Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday- His and Her Clean Eats

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! 


  1. I love your posts! This one hits home for sure because I am working on always having something my hubs will love too; even if it means giving him something extra to my clean meals, etc. We did pizza night last week- on my side I had the sauce, cottage cheese, lots of chopped veggies (onion, pepper and mushrooms) and a few slices of pepperoni and he wanted a ton of sauce and cheese. Simple and everyone was happy. :) Took the idea from your homemade pizza blog lol. I can't believe we had never made homemade pizza!

  2. This is constant struggle for my boyfriend and I. He likes to add all these sauces and doesn't need to worry about what he eats. Good thing he mostly likes everything I do and we both love to eat healthy. Random thought, you never have any posts about fruit. Do you eat fruit? Fruit is my weakness... but I try not to over do it.

  3. I love your blog! Thanks for posting recipes and stuff I use them all quite frequently!! Has your friend Monika closed her blog down? I went to find one of her recipes and it was gone!

    1. I am wondering what happened to Monika too. I hope she is okay.

  4. Love this post, I always have an issue with portion control. The pictures helped out a lot.


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