I recommend the Clean Eating Fall 2011 Special Edition Magazine: Comfort Foods
It's on sale until Jan 2012 or you can buy it on their website. I have made several recipes and I adore that particular issue! It is well worth the $10 price tag and I'd buy is again and again. I've even thought about buying a few more copies just in case something happens to my current issue. It also has several awesome dessert recipes as well. You'd never know that you are eating clean when you make these foods.
My DH is also picky and when you meantion "clean" and "food" in the same sentence, he makes faces. He's like most everything that I've made from that one. Other Clean Eating editions- not so much.
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Edited by: MRS1221 at: 12/20/2011 (16:06)
Clean Eating is like a bad religion- full of obsession and accult thinking.
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Lack of support from a spouse makes things a lot harder. I have some ideas for you. It will take work, so prepare to take a week to think it all through and make the changes necessary. step 1: inform hubby that your will make some changes about what you will buy and that you will limit yourself to natural foods and not buy processed crap because your health and his is important to you step 2: empty all the kitchen cabinets and fridge of anything that is not a natural food and put it in a separate area ina box away from the kitchen (like a shelf in the garage);any processed foods that your husband won't miss throw in the trash or donate to the food bank step 3: If there are a number of foods that your husband wants to continue using buy another fridge and/or cabinet for him to put that stuff (maybe a mini-fridge will do) step 4: Make it clear that you will not pay money for garbage that is advertised as food when YOU go shopping and that you love him too much to enable his unhealthy behaviors so he will have to buy some things himself step 5: now back off and let him eat whatever he wants but set an example by what you eat; you can only control yourself step 6: make a plan to be in the kitchen only when he's not preparing foods you are trying to avoid and ask him to never tempt you with them; in exchange promise to never nag him about what he eats and keep that promise. step 7: cook a tasty but healthy meal once a day to help him discover how good natural foods are. Be willing to learn how to use herbs, spices and new ingredients to make food really tasty. Especially onions, garlic and and natural fats can make most foods more flavorful. Peanut butter cookies made with whole wheat flour, natural peanut butter and Xylitol or coconut crystals for sweetening are good for you. Look for healthy options for all his favorite treats. Hope this works for you. It has for me.
I enjoy eating clean but Hubby does stuff like makes peanut butter cookies (the refridge ones you buy) and enjoys Hamburger Helper. I'm here for support. You could imagine what some of our talks at dinner about dinner are!
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