So far... it has been hard to get my dad to eat as much food as I would like him to. It is like pulling teeth to get the man to eat breakfast. Yesterday he came home from work with most of his salad still in the lunch box, and nearly all of his snacks still there. ugh.
This morning I left a threatening note on the coffee pot to try to get him to eat his food. He left his breakfast in the fridge.
His meals should have looked like this today (I've downsized his portions a little since he's not really eating as much as I want him to).
Breakfast: apple cinnamon chobani.
mid morning snack: nectarine
Lunch: tuna salad on a whole wheat pita, vegetable chips
mid afternoon snack: banana, raw almonds
Dinner: salad (lettuce, jalepenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, tapenade) with 2 turkey & quinoa muffins crumbled over the top.
Hopefully he does a little better today. I fear he is sneaking chips and/or chocolate.
Monday night I made grilled shrimp over wild rice with chickpea salad. He didn't really eat the rice or chickpeas... but he really enjoyed the shrimp.
Marinade recipe: honey, juice from 1/2 lemon, cracked pepper, salt, balsamic vinegar, cayenne pepper, minced garlic.