Post # 1
Being married is such a joyful process, it is the process of becoming one and merging lives. My hubby is a junkfood aholic and we started off this year doing a 21 day fast, which he says it the best thing he could have ever done… yet he is already back to his little bad habbits… LOL I when we started dating 4 years ago was eating healthy and training for a marathon, but oh the influence of the signifant other. Anyhoo, during our fast I made all kinds of vegetarian dishes like, lentil stew, vegan chilli, veggie burgers, Farro fried rice, smoothies etc etc. etc. Since finishing the fast my hubby has indicated there has to be something better than rabbit food because he is a meat and potatoes man..
I fixed him Sunday…. He wanted meatloaf… So I made organic turkey meatloaf and used red lentils as filler.. Made a balsamic and honey glaze for the meatloaf… Oh how he enjoyed it and boy was he suprised to find out he was eating lentis….
I have also figured I have to add the Farro to the brown rice, he has no clue… Now I have to figure out how to work in Quinoa.
I am so sneaky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pinky and Brain… I am ready to take over the world!!!
Post # 3
Ha! That’s hilarious. That reminds me of those cookbooks like the one from jerry seinfeld’s wife where they sneak veggie puree into meals. Like spinach into brownies!
Post # 4
Nice job! My husband already ate pretty healthy. Actually he was pretty much living off george forman chicken breast and white rice so he was pretty much willing to eat anything I made.
I haven’t had to sneak veggies into food but in the name of sneaky wives I’ll tell this story. I’m almost 6 months pregnant, and last friday I bought myself a box of girl scout cookies from someone at work. I got samoas, which are the caramel and coconut ones? My husband was like gross those probably have peanut butter in them huh?
I don’t want to share my cookies. LOL
Post # 5
@MsJ2theZ: LOL i have to admit that i hide my favorite treats. 😉 😉
my FI is a pretty healthy eater. he likes some junk food, some fast food, and some dinners out, but i’d say 80% of his diet is really healthy. i’m the one who likes junk food more than him! he cooks dinner most of the time, and i do have to reign in his use of butter/oil, but overall he tends to want to make healthier foods.
although, there was this one recipe he made that had farro in it. i absolutely loved it, he did not like it. i will never get to eat it again since i don’t know the recipe. </3 he also doesn’t see why i like wheat berry, quinoa, etc. but he has a deep love for vegetables. 🙂
Post # 6
LOL! good for you! My husband would toally notice if I did something like this. He eats ok but his weakness is chocolate this guy will eat a whole large bar every night if I let him! haha!
Post # 7
We eat healthy more than 50% of the time I’d say. Our downfall is wanting to go out all the time and we generally go out to eat between 1-3 times a week, with a couple of drinks to go with dinner each time.
We cook really healthy at home, though. We make a big batch each week or so of hard boiled eggs, quinoa, grilled chicken for meals. I am starting WW next week and he’s excited for the influence that’ll have on him and us as a couple. 🙂
Post # 8
@creeative1: Mr. 99 is the “good” eater in our relationship, but things got totally derailed when he got hurt and then wanted all of my rib stickin cookin to make the owies stop…so it was homemade mac n cheese, chili, chicken noodle soup, meatloaf, fried chicken, pigs in blanket and anything else you can imagine…we got it over with and got kind of fat…and I won’t lie…it was really, really FUN!
Post # 9
@creeative1: I eat very healthy. FI eats a healthy dinner because I make it. Other than that, he eats junk 60% of the time. I try to not keep junk food in the house, but he always brings it in.
Post # 10
@creeative1: My husband was already a healthy eater when I met him so we’re compatible about that. But when my son was growing up he was such a picky eater when he was little – I used to sneak healthy stuff into his meals the same way you do to your husband. 🙂
Post # 11
@happilyeveraftergirl: Oh, I Must have this cookbook….
Post # 12
@MsJ2theZ: Now that is a good one……. My husband love Samoas… but hates chocolate, so I never have to worry about him eating my thin mints out of the freezer.
Post # 13
@sleepyhead22: My husband hated the farro by itself, I loved it…. but what I did was mixed it in with brown rice…. NO clue.. problem solved…. LOL
Post # 14
@sweetchiquita12: Here is a chocolate chip cookie recipie made with lentills… I have found the red ones loose their shape so they are very easy to add in and you can’t even tell they are there….
These awesome cookies will impress everyone at your table. The kids won’t know they have a secret ingredient, they’ll just know they taste good. But you’ll know they’re packed with healthy lentil puree. So it’s your choice: make cookies because they taste great or because they’re great for you!
- ½ cup (125 mL) of butter, softened
- 2 cups (500 mL) of brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons (30 mL) of vanilla
- ½ cup (125 mL) of lentil puree
- 2 cups (500 mL) of all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon (2 mL) of salt
- 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of baking powder
- 2 cups (500 mL) of chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Turn on your convection fan if you have one. Use your stand mixer or food processor to cream together the butter and sugar until they are smoothly combined. Add the egg, vanilla, and lentil puree and continue until the mixture is smooth once again.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, evenly distributing the finer powders amongst the coarser ones. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into balls or drop by the spoonful, placing about two inches apart on a lightly oiled baking tray.
- Bake for exactly 12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes then serve, share, and get ready for the greatest hoodwink ever!
Post # 15
@mrs_pudding_pop: Do you have any Quinoa recipies you can share.. that’s my next challenge to hide some..
Post # 16
I don’t know that my DH was a healthy eater…he mostly just ate things like rice and soy sauce, spaghetti, and fast food when left to himself. Or random snacking. I don’t really consider that healthy, but it is out of ease more than anything.
But he’s never been a picky eater or opposed to trying things so he just eats whatever I make him (outside of the 2-3 foods he doesn’t like). I eat healthy, so he tends to. I also do all of our grocery shopping, so there really isn’t a lot of junk for him to eat anyway.
So I don’t really have to sneak things in, but there are easy things you can do like adding more veggies to pastas or making things like stir frys that use a lot of veggies in addition to the meat and rice.