A Guy's Gotta Eat

The regular guy's guide to eating

For a lotta guys, the kitchen is a foreign as a women’s shoe store.


Article by: Barbara Bowman

Related Videos Gourmet Sleuth brings the author of “A Guy’s Gotta Eat, the regular guy’s guide to eating smart,” Russ Klettke, to share his secrets and recipes for beating that problem, just as he’s done himself for years.

Even many men who are experienced at cooking elaborate feasts are at a loss when it comes to making a quick and nutritious meal – late on a Tuesday night, for example, when the day is long and the drive-through beckons.

The nutrition challenge for most men, single ones in particular, is to eat at home more – meals made outside the home average 55% more in calories and fat than those made in one’s own kitchen (SOURCE: American Dietetic Association).

Where To Start

Each month Russ will provide a new article focused on a specific food or nutrition concept complete with easy to understand health information and a simple recipe. 

A Guy's Gotta Eat!

  • Six minute oatmeal

    Six minute oatmeal All rolled oats are “instant.” The trick is to give it substance that will power you through the next several hours. The Facts: Because oatmeal is one of the few foods that the FDA allows to make a specific health claim – “diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include soluble fiber from oatmeal may reduce ...

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  • Bean Me Up, Scotty!

    Beans. We may not give a hill of them, and they have long been derided as peasant food (by the same people who might think “fish sticks” are a meal). But surprise, surprise, surprise – beans are among the healthiest fast foods on the planet (the canned version is just as nutritious as other forms, by the way). And they’re ...

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  • Fearless Canned Salmon

    Afraid of fish in a can? That’s not unusual. But some of the healthiest fish – salmon, sardines and anchovies – are sold this way. They are inexpensive and easy to keep on hand for quick, unplanned meals. You owe it to yourself to give canned fish a try because the combination of health benefits and convenience provides lots of ...

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Wow this sounds great. My husband usually will turn down whatever vegetable meal I make in favor of pizza if you can believe it...but he's missing out. My son would love this! Thanks!

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