Yesterday, I gave you a glimpse into my daily eating habits. Clean eating is not just for the ladies, though, so I thought I’d outline what my husband eats. He needs more calories because he is taller and he runs 5 to 6 miles a day. I work out, but my caloric burn isn’t quite as intense because I’m not a runner. But, we’ll save the fitness talk for tomorrow. Today, it’s all about the eating. You will see some processed food in his regimen, but those products have minimal ingredients and little to no preservatives. Strict clean eaters will avoid all processed food, but many choose to indulge in some as long as the ingredient list is pure.
The Wellness Husband’s (Almost) Clean Eating Meal Plan
- One Nature’s Path Organic Blueberry Cinnamon Flax Oatmeal packet with tsp of ground flax seed (for added fiber)
- One apple
- Two Nature’s Valley Breakfast Biscuits. These are not clean, but not the worst things I’ve seen, either.
- Organic coffee with coconut oil (adds sweetness and creaminess at the same time). Coffee is not bad for you if you buy organic and don’t add all the extra “stuff” to it.
- Protein shake. Right now he is using vanilla Garden of Life Raw Organic.
- Sandwich with whole wheat bread, fresh ground peanut butter (we get ours from The Fresh Market), and a jelly or jam that is sweetened with juice.
- 1 1/2 cups air popped popcorn
- Approx. 5 oz. plain Greek yogurt sweetened to taste with honey, maple syrup, or jelly. I mix my plain Greek yogurt with frozen or fresh berries. When frozen berries thaw, they leave a nice juice that mixes in well with the yogurt. I don’t recommend buying the fruit-flavored Greek yogurt cups because they are full of sugar and additives. If you must, though, I recommend Alpina. They have the least amount of sugar and a better ingredient list than most.
- 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Bran Flakes (clean ingredient list, but does have added vitamins and minerals) or 2 squares of Mi-Del Graham Crackers (cleaner than your average graham cracker, but does have soybean oil and soy lecithin)
- He eats what I eat, just in larger portions!
- Follow me on Pinterest to get some great healthy dinner ideas.
- Unsulfered dried apricots or non-sorbate dried prunes for a sweet treat. We get these at Trader Joe’s also. Choose dried fruit that is unsweetened or sweetened with juice – fruit is sweet enough on its own!
- Psyllium husk drink to add fiber and curb overeating. The brand he uses will not allow me to mention it on the blog, but if you’re curious, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My husband does not eat an afternoon snack because he eats before and after his run which I will address in tomorrow’s post. You didn’t think I was going to leave out exercise, did you? It’s not so bad, you’ll see.
- The Wellness Wife’s Clean Eating Menu
- 4 Free Ways to Exercise