First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Thursday, April 24, 2014

FBC Kitchen News



Welcome to Wednesday Night Supper at FBC!!

Each Wednesday night here at First Baptist Church Huntsville we offer a delicious healthy meal in the Fellowship Hall.  We welcome everyone to come and join us. We begin serving at 4:45 pm and serve until 5:45 pm.  The meal consists of (1) Entree, (2) Sides, (1) Bread or Roll, Dessert, Tea, Water and Coffee.

The cost of the meal is $6.00 per adult and $3.50 per child. 



The Healthy Ingredients for WNS 04/16/14:  Strawberries

8 Health Benefits of Strawberries

benefits of strawberriesEveryone knows that strawberries are delicious. However, did you know just what a nutritional powerhouse they are? Here are eight reasons to include strawberries in your diet.

One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary ï¬Âber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary ï¬Âber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.

Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit. Though anthocyanin is known to have antioxidant properties within the fruit, it is debated as to whether the antioxidant agents in anthocyanin-rich foods can be absorbed into the body once digested. Fortunately, however, it is known that when anthocyanin-rich foods are consumed, the body's uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.

The phenols in strawberries also ï¬Âght against many inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do. Strawberries, however, do not carry unwanted side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.

Anti-Cancer The combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to ï¬Âght against the onset of many different forms of cancer. Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.

Healthy Eyes
The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.

The Vigorous Vitamin C
One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Magniï¬Âcent Manganese
One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. By increasing the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochonrdria exposed to oxygen, manganese not only helps to ï¬Âght the battle against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular inflammation -- another cause of numerous cardiovascular diseases.

Bone Health
Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health


Menus and Events:


Wednesday Night Supper, April 23, 2014

Grilled Chicken (143 Calories, 3g Fat, 21g Carbs)

Rice Piaf (200 Calories, 5g Fat, 41g Carbs)

Cranberry Salad(245 Calories, 8g Fat, 29g Carbs)

Steamed Green Beans(55 Calories, 5g Fat, 5g Carbs)

Wheat Roll(120 Calories, 1g Fat, 23g Carbs)

  Tea, Water and Coffee
Dessert: Banana Pudding(160 Calories, 10g Fat, 14g Carbs) or
Bundt Cake(160 Calories, 8g Fat, 19g Carbs) or
Tropical Fruit Salad (115 Calories, 0g Fat, 21g Carbs)

Wednesday Night Supper, April 30, 2014


Chicken Salad Plate

Chicken Salad (308 Calories, 12g Fat, 21g Carbs)

Pasta Salad (293 Calories, 9g Fat, 41g Carbs)

Grape Salad(190 Calories, 8g Fat, 24g Carbs)

Fruit Muffin(120 Calories, 1g Fat, 23g Carbs)

  Tea, Water and Coffee
Tropical Fruit Salad (115 Calories, 0g Fat, 21g Carbs)

Dessert: TBA 
Tropical Fruit Salad (115 Calories, 0g Fat, 21g Carbs)

Fellowship Club, Friday, May 9th


Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Sweet Baby Carrots 


  Tea, Water and Coffee
Dessert: Assorted Pies
During the school year the Children have the option to eat the dinner being served or they may choose to have the meal that is offered at the children's table in the fellowship hall. This meal may be different each week. Pizza, Chicken Tenders, Hamburger, Hot Dog or Chicken nuggets.



The cost of the Child's Pizza Meal is $3.50 per child.

April 23, 2014
Pizza, Fruit, Cookie and Lemonade/Juice Box
April  30, 2014
Pizza, Fruit, Cookie and Lemonade/Juice Box

For those who would like a little lighter meal, individual salads are available upon reservation. Reservations must be received by the kitchen staff for a salad to be prepared and available.  Please make reservations by 11:00 am on Wednesday to Pam LaPier at or call 256-428-9428. Cost of the salad is $6.00 per salad (includes dessert and drink).

Salad Option for Wednesday, April 23, 2013
Grilled Chicken Salad (235 Calories w/o dressing)
 Salad Option for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Grilled Chicken Salad (235 Calories w/o dressing)
We Look Forward to seeing you at Wednesday Night Supper!!!
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