Marcelle - posted on 10/10/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have two older teen boys who train/complete on average 15+ hours a week. They are ALWAYS hungry. We live a healthy lifestyle, eat well, and I typically cook only one meal for dinner. I've a clever home cook and have no issue finding recipes but I'm looking for a menu strategy to keep my husband and I thin and them growing that is better than "portion control for yourself and more for them". We are already supplementing their intake with healthy shakes, protein bars, tons of fruits and veggies. We know how to eat healthy, what I need to figure out is a weekly menu I can plan around with more volume options that won't keep me in the kitchen for two hours a night.
Are there any other parent's in this situation who have done menu planning with the goal of adding extra "layers" for teens that go beyond keeping grilled chicken and hard boiled eggs on hand 24/7? I'm looking for augmentations that truly add to the meal's nutritional value and taste and don't feel Frankensteined. If I could add 400-700 healthy calories to their dinners it would be a huge win.
Would love to share ideas!