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Posts: 170 1/21/09 4:59 P
Hi My name is Amanda and I am new to this group. This is my first challenge. But one on fruits and vegtables should be easy for me.
Fruits and veggies!
Mon: 6 cups mixed salad (I guess that is 6 points for 6 cups), 1 cup fresh spinich mixed in (1 pt), 8 stalks of celery w/pb for snack (what is that 4 points), 1 banana in my cereal(1 pt), lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle on burger (2 pts) 16 oz of diet v8 splash(4 pts) Total for Monday= 18 points
Tues: 4 cups mixed salad with 1 cup fresh spinich (5 pts.), lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle on burger (2 pts) corn (1 pt), Jambalya (made with mushroom, broccoli, onion, peppers, celery, corn)(2pts) 16 oz of diet v8 splash(4 pts) Total for Tuesday= 14 points
Wed:2 cups salad (2 pts), Jambalya (2 pts), 4 whole peppers(4 pts), 1 cucumber(1 pt) 16 oz of diet v8 splash(4 pts) Total for Wednesday so far= 13 points but only 1 pm here.
Thurs: banana in my cereal(1 pt), stir fry veggies(2 pts), salad(2 points).
Edited by: ANGEL4NATURE at: 1/22/2009 (21:35)
current weight: 299.6
Posts: 355 1/21/09 3:04 P
Fruits and Veggies challenge
Mon- 7pts Prunes = 3 servings (hey, I'm addicted! NOT for THAT reason! lol) Asparagus = 2 servings Applesauce = 1 serving Celery = 1 serving
Tips/Ideas: - Fruit tastes AMAZING on pizza (made with whole wheat crust, of course!) Pineapple is my favorite, with some turkey pepperoni and lowfat cheese, low sodium/low carb sauce. (and the sauce would be a veggie!) Load other veggies on the pizza also! (Special tip if you have kids...you can load up a pizza with veggetables by dicing them very small, so they are almost not recognizable as their normal forms, and telling them it's "special seasoning"...works for friends' kids all the time! Also, can use the "special seasoning" with low-fat cream cheese to make a GREAT dip for other veggies or put over cream cheese on a low carb pizza crust and sprinkle with low-fat shredded cheddar to make a veggie pizza)
- Veggie Stuffed Pepper - Take a Bell Pepper (Any color...I prefer Red) and core. Cut up tomatoes, broccolli, cauliflower, carrots, or veggies of choice. Add seasoning of choice, like Mrs. Dash. Add low fat cheese, in chuncks or shredded (I sometimes use low fat string cheese because it's easy to just break into chuncks). Fill Pepper with veggies and cheese. (or set aside some cheese to sprinkle on top.) Place filled Pepper in pan or on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-15 MINS. If you don't want to bake it...it's fantastic to just cut up and eat as is, as well...with maybe some low fat salad dressing.
- In freezer safe bowl...mash a very ripe (overripe even!) banana (or microwave an apple, pear, etc to soft then mash. Add berries if desired. Add a dash of vanilla extract. Freeze. Eat at desired consistancy. DELICIOUS! Makes you feel like you are eating ice cream or frozen yogurt without any guilt AND it gets some fruit in your diet! You can play around with flavorings also...making sure to use sugar free types...cinnamon works with the apple for kind of a frozen apple pie ice cream...yummy!
This was a fun challenge!
Edited by: SWEETMELISSAKAE at: 1/25/2009 (20:59)
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Fitness Minutes: (34,746) Posts: 237 1/21/09 11:55 A
Mon- 1 apple, 1/2 c sugar free strawberry apple sauce, 1 c mix of peppers, onions, mushrooms, cucumber, carrot on my salad (1.5 c romaine lettuce) for lunch, 1.25 c mix of peppers, eggplant, onion, scallions, corn and habanero) on barley, 1 c carrots to snack on all day = 10.5 points
Tue- 1/2c diced peppers and onions in my eggs, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 medium apple, 1/2c sugar free strawberry apple sauce, 1/2 c mix of peppers, onions, mushroom, eggplant, scallions, corn and habanero on barley, 1/2 c lettuce, 1/2c mix of onion, tomato and pickles on hoagie, 1 c carrots to munch on all day, 1/2 c dried chinese apple rings = 10 points
Wed- 1 medium apple, mix of 3/4c peppers, mushroom and habanero in eggs, 1/2c mix of onion, tomato and pickles on hoagie, 1/2c lettuce, 1/2c dried chinese apple rings, 1/2c mixed berry sugar free apple sauce, 1/4 c strawberries in yogurt, 1/2c mix of eggplant, mushroom, pepper, bean sprouts, corn, onion and scallion, 1c carrots, 1 grapefruit = 9 points
Thur- 1/2c mix eggplant, pepper, onion, bean sprouts, corn, mushroom, 1 apple, 1/2c strawberry sugar free apple sauce, 1/2 c dried chinese apple rings, 1/2c peppers, habanero mix = 5 points
Fri- 1/2c dried apple rings, 1 apple, 1/2c strawberry sugar free apple sauce, 1/2c craisins, 1 c spinach, 1/2 cup mushrooms, peppers, onions = 7 points
Edited by: IHEARTMYCORGIS at: 1/23/2009 (22:47)
