Monday, November 3, 2014

Husbands and Healthy Foods

I don't know if you have the same problem I do with my husband and healthy foods but boy is it hard to work with!

I have to give husband credit though, he's much better than he was.  At least now he'll eat a side of broccoli or green beans if it's well seasoned. Used to be if he saw a veggie in what I was cooking he'd be upset and convinced the veggie flavor ruined the meal. When we ordered sushi rolls he'd take his chopstick and poke out the cucumbers. He would order crunchy tacos, remove the cheese and set it aside, remove every speck of lettuce, and then put the cheese back on.

Ah how I don't miss those fettuccine alfredo, meat lover pizza, and fried chicken days.

Don't get me wrong, I love fried chicken, but when you only eat that with a side of mashed potatoes it goes straight to your hips.

What changed? Well his pant size for one thing, that made a huge difference. When all that cheese started hanging around he became more open for lower calorie foods. At first I had to "hide" the veggies for him but we have worked from there constantly.

The main problem was onions. He was 100% convinced that he HATED onions. If he saw me add onions or saw them in the pot he'd instantly hate whatever it was I was cooking. I started having to chop the onions up really small when he wasn't looking and dump them in. Then I'd increase the ventilation so he couldn't smell them. Many days went like this:

What about you? What foods do your husband or children dislike? How do you work around it?

1 comment:

  1. Atta girl! Slipping a little healthfulness in there can only help as long as he isn't alergic.