Welcome to 'Nutrition Tuesday'
A dad's journey through nutritious, macro-friendly cooking for his active family.
Hi, I’m Blake, a dad (and husband!) embarking on a brand new culinary journey determined to master the art of cooking macro friendly delicious meals that my family will actually eat and enjoy.
While I love eating, I’m terrible in the kitchen and have always avoided cooking whenever possible. Last year I really started to track my macros and got a real feel for how that all works. The problem though that I’m trying to overcome is that I always end up eating the same boring things like microwaved frozen peas and chicken breast by myself while my family is off enjoying something way more tasty. My quest for this year though is to master the kitchen and cook macro friendly meals that we can all enjoy as a family together so that we can stay healthy and be properly fueled for our busy lives.
No, I’m not an expert, and that’s the point of blogging this journey, so that you can have a beginners perspective as well as comic relief as I will likely mess things up along the way. My plan for this newsletter is to not only share my cooking adventures with you, but share new amazing food items I find, links to recipes I’ve discovered this week, share with you a macro friendly recipe I’m currently obsessed with, all so that you can also improve in the kitchen.
Product of the Week
Our family is currently obsessed with fairlife whole milk which delivers a whopping 13g of protein per serving and is lactose free! Sometimes it does sell out though, so I was super excited when I noticed Darigold has a competitor with 14g of protein called Darigold Fit. It’s also $1 cheaper, but we were not impressed with it as it tasted watered down compared to the fairlife.
We use it on our cereal, or just in a glass to enjoy with a fresh chocolate chip cookie!
Recipe of the Week
My current go-to snack / lunch has been these protein yogurt bowls which have a whopping 50g of protein! They are super quick to make, get me through my work day, and keep me from snacking on less protein filled snacks.
181g Fage 5% Greek Yogurt
59g of Frozen (or fresh!) blueberries
44g of Vanilla Protein Powder (Vanilla Milkshake Phormula-1)
15g of Honey
30g of Granola (I usually skip granola though and just use 12g of flaxseed meal)
All you need to do is add all of the ingredients and keep stiring until the protein powder has been absorbed by the yogurt and its nice and creamy.
The macros came out to be 550 calories, 50g protein, 51 carbs, 15g fat, 5g fiber.
Last week I was left alone in the kitchen without any supervision and decided to bake some chicken breasts that I just pulled out of the freezer the day before to defrost. I wanted to make sure I didn’t over cook the chicken so after I preheated the oven to 400 degrees I went ahead and stuck our food thermometer into one of the chicken breasts. It worked fine for awhile, and I didn’t overcook the chicken, but I did overcook the thermometer!
So, lesson learned, unless you are using a fancy wireless thermometer that is made for the oven (which I actually have for the Thanksgiving turkey) don’t bake your thermometer!
Quote of the Week
No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.
- Julia Child
Thank you so much for checking out the very first issue of my newsletter! Let’s get in the kitchen this week and learn something new by doing. And with that, I’ll see you next week!