You've already gotten some really good suggestions.
Can you approach it with.... I'm getting married and need to learn how to cook some stuff so DH and I don't starve. Search out a few recipes to try, and ask if they'll purchase the ingredients for those. If you looked for healthy ways to cook the sorts of things they already buy (chicken breasts for example)... it wouldn't cost them anything extra and they might get a kick out of being the guinea pigs for your cooking adventures. It would be extra helpful if you could say stuff (in all honesty) like, my future DH isn't used to a lot of fried foods, or his mother never used a lot of butter on stuff so he doesn't like that so well.
If it was me, I'd make sure whatever recipe I tried made a bucket of stuff, so there'd be some leftovers. Soups, crockpot salsa chicken, maybe a chili with not so much meat but a bunch of beans and other vegetables. That way if your folks don't like it, you could eat it for a few days in a row so as not to "waste their hard earned money"-- while they eat their fried stuff.
I wouldn't stress the "healthy" so much-- because they might see that as a criticism of their way of life. So maybe, wanting to lose a few pounds and look fabulous on your wedding day. "I want you to be proud of me and I want to look like a princess!" And besides, it would be better to be at a healthy weight and solidly maintaining that, before getting pregnant. There are very few moms or grandmas who do not get all misty eyed just at the thought of future grand/ great grandchildren. So no I wouldn't hesitate to play the future children card either.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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