Thursday, 23 April 2009

marathon mart part 2

Well, here he is, Marathon Mart in full stride. He has been working really hard for months now, training for the soon to be upon us, London Marathon. As chief nutritionist, I have been feeding him snippets of information about what he should and shouldn't be eating at various stages....he obviously hasn't listened very much by the look of the chocolate around his mush most evenings!

So, these past few weeks Mart has been lots of wholegrain rice and bread, spuds of course, pasta and noodles, oats and oat cakes, and a smaller than usual amount of protein per meal, staying cut down on fat and not forgetting to include his greens! His favourite thing to eat now more than ever is homemade muesli. With our big storage jars being packed away still we don't get to make a big batch at once as usual but it's just as easy, if not more fun to assemble to order.

Just keep a good stock of oats, puffed rice, bran flakes or all-bran and nutritious wheat germ. Then, nuts like pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts, seeds like pumpkin, sunflower and even sesame and dried fruits like apricots, prunes, sultanas, raisins, cranberries, blueberries etc. then simply assemble in your breakfast bowl, either layering or tossing to combine, trying a different combination every day. Top with really cold milk or natural yoghurt and even scatter some fresh fruit like sliced banana or berries over if you have them in.

monkey mart's marathon muesli

But is it enough to get him over that finish line? check back to find out...

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