Archive for May, 2011

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

Friendly Reminder:

This coming Thursday, June 2, is Thrive!  There are two locations and times:

Details (Acts 2 Church Pick Up):

Where:  Acts 2 Church in Edmond at 4848 West Covell Road (click here for map)
What:  A second location for those who live in that area and/or belong to that church community
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Who:  Anyone from the Acts 2 Church and the surrounding community
Details (Downtown Pick Up):
Where:  The Refuge OKC at 823 W. California Ave, Oklahoma City (click here for map)
What:  The primary location/hub
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Who:  Anyone who prefers the downtown location
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Today’s Fruit Boxes: May 19, 2011

Small Fruit Box

  • Avocado – 1 ct
  • Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
  • Peaches – 4 ct
  • Pineapple – 1 ct
  • Watermelon, mini – ½ of melon

Large Fruit Box

  • Avocado – 2 ct
  • Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
  • Berries, Raspberries – 1 pkg
  • Peaches –  4 ct
  • Pineapple – 1 ct
  • Watermelon, mini – 1 whole

Today’s Variety Boxes: May 19, 2011

Small Box

  • Broccoli – ½ to ¾  bunch
  • Cucumber – 8 oz
  • Green Beans – 8 oz
  • Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
  • Peppers, Red  – 1 ct
  • Spinach – 1 bunch
  • Tomatoes, Vine – 8 oz
  • Yams, Jewel – 1.25 lbs
  • Apples, Fuji – 4 ct
  • Avocados – 1 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 2 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Oranges, Valencia – 3 ct

Medium Box

  • Broccoli – 1 bunch
  • Cauliflower – 1 bunch
  • Cucumber – 1 lb
  • Green Beans – 1 lb
  • Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
  • Peppers, Red  – 1 ct
  • Spinach – 1 bunch
  • Tomatoes, Vine – 1 lb
  • Yams, Jewel – 2.5 lbs
  • Apples, Fuji – 7 ct
  • Avocados – 2 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 3.75 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Honeydew, Orange – 1 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 5 ct

Large Box

  • Broccoli – 1.5 bunches
  • Cauliflower – 1 bunch
  • Cucumber – 1.5 lbs
  • Green Beans – 1.5 lbs
  • Lettuce, Romaine- 2 heads
  • Peppers, Red  – 2 ct
  • Spinach – 2 bunches
  • Tomatoes, Vine – 1.5 lbs
  • Yams, Jewel – 3.75 lbs
  • Apples, Fuji – 10 ct
  • Avocados – 3 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 5.75 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkgs
  • Honeydew, Orange – 1 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 8 ct

Extra Large Box

  • Broccoli – 2 bunches
  • Cauliflower – 2 bunches
  • Cucumber – 2 lbs
  • Green Beans – 2 lbs
  • Lettuce, Romaine- 2 heads
  • Peppers, Red  – 2 ct
  • Spinach – 2 bunches
  • Tomatoes, Vine – 2 lbs
  • Yams, Jewel – 5 lbs
  • Apples, Fuji – 14 ct
  • Avocados – 4 ct
  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 7.5 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkgs
  • Honeydew, Orange – 2 ct
  • Oranges, Valencia – 10 ct

This Week is Thrive Week!!!

Friendly Reminder:

This coming Thursday, June 2, is Thrive!  There are two locations and times:

Details (Acts 2 Church Pick Up):

Where:  Acts 2 Church in Edmond at 4848 West Covell Road (click here for map)
What:  A second location for those who live in that area and/or belong to that church community
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Who:  Anyone from the Acts 2 Church and the surrounding community
Details (Downtown Pick Up):
Where:  The Refuge OKC at 823 W. California Ave, Oklahoma City (click here for map)
What:  The primary location/hub
When:  Every other Thursday @ 4:00pm — 6:00pm
Who:  Anyone who prefers the downtown location

5 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Good, Too

I thought I would post this story for some feel good foods.  I guess you can’t go wrong, and after you read about the first one in this story, you will see chocolate a little different

5 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Good, Too By Donna V. Scaglione

Sure, there are plenty of medications out there designed to lift us out of depression. But have you ever considered the role your diet plays in how you feel? Foods contain vital nutrients that not only work to preserve our physical health, but they also have a great impact on our moods and overall mental well-being. When we’re deficient in any of these nutrients, the result can be sagging spirits, fatigue, and a generally low feeling.

Be sure to incorporate these foods into your diet so their important vitamins, minerals, and compounds can work to keep you feeling even-keeled and upbeat.

Read more:5 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Good, Too

Things you can do with celery

OK…Celery!  A vegetable that seems to be one that gets little attention.  So i just wanted to take a few minutes and bring some light to the topic of Celery. According to asianonlinerecipes.com “Celery is an important salad plant, consisting of the bulbous roots, green leaves and the stem. The leaves sprout directly from the fleshy roots. They are compound with long stalk; which are big and succulent. The fruits are small in size, dark brown in color and have a peculiar flavor when cut open. The seeds are brown in color.”  The story continues by saying, “celery has been in cultivation for more than 2,000 years. It was known to the Chinese from the fifth century B.C. In England, where it grew wild, it was known as smallage and used in medicines. In the 16th and 17th centuries, it was brought into gardens and grown first as a medicinal plant and later as a flavoring for soups and stews.”

As we thrive together, it is our practice to buy a large variety of fruits and vegetables so that we are getting a large span of vitamins and nutrients than we may be accustom to.  We also like to see celery make it in the variety boxes about every 3 or 4 times.  If you are still wondering what to do with it, I thought I would just come up with a quick list of things/recipes that you could use to make celery apart of you diet. The list below is in no particular order and they are:

  1. Soup
  2. Chicken Pot Pie  (online recipe)
  3. Stuffing (online recipe)
  4. Stuffed Celery (online recipe)
  5. Potato Salad (online recipe)
  6. Stir Fry (meat or veggie style recipe)
  7. Celery & Peanut Butter
For those into natural health remedies I found that it could be good for those who deal with gout. And according to Wikipedia, a common use for the seeds is as a “blood purifier” and it is sometimes taken for arthritis.
So, if you read this and also know of other good things/recipes/ideas for celery, please feel free to post for others to read.

Celery, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 57 kJ (14 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3 g
– Sugars 1.4 g
– Dietary fibre 1.6 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 0.7 g
Water 95 g
Vitamin C 3 mg (5%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendationsfor adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

Today’s Fruit Boxes: May 5, 2011

Small Fruit Box

  • Avocado – 2 ct
  • Bananas – 3 lbs
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Mango – 2 ct
  • Peaches – 1 lb
  • Watermelon, mini – ½ of melon

Large Fruit Box

  • Avocado – 1 ct
  • Bananas – 3 lbs
  • Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
  • Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
  • Mango – 2 ct
  • Peaches – 1.5 lbs
  • Watermelon, mini – 1 whole