Happy Wednesday. Ahh dang it feels good to be midweek. I like the “half way there” syndrome. Any reason to celebrate the day sounds good, am I right?
You see, since the hubs has stopped training due to his knee injury, he’s had one thing on his mind (okay two). How to heal the knee and how to keep lean while significantly cutting back the volume of his training. Swimming is his only form cardio these days.
So here I am, a wife who is used to feeding this one little man LOTS of good food, to a wife who is still feeding her husband well, yet having to watch his “figure.” Notice I said HIS figure, not mine. In fact, I am trying to regain the weight I lost with the parasite/gallbladder issues. That being said, I have to be a little more careful with food choices since my stomach is still healing. Still healing, but almost healed! woo!
Yes, two opposite goals, but one healthy mindset. Keep us NOURISHED.
For the hubs, I focus on feeding him a good hearty breakfast in the morning after swimming, then a balance of lean protein, good fats, and TONS of vegetables throughout the rest of the day.
hard boiled eggs, adzuki beans/lentils, fish, avocado, chia/flaxseed, almond butter, hummus, salad, turkey, chicken sausage, lean organic meat, goat cheese, lots of green vegetables, salad, sweet potatoes, apples, berries, GF oat bran, etc. (lets not forget his MARMITE)
For me, frequent small meals throughout the day, but more calorically dense. And still focusing on what my stomach can handle.
eggs, salmon, avocado, kefir, goats milk, GF raisin toast with organic butter or nut butter, rice cereal with flaxseed, gluten-free bars, LOVE GROWN granola, cooked or steamed vegetables with grapeseed oil, organic meat/poultry, baked potatoes, bananas, baked apples, smoothies, etc.
We both usually drink a smoothie or protein shake after dinner too. I like to add in banana, which helps me sleep quite nicely.
Any guesses on what’s what in these dishes?
Good Nutrition plays a key role in the hubs’ career, and as the “head chef” and nutrition manager of the house, I try my best to stay on top of all his dietary needs. They are constantly changing based on his training.
In a few weeks, I am sure our eats will look somewhat different. The hubs will hopefully be healed and back to regular training at a higher volume (therefore needing more calories). And I will be exploring and tasting a lot more FUN foods………. in New Zealand.
Have you made any big food changes lately?
Our dietary needs and cravings are constantly changing. This is what’s working well for us both at the moment. And what may work well for us, may not work well for someone else. Let’s focus on what our OWN body is needing. Right?