SparkPeople Fruits, Grains and Veggies Oh My! Team Messageboard Welcome, this team is designed to educate people on eating healthy fruits, grains and veggies! SparkPeople Fruits, Grains and Veggies Oh My! Team Messageboard Give your team a hug! Give your team a hug! <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:51:08 EST Pomegranate How does one consume one? Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:29:58 EST WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TODAY? WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TODAY SPARK TEAM MEMBERS? Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:42:43 EST New here today <em>524</em> I just came across this and decided to join this morning. Thanks Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:05:11 EST Suggestions for adding protein to my diet Hello, <BR> I'm looking for suggestions on how to get more protein into my diet. Does any use protein powders? Can you recommend a brand or specific key ingredient I should either avoid or make sure the powder has it. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your help. <BR> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:05:09 EST The plastic straw in drink cups - How to clean? Hello, <BR> I am looking for some suggestions on how to clean the hard plastic straw that is a part of some drink cups. I use mine for smoothies sometimes not just water. Thanks I appreciate your advice. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:29:49 EST Creative ideas for fruits/veggies in Winter? Hello, <BR> I live on the East Coast, in New Jersey. I am desperately trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and I am finding it to be a challenge to come up with creative, easy, not to expensive things to eat. While I love the fact that most grocery stores have a wide selection I would also like to try and stay with the items that are in season, to reduce my food bill. I would love to hear how other people are battling the winter food boredom. Thanks so much. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:18:40 EST Juicing Question Hello, how would you track a homemade juice on the nutrition tracker? It contained 4 small tangerines, 2 Macintosh apples and 2 carrots. Since it is only the juice from these fruits & vegetables I am unsure about how to track them. I figured the details might be different from eating whole fruits/vegetables. Any ideas? I appreciate your advice. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:34:04 EST Hi Hello, <BR> <BR> I am Vickie, new to the team, so stopping by to say hello ! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:29:42 EST What veggie or fruit have you not eaten? What fruit or veggie have you not eaten? Sun, 2 Jun 2013 17:48:37 EST Name a grain Name a grain Mon, 27 May 2013 09:49:45 EST Name a veggie or fruit. Name a veggie or fruit. Wed, 8 May 2013 20:00:17 EST Emotion...Post Any Fruit or Veggie! Post a veggie or fruit! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:04:53 EST Did you track your food today? Did you track your food today? Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:02:58 EST Back to stay Back for round 5 or 6... <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Vicki. I'm 56 years old and I have 65 lbs to reach a weight where I can get off of blood pressure pills, and hopefully have more energy. <BR> I've joined a gym with my hubby and hopefully this will be our year to get healthier. <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:07:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 11 Nov 2012 17:25:41 EST What have you eaten today that's green? I was tracking my food for today and realised that nothing on there was green and leafy. Good news is that I was doing this early-ish in the morning ahead of the actual eating so I was able to swap a few things around. It's reminded me of just how useful tracking is - every day needs something green! Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:08:06 EST Hi Hi, i have joined this team because I am trying to learn to eat cleaner now and I would love to get and share ideas of how to get more fruit, vegs and wholegrains into my life :) Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:23:33 EST Rejoined for last time This is probably the 4th or 5th time I've joined this team, and this time I'll try to stay. <BR> For many, many years I've tried to lose weight the way I always have in the past ( that worked), but this time it hasn't worked the way I wanted it to. And scale watching just made me unhappy as I watched the numbers go up and up. So I've decided to no longer depend on a scale. I tried this before but ended up getting back on it. But this time I won't be using the scale anymore. I intend to only ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:02:08 EST How do you handle negativity? Did something negative happen to you today if so how did you handle it? Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:08:30 EST 3 Positives Name three positive things that happened to you today. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:06:40 EST Produce box questions I just got my CSA box yesterday, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with some of it. <BR> <BR> There are a LOT of plums, so I thought I'd cook them. But I've never been clear on the difference between a compote and just cooked fruit. I thought to stew them with brown sugar and cinnamon. (One of the funniest lines I ever heard on Food Network came from a contestant on 24 Hour Restaurant Battle: "Dessert is house-made vanilla bean ice cream with a lovely plum compost." Lucky for him the ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:29:32 EST Team Picture I am thinking of changing the team picture. any suggestions? Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:49:56 EST What is your motivation today? At times exercises are tough to do. Motivation is one of the keys to accomplish that goal. So let me ask you what is your motivation to exercise today? Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:33:58 EST May 2012 Strength Training minutes How many Strength Training minutes will you pledge for May? <BR> <BR> If you're new to this challenge then decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 5/1... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:01:35 EST Songs and Artist A-Z Let's see how long we can keep this going I'll start! <BR> <BR> Angel by Aerosmith <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:15:15 EST What's in YOUR fridge? <link><BR>side-the-refrigerator-w_n_1385888.html<BR>?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7C<BR>dl12%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D147680 </link> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:21:51 EST Five food myths busted <link><BR>/food-myths-busted </link> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:46:59 EST Rainbow Challenge This month, our challenge will be to track the colors of our fruits and veggies. So let's see how many colors we can eat in one day everyday! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:58:34 EST What have you done today to make yourself proud? exercised <BR> <BR> I ate in instead of ordering lunch <BR> <BR> I chose a bottle of water to drink instead of a cup of kool-aid. