Tuesday, November 6, 2012

His and Hers Dinner: Taco Night

I've been wanting to address a question I tend to get asked pretty often, and while I was making dinner tonight I realized our dinner was the perfect example. So, what's the question? 

"How do I cook for both me and my significant other if they don't eat clean?" 

Well, I'm glad you asked :) 

First, it's important to realize that you cannot force someone to do something they don't want to, especially when it comes to health and exercise. It has to be a choice a person makes for his or her self, because if it is done for anyone else or to please anyone else, the chances of being successful are slim. B has always been extremely supportive of me and my choices and typically will eat all the clean foods I make, but I know sometimes he wants carbs at night or he wants cheese on things and he shouldn't be deprived of those things just because I choose not to eat them. So, I've learned to cook for both of us, so that we're both happy. 



A perfect example is what I made for dinner last night. This took less than 15 minutes from start to finish and minimal effort for both meals. I browned some turkey meat with chopped onions and 2 T taco seasoning. For B, I cut a brown rice tortilla in half and layered the meat with low fat cheese, and then repeated. Stuck it in the microwave for a minute and then topped it with avocado. This is one of his all time favorites and he says he feels like he's eating Taco Bell without all the horrible things that are in Taco Bell! For my dinner, I threw the turkey on some spinach and topped it with tomato and greek yogurt with lots of hot sauce. Super yummy, low carb, and we were both happy! 


  1. I am so glad that my boyfriend want's to eat clean like me, but sometimes he craves fatty food.

  2. It's hard! I have to cook for a husband + picky 4yr old. This looks great for all 3 of us! Thanks for your great recipes ;) You save me the experiments and failed flops.


  3. This is so funny, just like my boyfriend and my dinners every night! We'll make some sort of protein I'll put mine on top of lettuce and he'll use some sort of bun, taco shell, rice dish haha I least I finally got him to come around with the ground turkey, turkey chili, and turkey dogs! ha

    1. Yep that's pretty standard around here :)

  4. My husband and I have this same issue! We both eat pretty clean but he always needs more calories and likes heartier meals with cheese and stuff. We finally just started each making our own dinners. We eat together but prepare totally separate meals! Both yours look delicious by the way.

  5. This is a great example that will work for my husband and I. Thanks for the great idea and motivation!


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