you good health this month and always.

Xo, Chef Danielle

Check out our REORDER page to order all of the past favorites!