(Closed) Food is our biggest issue – advice pls!

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I rarely cook for my husband. He likes different foods than I do, so I let him prepare what he wants and I make what I want. On the days I’m planning to cook something I know he likes I’ll let him know so he can make plans to eat with me. When we eat out, we go to places he likes, which can get boring, BUT that’s why I have lunches with friends who are more adventurous. There’s no rule that says you have to eat the same thing.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Sunshine09:  Try adsing seasonings, spices and toppings after you make the meal! I always eat jelepenos with everything. Instead of baking them with the dish, I add them at the end when I have already make SO’s plate!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would freeze the chicken, then bake it while you’re making a meal for yourself.  Make enough of your meal for 4 or so, and continue to eat the leftovers while he eats the plain normal stuff.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why not make exciting side dishes for yourself?  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Maybe you can make the exciting food for your lunches at work?

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunshine09:  welcome to my world.  my dh won’t eat anything with sauce or vegetables in it so i have to make him plain meat and rice or potatoes.  i usally just pull his aside and make mine how i want it.  with flavour, sauces, etc.

it really sucks because i love to cook and experiment in the kitchen.

when we go to my favourite vietnamese restaurant, he orders plain beef, chicken or pork skewers with plain rice and no sauces.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out the book “The Starch Solution” by Dr. John McDougall; it’s full of healthy, carb/starch focused recipes that will satisfy you and still help him lose weight.  As a disclaimer, the book also promotes a vegan diet, but you could easily add a lean meat to any of the dishes if you wanted.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out skinnytaste.com – lots of healthy, TASTY, flavorful recipes!  He gets the healthy benefit, you get the tasty, and you can eat more!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you tempt him to be more adventurous with vegetarian food? It will help control his weight and give you some variety.

You can also tell him that one night a week you are going to make what pleases you. He is welcome to eat it as well, have left overs, cook for himself or go out.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I totally hear you and wish I had a great solution for you. My Darling Husband eats about 10 varieties of meals in total. He won’t try anything new and is lactose intolerant. So our meals together can be very limiting and pretty darn boring for me. Most of the time I will make the boring stuff when it’s my turn to cook and spice it up a little for myself. And I take advantage of going out to eat with a friend of mine who loves the different foods that I do when I need something different. When we go out to eat, we’ve worked out a system where there’s at least one thing on the menu that he will eat and I can order something more adventurous. We survive this way but it isn’t very much fun.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Or just make food you like, enough for both of you, and if he is going to be picky so be it.  He can make his own food.  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ditto to skinny taste! Also, try cookinglight.com. I subscribe to Cooking Light and the magazine gives me lots of great ideas for healthy food – and includes the nutritional info for every recipe. They also have a pretty wide range of styles, from simple meat and veggie food that Fiance loves to slightly more adventurous stuff he likes, and even more complicated stuff to satisfy my experimental urges. It’s worth a browse through the online archives to see if you like their ideas!

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