As you can imagine, I'm just a tad bit behind on responding to emails and messages so I'm going to try to do my best to turn my most asked questions into blog posts so that they're always here for you to refer back to. One of those questions is how to make it work when your significant other or children don't eat super clean. When we started this journey 2 1/2 years ago, B was on board with me 100%. He would try all my crazy concoctions even though they oftentimes tasted like absolute garbage. Now, he tries to keep his food pretty healthy-- I would say he lives by the 70-30 rule ;) This is what works for him, it's what makes him happy so I'm all for it. This does mean though that sometimes I have to tweak his dinners a little so that they're not too boring.
This was from last night- we do taco night a lot. Like, probably once a week a lot and this is what it looks like every time. His is 4 tacos with corn tortillas, turkey taco meat, avocado and cheese. Mine was just a taco salad with black beans and avocado. Didn't take much if any extra work and we were both completely satisfied.
This night I made chicken sausage and put his over brown rice noodles and added fresh Parmesan. I just ate my sausage by itself with a big side salad.
And here, all I did was add cheese and a little marinara sauce to dress up his chicken and turn it more into a chicken Parmesan while I ended up just dipping mine in ketchup :)
So, you probably noticed the tweaks I make for him are usually adding in a carb source and then some sort of cheese. I don't do it for every meal, but that's usually what helps fill him up without me having to cook insane amounts of protein.
Hope that was helpful and let me know if you have any other tips, I'd love to hear them!