New Year New You – Bountiful Basket

I am so excited! The husband and I went to pick up our first Bountiful Basket last night! I first learned about Bountiful Baskets a couple of years ago but at the time they weren’t available in my area. I randomly decided last week to start looking into food co-ops again and found out that they are now in our area. eek! I was super excited. What are bountiful baskets you ask?

From their website:

Each week different items will be in the Bountiful Basket! We base the basket contents on what is in season, high quality, good value, and local. We generally have 6 fruit items & 6 vegetable items. We focus on what would be well received in our homes, and the extensive surveys we’ve done with participants over the past 5 years to know what families eat.

Bountiful baskets is a volunteer based organization meaning you get more for your money since no one is paid to work.

So what are my thoughts on the basket? I’m glad you asked. First of all there is quite a bit of produce in the basket for this week. My main concern was that there would be a lot of produce in there that I wouldn’t like since I am a fairly picky eater. Thankfully that isn’t the case. I had a couple of items in there that I don’t usually use so  it  will force me out of my comfort zone a little  but not too much!  I know I know, I’m sort of a little kid.  I’m trying though!!

 

Okay so now for the good stuff. PICTURES!  I know I get a little excited about pictures but this is what I got in my basket this week.

 

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Here is all the food in the basket!

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Some lettuce and rhubarb (one of those outside my comfort zone)

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Strawberries and blueberries

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Yellow bell peppers and broccoli

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Spaghetti squash and red potatoes

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Finally 8 oranges (they are delicious oranges), 3 grapefruit, and 4 Fuji apples!

 

All in all I think we got a great deal! Lots of produce for not very much  money! That’s a win in my book.

 

 

To start the new year off right I am having a free healthy eating and fitness challenge group that lasts 21 days. If you are interested and want more details comment below!

 

~ Abby

 

 

 

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