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Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN 5
May 13th begins the 5 for 10 Fruit & Veggie Challenge !  We can't wait to see your recipes, food prep, and amazing salads!  Share your best tips and recipes in this discussion and don't forget to sign up for the challenge here .  

For ...
Samer 34120 Samer May '19
Daily evening dish is a mixed fruit salad, shared with my family. and dinner only Avocado juice
ABailey 31498 ABailey May '19
I eat mix fresh fruit bowl for breakfast, Calliope, honey dew, pineapple, grapes, banana, apple. Lunch or dinner I ...
I'm an herbivore, so getting enough fruits & veggies in shouldn't be an issue. 

I really recommend packing your ...
Jeanj001 48283
As nurses we know that our immune system is imperative to good health. Although we try to eat all our vegetables and fruits according to serving requirements. However, we fail at best. I have started taking Juice Plus a product that has ...
Jeanj001 ‍ I will have to check that out.  I used to take Juice Plus and maybe should think about it again.  I have been ...
rnscholar 28595
With all of the different types of diets and ways of eating out there (Paleo, plant-based, keto, starch) I am wondering what works for you?  What helps you stay healthy?
rnscholar Feb '20
We went WFPB also. My downfall is nuts and I can't have pnut butter in the house. I need to limit my snacking too and ...
I’d love to hear more insights on your journey with intermittent fasting. I’ve been working on a 6-8 eating period ...
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Mar '20
Terri M ‍ that's awesome!  A whole-foods plant-based diet is hands down the most healthy.  I'm glad it is working so ...
ChristiM 41790
The April Hydration Challenge  is coming up! How do you currently feel like you are doing with getting enough water everyday? Don't forget to sign up for the challenge!
ChristiM Apr '20
if it is black tea then it is not exactly hydration because caffeine is a diuretic....just saying....I have to ...
so far so good.  Once I get my 2 to 3 cups of coffee I switch to water or herbal/decaf tea.  I was never a good water ...
amychisom 47329 amychisom Apr '20
I drink water all the time, so it should be easy for me. I'm not so sure about the the other challenges though. lol
ChristiM 41790
I usually am pretty good about drinking enough water throughout the day, but lately I am realizing that I am really slacking. How much water do you drink a day and how do you get it done? I need some new ideas!
ChristiM Jan '20
The mint sounds good. I am going to try adding that to my water.
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Mar '20
Hah! So I have been keeping up with the lemon water ( @ Nurse J ‍ I need to remember to grab some limes to try!) I have also ...
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Feb '20
After reading this thread last night, I was inspired.  This morning before my morning cup of coffee I drank a cup of ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) 6130
As we get ready for our March Healthy Toolbox Recipe challenge, powered by support from Compass One Health, we are curious what are your tips and tricks to make recipe's healthier? What do you like to substitute? What has worked and what ...
Nursejbomb 46312 Nursejbomb Mar '20
That’s exactly how my parents made sure I ate veggies. Once in college, I decided I needed to like vigors so I kept ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Mar '20
TriciaNicks ‍ I just got some bananas to put in the freezer so I'm excited to give it a try! I also tried the 2G Yogurt ...
Yes Yes Yes on frozen fruit as dessert! If you have a juicer, put the frozen everything through it and the sorbet will ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) 6130
We know fast food is bad for us, and all the reasons why, but we all do it. Sometimes you get it because it's there... and fast and easy and sometimes you just crave it. The problem is when you're having it more than you would like to. How many ...
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Mar '20
emcrna ‍ I totally agree and sympathize.  My husband gets fast food much more than I would like.  Where we live there ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Mar '20
My family really likes the Chikfila breakfast, so we do get it a few times a month. Otherwise we do well not to eat ...
Rarely eat unhealthy fast food, usually on a road trip!  I do love that many "quick" restaurants have fresh, real ...
Nurse J 44946
I made a starter of "Friendship Bread." The challenge for me is that it takes 10 days before I can complete the recipe and bake the bread. Today is the day I can bake it. This has required lots of self-discipline, but I know the end result ...
Nurse J Feb '20
Nurse J 44946 Nurse J Feb '20
You're welcome! Have fun with the recipe-soooooo good. There's no impulsive eating with this one!
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Feb '20
Thank you Nurse J ‍! And great work with unplugging!! 
Nurse J 44946 Nurse J Feb '20
Sorry for the delay in getting the recipe out...I was so unplugged and successful in my Screen Time Detox that I am ...
CathyO 43436
I am currently working to include the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetable daily into my diet.  This is harder than I thought!
CathyO Oct '19
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Feb '20
I have been trying to pre-portion snacks of fruit and veggies in the beginning of the week so healthy snacking ...
rnscholar 28595 rnscholar Feb '20
I make a big salad every night before work so I can get in a lot of veggies.  I also take several pieces of fruit for ...
Nurse J 44946 Nurse J Feb '20
Getting in all the fruits & veggies. I know it is the best, Filling...there are some days I drink them in a smoothie ...
ChristiM 41790
Does anyone meal prep? I have been considering it a lot lately but don't really know where to start. Or at the least planning all my meals for the week so I'm not scrambling to get something together for my family by the end of the week. What ...
ChristiM Jan '20
I started using the Anna Thomas "Love Soup" book  ...
ChristiM 41790 ChristiM Jan '20
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN ‍  thank you for links! Making breakfast casseroles and reheating is such a good idea! I ...
Love this topic & it's something I have started trying to do this year.
I too tried Hello Fresh & loved the fact that I ...

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