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Week 1 Healthy Eating Contest 2020: Gut Check

GUT CHECK: Eat probiotic-rich foods three days this week June 1-7, 2020.

 

A majority of the body's immune system is located in the gut. Deficiencies in good bacteria can inhibit the immune system from working at its best. The fix? Include probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kombucha, pickles and olives in your diet three days per week.

 

Share your experience and a photo here for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

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So did I miss something? Who won? thanks

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I'm having 1 pound of assorted berries with 1 cup of yogurt and 3 tablespoons of chia for lunch 5 days a week since March 15 and 16 ounces of ginger lemon kombucha every day. 

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Mixed some greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, pineapple, crushed walnuts, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Very satisfying lunch. 

Also added olives to my salad and soaked cucumbers in vinegar with red onion.

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I lost 40lbs. Eating green and plain yogurt.

 

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Frozen fruit Greek Yogurt.!!!!!!!!!!   

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Greek yogurt with local honey for my morning snack and homemade pickles with my lunch later.  AARP.jpg

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eating  3  meals  a  day  is even more  important  today  than  everBob picture.jpeg

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On July 3, had yogurt with walnuts and raisins and a swirl of honey.  One of my favorite breakfasts!

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Gut check,  homemade yogurt and it worked!  Now I get to make no knead bread with all the whey. Can't wait to eat them together.

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Where can I mail a photo to enter?

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@Olif   A link to the official rules are included below.  You must post the photo to the current Week 4 (link: https://community.aarp.org/t5/AARP-Rewards-Connect/Week-4-Healthy-Eating-Contest-Scrap-This-For-That...) to enter.

 

Prize Contest: To enter the Contest, log in to your AARP account and visit AARP Rewards forum (https://community.aarp.org/t5/AARP-Rewards-Connect/Step-Up-to-the-Plate-Weekly-Healthy-Eating-Contes... between June 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and all entries must be received no later than June 30, 2020 at 12 PM ET.  Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones. Only one (1) entry per individual per week. To enter the contest, participants post a response to the post and additionally they must upload a photo to their contest post. 

 

Official Contest Rules:  https://community.aarp.org/t5/AARP-Rewards-Connect/AARP-Rewards-Healthy-Eating-Contest-Rules-June-20...

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Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast

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Fermented foods offer good-gut probiotic bacteria, the same healthy Lactobacillus bacteria already in your gastrointestinal tract which contributes to digestive & immune health. For a fast Kimchi, I mix sauerkraut with Kimchi to kick-it-up a notch. Use kimchi in stir-fries, on burgers, as a side dish, or in your favorite Korean dishes. Excellent on brown rice  with stir fry veggies!  This pro health probiotic , long-lasting, ingredient, that literally gets better with age, can be easily homemade with many tutorials online. 

  • Probiotics in Kimchi detox the body
  • Counteract inflammation and control the growth of disease-causing bacteria
  • Produce vitamins, amino acids (protein precursors), absorb minerals and eliminate free radical toxins
  • Control asthma and reduce risk of allergies
  • Benefits your mood and mental health!

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We have with lunch every day a slice of a pickle!  I have 2.5 oz turkey in a whole wheat, low carb tortilla, some cole slaw with Walden Farms zero calorie (no sugar, no fat), fruit -- like berries or half a sliced apple, and that pickle wedge! 

 

Hope that meets the probiotic for this week!  We've had it every day this past week!

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I start my day with plain greek yogurt with a spoonful of homemade low sugar raspberry freezer jam for breakfast 3-4 times a week.  Yummy and so healthy!  

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My healthy breakfast green juice!!!

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I make Greek yogurt in my Instant Pot twice a week.  I mix the finished yogurt with mangoes, strawberries or blueberries for a tasty extra boost of fruit.   My husband and I eat 6 ounces every single day for lunch.  

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Try a yogurt and cereal mix for breakfast or lunch.  Add fruit and call it a sundae.

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Tuna sandwich on toast and pretzels make a lite lunch choice...

 

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Oatmeal (non-sweetened), fruit (blueberries or raspberries are the favorites) and plain Greek yogurt are my daily breakfast fare. I substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream in recipes, too. Banana bread is a

perfect example!

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Store bought Celery Soup is so salty! So I made my own from a crock pot recipe.                                          Healthy and Delicious!  from cgraben1@yahoo.com20200609_153439.jpg

 

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I have started replacing mayonnaise and sour cream with Greek yogurt. Once in a while I Might add a tablespoon of mayonnaise for flavor

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At lot of people don't care for pro-biotic rich Sauerkraut, but, coming from a German family, it was served quite a bit. I wash it so I can get a lot of the salt off, and cook it with, what else, wurst. Try a Chicago dog, with kraut, onions, pickles, and mustard. You'll love it.kraut.PNG

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I make kimchi (it's not as hard as you would think) from green beans,Green bean kimchiGreen bean kimchi carrots & radishes in my garden

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Every morning I have a smoothie made with Greek yogurt, spinach almond milk and blueberries

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I used Greek yogurt as the dressing for these healthy dinner bowls I made (garbanzo beans, asparagus, oranges, almonds)... Delicious!

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Probiotic happy this week 🙂

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I enjoy Greek yogurt with fruit and walnuts or pecan.

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Eating kimchi!

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