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Posts: 58 1/20/09 3:05 P
Mon- apple, banana, salad and broccoli- 4 pts Tues- grapes, carrots- 2 pts Wed- bad day :( Thurs- apple, banana, salad, corn- 4 pts Fri- 1/2 grapfruit, strawberries, grapes, 2 servings carrots, salad- 6 pts Sat- grapefruit, dried fruit Sun
Edited by: CELIZABETHL at: 1/24/2009 (12:28)
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Posts: 114 1/20/09 3:03 P
Fruits and Veggies TOTAL 53 Monday = 7pts 17 Grapes 6 baby carrots 1/2 corn 1 apple 1/2 OJ 1 med Banana 3 cups lettuce (made into salad)
Tuesday = 9 pts 3 cups lettuce (made into salad) 1/2 corn 1 cup mixed veggies (green pepper, mushrooms, and cucumber) 1 Banana (I spread 2 Tbsp of peanut butter on it, drizzle 2 tsp of honey and roll it in corn flakes for a treat) 1 Apple 17 Grapes 1/2 OJ
Wed = 7pts 17 Grapes 6 baby carrots 1/2 corn 1 apple 1/2 OJ 1 med Banana 3 cups lettuce (made into salad)
Thur = 8pts 3 cups lettuce (made into salad) 1/2 corn 1 cup mixed veggies (green pepper, mushrooms, and cucumber) 1 Banana 1 Apple 17 Grapes 1/2 OJ
Fri = 7pts 17 Grapes 6 baby carrots 1/2 corn 1 apple 1/2 OJ 1 med Banana 3 cups lettuce (made into salad)
Sat = 7pts 17 Grapes 6 baby carrots 1/2 corn 1 apple 1/2 OJ 1 med Banana 3 cups lettuce (made into salad)
Sun = 8 pts 3 cups lettuce (made into salad) 1/2 corn 1 cup mixed veggies (green pepper, mushrooms, and cucumber) 1 Banana 1 Apple 17 Grapes 1/2 OJ
Edited by: SAIDIEANN29 at: 1/26/2009 (11:52)
Posts: 1 1/19/09 9:22 P
Mon-bannana Strawberry smoothie (1 cup)
Posts: 348 1/19/09 5:59 P
Fruits and Veggies
Mon Bok Choy/cucumber on sandwich = 1 serve (half each), Zucchini and mushroom casserole = 2 serves, Peach = 1 serve, egg white omelette with 2 whole tomatoes and chopped bell pepper = 2 serves. Bok Choy/tomato/cucumber/cherry/basil salad for dinner = 2 serves (1 fruit, 1 veg) Total: 6 serves vegetables, 2 servings fruit.
Wed: Bok Choy/mushroom in omelette = 1 serve, pear = 1 serve, bok choy and tomato on sandwich = 1 serve, carrots/onion/cabbage/mushroom = 2 serves. Total: 4 serves veg, 1 serve fruit.
Thur: Steamed asparagus/cabbage/carrots for lunch = 3 serves, large salad with dinner = 1 serve, tomatoes/bok choy in omelette = 1 serve. Pear = 1 serve. Total: 5 serves veg, 1 serve fruit.
Fri Corn/peas for lunch = 2 serves, huge salad for dinner = 3 serves. Apple = 1 serve. Total: 5 serves veg, 1 serve fruit.
Sat Grilled tomatoes/mushrooms for breakfast = 2 serves. Grilled tomatoes and mushrooms for lunch (from somemwhere else! = 2 serves. Corn/peas for dinner = 2 serves. Peach for dessert = 1 serve. Total: 6 serves veg, 1 fruit.
Sun - Zucchini/mushroom casserole for breakfast = 1 serve, veggies on sandwich and salad with lunch = 2 serves, nectarine for snack = 1 serve. Huge salad with lunch, 2 serves. Roasted pumpkin for snack = 1 serve. Total: 6 servings veg, 1 fruit.
Weekly totals: 37 servings of vegetables and 9 servings of fruit. = 46 total fruit/veg servings.
Idea to share
Mon: Have some extra veggies in the fridge and don't know what to do with them? Salads don't have to be lettuce based, you know. Experiment and come up with some fascinating and healthy new salad to bulk out your meals and to add extra iron and fibre to your diet.
Tue: If you have some sort of desert, make it healthier by reducing the amount of ice cream, cake...pie, whatever to half or less than half and replacing the missing portion with fresh fruit.
Thur: Fruit probably goes better in a savory salad than you might think. Try some pitted and chopped cherries or some mandarin slices. Pear also goes really well and they add a slightly tangy flavour to an otherwise dull salad. Fri Sat Sun
Edited by: SANDRAFOWLER at: 1/24/2009 (22:54)
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Posts: 52 1/19/09 5:37 P
Fruits and veggies!
Mon: 1 serving of strawberries and blueberries- In a cup with yogurt( low fat)
Fitness Minutes: (37,560) Posts: 5,201 1/19/09 11:56 A
This week keeping on the theme of basics we are gonna all try and get our fruits and veggies!! Fruits and veggies are not only FULL of vitamins and minerals but help sustain satisfaction, and are relativly low caloire while being high in flavor!
This week for every serving on fruit or veggies you have, and share with us you will recive 1 pt. Also for a bonus everyday you can post one unique way to get fruits/veggies into your diet. Yes eating an apple on the run or opening a can of corn is great but share with others a great way to incoporate them. for example mixing spinach in with your poatatos or having a banana with peanut butter on crackers. Everyone can use new fruit veggie ideas so share away!
Also you can edit your original post so that all your numbers are in one place if you would like. BEst of luck!!
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