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:51:38 EST Move and Actor game I will name a movie one of you names a actor or actress in that movie. The next person names a movie that he or she plays in and so on. <BR> <BR> Ready let's start.... <BR> <BR> 30 First Dates Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:17:48 EST What is /are your goal or goals this week? Mine is to exercise at least 5 days this week Tue, 7 Feb 2012 22:36:13 EST I also need to leave I feel the same way as Susie because of my health problems I cannot give my all to this team, sorry. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 05:07:00 EST Need to leave ! I have had to make a really hard decision... <BR> I have been putting it off for a while now and now I hope you will understand . <BR> I am finding it very hard to be able to give you the best that I can, and that is not fair on any of you . <BR> My situation at home is taking up a lot of my time, and I need to leave you .. <BR> I have loved being part of your team and your lives .. <BR> I wish you all the very best in your quest to be the best you can be. <BR> Thank you all... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 23:42:10 EST February 2012-Cardio challenge February is National Heart month. Exercise--especially Cardio exercise--is beneficial to keeping your heart healthy. Experts recommend doing cardio workout 3-5 times a week for 10-20 minutes. How many Cardio minutes will you do this month? Post how many minutes you plan to do this month, and then come back each week and record how you are doing. The person with the highest cardio minutes at the end of this month will get a Goodie! <BR> <BR> I have put Sparkpeople's Over 110 Cardio Workout I... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:59:02 EST Cardio Idea's <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1596 </link> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:24:09 EST New Food - Personal Challenge I'm a new member here, and one of my goals this year is to try a new food every week that I've never eaten before in my life. It's a late starting goal, but I'm on my way with it. This week, I chose asparagus and I'm excited to try it (I'm going to cook it for the first time tonight and see how much I like it). But since there are so many foods out there that I haven't tried, I'm completely lost at what to try next (the HEB has so many options, not to mention there's a fruit stand about 15 mi... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:54:07 EST New Member Hello everyone. I heard about this team from Carrie (TheExerciser) in a reply to my first blog entry here on SparkPeople and thought I would join and check it out. I'm a 23-year-old college student studying Information Systems. Even though I'm a college student, I've actually shunned eating at the cafeteria and have been cooking my own meals since last semester (which turns out is cheaper, less stressful, better tasting, and a bunch of other wonderful things). One of my goals this year, and a... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:43:04 EST New Year New Exercise challenge!!!!! This month's challenge is to do an exercise that you have never done before and come back here and tell us what you did. If it is a strength training exercise try to do 10 reps minimum and if it is a cardio exercise try to do 10 minutes minimum. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 12:14:52 EST How many servings of Vegetables have you had? The daily recommendation is 3-5 servings. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:26:57 EST How many servings of Grains have you had? The daily recommendation of grains is 6-11. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:25:07 EST How many servings of fruits have you had? The daily recommendation of fruit is 2-4 servings Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:23:04 EST Vegetables recipes for any day or the holiday Share your recipes that are made with vegetables they can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:05:45 EST Raw Food recipes for any day or for the holiday Share your recipes that are made with raw foods they can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:03:33 EST Grain recipes for any day or holidays Share your recipes that are made with grain they can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:01:38 EST Fruit Recipes for any day and holiday Share your recipes that are made with fruit they can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:59:32 EST State a Success Get a Goodie! It is just as important to celebrate and talk about our smaller successes as it is to talk about our bigger successes. This is a place where we can come in and share our winning moments. Plus, for every success you post you will get a Goodie! Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:42:54 EST 8 Cups of Water a day keeps the thrist away! How many cups of water have you had today? <BR> <BR> Clink the link below and the article Water 101 explains why it is important to drink your water. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles_list.asp?iSel=11 </link> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:34:45 EST What would you like to see on this team? I want to make this team as helpful to all of you as possible. Please let me know what you would like to see on this team. Some of my idea's are portion control forums, Did you eat your fruits, grains and veggies?, and challenges. <BR> <BR> Carrie Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:39:36 EST New here This team appealed to me because I'm setting out to change the lifestyle in my household. We've been much better at eating healthy foods and keeping track. <BR> <BR> I'm 53, work full-time, am the Mother of three grown children, Grandmother to two beautiful grandsons. I live with my dear husband and my middle daughter (she's 29). We're all over weight and have been tracking and exercising for about 60 days. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:10:13 EST Celebrating Special day's If you would like to share When is your birthday/Spark anniversary? Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:18:42 EST Helpful Healthy Links Here are some links that may help you when choosing healthy foods. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=161 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=605 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:33:56 EST Grains A-Z Amaranth Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:19:04 EST Vegetables A-Z Asparagus Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:17:49 EST Hello! Hi everyone. My name is Erin. I'm 45 and I live in SW Ohio, although I lived in Michigan the first 40 years of my life. I've been on Spark since this summer and have lost 12 pounds since I joined, although I was able to lose 20 pounds before joining by following the Eat Right America plan. I've continued to stick mostly to that program, and I am sure this group will help with that! Wed, 7 Dec 2011 16:39:02 EST Hi Hello everyone. I am a avid supporter of all things raw .. <BR> I eat mostly salads and grains .. I find that they go through our system so much more easily and are so nutritious. Well done Carrie for starting this team my friend .. Hugs Susie Wed, 7 Dec 2011 13:49:57 EST Fruits A-Z The idea of the game is to list a fruit starting with the letter A and then the next person will list a fruit starting with the letter B and so on: <BR> <BR> I will start:Apple Tue, 6 Dec 2011 18:08:43 EST Let's Chat! I am really excited that I started this team! How are you? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 16:43:26 EST