Monday, February 04, 2013
I'm always looking for a way to make good nutrition easier for my husband. I really doubt he'd ever really try to lose the weight, so I like to find new ways to make his life easier for tossing together lunches and breakfasts.
Yesterday I went through all the veggies I had in my drawer and took the ones that are easy to eat and put them in snack size bags.
I'm going to have to do this weekly so he has the ability to just grab something good instead of having to think about what to make for lunch. I know he's feeling bad about his weight, he shaved off his goatee and found a second chin there this weekend. I just have to make it easier for him to make the right decisions for his meals.
For my next trick, I'll be having hot meals ready for him for breakfast. Since I don't get up when he does, I'll be working on slow cooker items. I found some good oatmeal recipes on Spark Recipes. The basic is 1 steel cut oats + 4 water + add ins and cook for 8 hours on low. I'm glad I have a Crock Pot that is timed so that it'll go to warm and not burn it by the time I get up.
I know I'm not the only wife to take my husband's meals into their own hands. I'm kinda lazy as I don't get up really early to make sure that my husband gets out the door early enough or with a good meal, but as long as I try to give him the best choices possible, then I feel I'm doing well.
Part of his weight gain was the fact I fed him so "well" and now I have to attempt to make sure he's really eating well and healthy. I can only do so much as I am not in control of his actions and have absolutely no control over his choices when he goes out shopping or stops at a fast food place for lunches occasionally, but I can do the best that I can with the abilities that I have for him.
I'm hoping that the weather will start cooperating for us next and we'll start having sunlight after dinner so I can get everyone out after dinner again for walks soon!