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My grab bag snacks

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!
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    Those grab bag snacks look like the ones that find their way into the movie theater with me.
    1904 days ago
    I make an egg beater casserole with veggies in a 9x13 pan. I bake it and freeze into serving portions for husband to toss into the microwave for breakfast. I defrost in the dish it will reheat in overnight in the refrigerator with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese and 2 precooked turkey sausages. It makes it easy for him and not too many calories.
    He has a garden salad for lunch with chicken and a few vegetables. Dressing on the side. Also very easy to make the night before. I put in a couple of good snacks in case he gets hungry.-- a stick of string cheese, some veggies, or a small piece of fruit.
    We are trying to avoid hunger by eating a small (100 calorie) snack between small meals. Seems to be working for us.
    1904 days ago
    Cudos to both of you. The fact your husband is willing to eat healthier and take what you give him and eat something different not only says alot about you but him as well. I know my husband would leave the oatmeal and pour himself a bowl of cereal or not bother to eat anything at all. He would also purposely leave the veggies at home. Mine will eat veggies if it's in a stew or sloppy Joe. Glad both of you are doing some positive things together.
    1904 days ago
  • INDNANNA1979
    I love the snack and slow cooker idea! I'll have to try that myself emoticon
    1904 days ago
  • DIANN111
    What great ideas! emoticon
    1904 days ago
    thats looks good
    1904 days ago
    You're a great wife and get ideas to help your hubby. I also initially helped my husband choose better options and once he started losing weight he made the decisions on his own, hopefully your husband will get there too. It will be easier for both of you to lose weight when you have the same goals. Good luck!!
    1904 days ago
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