Oh boy. There was so much that didn’t get done this weekend. We got news on Saturday around noon that a family member was very ill, so we dropped everything to go be with my in-laws. That’s what family does, right? I am so so thankful to have the in-laws that I have. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. There’s still a lot of unknown, but we’re hopeful.
We got back home around 5 o’clock Sunday and I immediately went to the grocery store. I needed to go last weekend. We skidded by all week because I had intentions of doing a big meal prep this weekend. Life has other plans, sometimes. But I did get one thing done that I’m really proud of…
So, my husband is one of those people that you just want to hit. He’s naturally thin, and because he is marathon training, he’s super thin. He’s running 36-40 miles a week right now, which means his appetite is through-the-roof-ridiculous.
When he ran marathons years ago, he’d satiate his hunger by picking up a large Little Ceasar’s Hot N Ready and he’d eat the whole thing. This time around, he hasn’t done that (probably because of the looks I give him when he mentions it) and I cannot keep him full!
I thought I could do it by giving him larger portions at meal time, but he metabolizes food like lightning. He started eating canned chili or frozen burritos between meals and after his runs, but I started to feel guilty about pumping him full of crap. So this weekend I decided to make him his own little snack-packs full of healthy food!
I started by surveying things that I knew he would eat. Once I narrowed that down, I started thinking of finger foods that I could fit into one small container. And lastly, I wanted to give him enough food to placate his hunger, add extra calories, and still work as a cohesive mini-meal. And then, the snack-pack was born.
Here’s what’s in this week’s snack-packs:
~6 Whole Wheat Crackers (because running = a need for CARBSSSSS)
3 to 4 thin slices (~2 ounces) of summer sausage (for protein and calories)
1 package of single serving co-jack cheese (4 g of protein per serving)
1/2 cup of red grapes (for instant energy)
How do you feed a starving runner or just a starving husband?