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08-03-2003, 10:21 AM
I was wondering how all new brides and bride to bes handle the cooking situation. Are you eating healthy? Do you convert what your FI or DH food preferences, healthy or not, into your daily cooking? DO you feel you are eating more? Just curious...my FI loves all the things that I don't..fried foods, junk food, etc. I like eating healthy. He also eats and never gains weight. Me, I smell food and manage to gain weight!
Any suggestions would be great!
08-03-2003, 08:23 PM
DH definintely eats more healthfully now! Also, I've learned to make some new recipes (i.e. red meat) that I wouldn't have made otherwise. He's a trooper about the fact that I don't eat red meat or pork, so I've learned to adapt. For example, I'll make mini-meatloaves, freeze all but one, and he'll have that for dinner while I have salmon and we have the same side dishes. Or when I make stir-fry, I'll make tofu for myself and beef for him and we have the same veggies.
08-04-2003, 09:38 AM
Maybe you and DH could sit down together to look at CL and let him pick out recipes that sound good.
08-04-2003, 10:38 AM
We're in the learning stage right now. I've introduced DF to a lot of healthy options, but he still has his vices (mainly cheese, pizza and beer). However, I'm in charge of cooking, so if it's a meal, I try to cook light. However, I do acknowledge that there are certain seasonings he doesn't like, so I stay away from those. We compromise a lot. I'll eat pizza some nights, but not every night. Same goes for him and chicken.
Right now, it's really tough because I haven't been cooking much, what with work and planning a wedding. I hope to get us back on a schedule come this winter.
Our house sounds a lot like Stefania's in that Dh eats MUCH more healthfully now and I don't eat red meat. We share cooking duties (one person cooks, the other cleans up) and create our menu together over the weekend. We'll often do what Stefania and her DH do: DH will have a meat main dish while I have a vegetarian one, and we'll share side dishes. It took a while for us to get into a groove, but it works well now. We've been married almost 2 1/2 years.
DH still loves his unhealthy foods, and I don't mind having them around as long as he doesn't expect me to eat them!
08-04-2003, 04:53 PM
DH and I have very similar tastes in some ways (dislike fast food, etc), but I definitely spend more time thinking about things like the number of veggies I have each day. But, DH quickly learned that if he wasn't going to be cooking, he had minimal veto power over the menu selections. I'm nice and don't make things with broccoli (I save that for lunches for myself, since I love broccoli & he hates it), but for the most part, I pick the dinner items. Over time, he has learned to like a few things or at least tolerate them. I keep telling him that he doesn't like asparagus because his mother didn't know how to make it! We've had it 3 times this summer and he's eaten it each time!
We do often grocery shop together, but are both pretty good at selecting healthy foods. We both agree that snacks like tortilla chips are definitely an occassional splurge.
The main reason that DH didn't eat better before we were married, in all honesty, is convenience. He doesn't like to cook, and so, relied on things like Subway and frozen dinners. When you take away those things and replace them with real food, you really, really learn to dislike junk food and processed foods.
Like Jodi, DH & I are definitely in a groove, as well. We both bend to each other's whims and cravings every once in a while, but really try to stay educated and smart about eating well. Since we both take an interest, it's become even easier to cook things that we both like.
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