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To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Carnation Instant Breakfast

I have been buying the cheap version of Ensure for years for mom and when I am out I have been giving her what ever I have in the cabinet. Instant breakfast, Ovaltine ,Slimfast. Of course she does not need to lose weight the slimfast was just to get her to drink something while I was out of Ensure. Anyway at Sam's Wholesale Club you can get 22 Carnation Instant Breakfast packets for less then $8 and the store brand Ensure is 24 bottles for $20 . I checked the nutrition amounts on the labels and it is almost the same. So no more store brand Ensure for me it is Carnation Instant Breakfast from now on. And if I say so myself the Carnation taste a whole lot better than the Ensure store brand of not. There is a few more things in the Ensure but it is small amounts that I don't think it will make that much differance. The Carnation has fiber and the Cheap Ensure has now. So hopefully it will even out.
Before taking your loved one off Ensure ask you Doc. what he thinks. Moms nurse said it was Ok.
Happy Fourth of July!!!!


  1. Taking good care of your mom and saving money to boot! You're quite amazing. So nice to read you. I hope you also have a good 4th!

  2. My high school days & college ones were started with Instant Breakfast. I really hate cold (soggy) cereal & not a big egg eater. That is until someone served me an omelet. Who knew that cheese & onions, bacon or ham could make eggs so much better!

    Hang in there. You are in my prayers everyday.

  3. doesn't hospice supply that??? huh maybe we just have a differant one here.... Hope she likes it enough to drink MORE!!!! hope your keeping nice and cool.

  4. Karen,

    You've been on my mind and in my prayers. My mother just celebrated her birthday on Saturday. She gets tired easily but is still able to get around and knows who we are. Glad you found a nutritional and affordable food supplement for your mom.

    Your Friend,

  5. Thinking of you and hoping you have a good 4th of July!

  6. Karen, I would have never thought of a breakfast drink replacing Ensure but you figured it out and it works. You do what you gotta do when you are a caregiver.

    Have a wonderful 4th. It will be a very quiet one for me.

  7. Those drinks are a god send for the elderly

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  9. Thanks everyone . I had a nice 4th. Hope you all did too. And staying inside forsure to stay cool.

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  11. I know hospitals have done this for years. I hope you are having a wonderful summer.


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