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3 Simple And Easy Ways To Eat Healthy And Curb Cravings While Working Night Shift 3504

By Vanessa S. Elliott   It’s 4 am and you are nearing the end of your 12-hour shift, when your stomach starts growling and the first thing you grab are the crackers in the patient pantry. You have one pack, with hopes that you will be okay, but then suddenly you have downed 5 packs and washed it down with a soda. Then you say to yourself, “Well, there goes my ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 10/30/2019
What’s the Buzz about the Ketogenic Diet? 3207

What is it?   This is a diet consisting of larger amount of fats, moderate amount of proteins and extremely low carbohydrate consumption.  Twenty to fifty grams of carbs or less are consumed daily.   (For context, there are 25 grams of carbohydrates in an apple and about 50 grams in a bagel). Reduced carbohydrate intake puts the body in a state of ketosis ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 03/14/2019
One Simple And Healthy Change For A Healthier New Year 3062

By Angela Amico, MPH, Senior Policy Associate for the Center for Science in the Public Interest This time of the year, my friends and family are sharing their New Year’s resolutions. One resolution comes up again and again: to eat better. But in our food environment, eating healthy is like trudging through deep snow—it’s exhausting. Think about where ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Nutrition 01/29/2019

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I've been doing the mini quiches and they are awesome and easy! I haven't frozen any yet but I hear big batches freeze easy too!

Thanks for this. I'm always looking for a quick protein rich option for a quick breakfast.

 

I have tried a cauliflower Mac and cheese recipe that used cauliflower in the cheese sauce to make it creamy. It was really good!
Cherryl ‍ Hi!  We usually run our Hydration Challenge in the summer.  If you want to join our current challenge, Mindful Movement here's the link:   Mindful Movement, powered by Humana - Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (healthynursehealthynation.org)
I like ice, but not really a fan of water. I put lemons or lemonade mixture in my water. It is the only way I can drink a glass of it. I would love to hear more about the 10 day water challenge.