Salmon & Veggies
I work hard at a lot of things, and being a good husband and father is included in that. I don’t normally talk about that here because I figure it might bore some of you. But I want you all to know that it is just as hard for us to eat healthy as it is for some of you.
When I get off work, I go pick up our girls. Since my wife gets off work a little later than I do, we can’t really wait on her to get home and cook dinner. That really isn’t fair. What kind of husband would I be if I sat on the couch until she got home from work, then asked her what we were going to do about dinner? Anyway, I take a small snack and 2 waters for the girls when I pick them up. It keeps them occupied until I get home, get everyone settled, let the dog out, throw on some shorts, and start cooking dinner.
My wife has had some challenges at work the past few days which means she doesn’t need any extra crap when she gets home. Our home is our safe haven. That is how it should be. That is how it always will be. As I was cooking dinner for the girls, I wanted to have something ready for her, too. She has admitted to struggling with eating right and I knew if I didn’t have something ready she would have a hard time selecting something healthy. Not sure how I timed it as well as I did, but I had food for the girls as well as our meals ready around the time she walked in the door. All she had to do was walk in and sit down to a healthy meal with the rest of the family. I mean, what good is having a woman if you aren’t going to take care of her, right?
For us, I had 2 salmon filets (sriracha for me because that’s how I roll) and then sauteed some veggies. Its pretty simple and tastes amazing. Brown chopped onions in some olive oil. Toss in some chopped asparagus, low-sodium soy, and 1 clove of garlic. As they start to cook, toss in some baby bella chopped mushrooms and cook on low. I started the veggies first and then threw the salmon on the Foreman.
As hectic as life can be at times, this was a pretty quick meal to make and was full of flavor. I’ll take a meal like this over anything that could be handed to me via drive-thru window any day.
I am still in shock sometimes that we have been keeping up with this as long as we have. But then again, a lifestyle change is not a 90 day program, it is a permanent adjustment. So here is yesterdays meals/snacks.
- 2 egg whites (Egg Beaters)
- 2 strips of nitrate free turkey bacon
- 1 wheat bagel thin
- 1 banana
- 8 ounces of Almond Milk
- Cliff Bar
- 6 pieces of sushi
- 1 pear
- Chobani yogurt (blueberry)
- Small portion of mixed nuts (unsalted)
- Cluckphrey (vegan) sandwhich, with spicy dijon mustard, red onion, tomato, and cheese
- 1 cup of broccoli
I had never tried the “vegan chicken” patty before, but it was surprisingly great. I cooked it on the stove (microwaving those things sucks) and found it to be very filling.
Here is how today went down…
- Ham & cheese melt (Canadian bacon, egg whites, cheese, grain English muffin)
- Soy milk
- 1 stick of low-fat mozzarella string cheese
- Tofurky wrap with sprouts, spicy Dijon, tomato
- Baby carrots
- Hardboiled eggs with hummus
- Chicken breast with tequila lime seasoning
- Asparagus (I like to use low-sodium soy to season mine)
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes with basil and balsamic vinegar
- Soy milk
This was around 1500 calories, give or take a few. I hit the elliptical while my girls napped today. 3.39 miles in about 47 minutes. Had about 64oz of water throughout the day.