October 12, 2012
My biggest challenges with going paleo is cost of ingredients and getting my milk-drinking, potato-loving, junk-food craving fiancée (he is also handsome, strong, smart and kind - to shine some positive light on him) to agree with my dietary choices since I cook for both of us. I have been trying to slip in paleo substitutions (ie cauliflower mash instead of potatoes) but he doesn't ever enjoy it if he is not used to the flavor/texture. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to blend this transition into our daily life so that I don't have to make two dinners every night? My goal is that we are both healthy and strong.
March 5, 2012
Substitutions are hard because the substitute rarely tastes exactly like what it's replacing. What meats and veggies does he like? Start with those and find interesting variations. I started cooking paleo friendly meals for my family without making a big deal about them being Paleo. Some meat, a couple vegetables, and interesting salad. There was so much good stuff, they didn't even notice the missing bread/pasta/potatoes. Go for things that a non-paleo eater might eat anyway...baked or roasted sweet potatoes, butternut squash, veggies of all kinds, curries. Does he like bacon? Just about any veggie sauteed in bacon and garlic is delicious. Don't try to restrict what he chooses to eat on his own, but make what YOU cook Paleo, and make it delicious. A dish like this could surely get him excited: ** you don't have permission to see this link **. There must be a million ways to cook ground beef or pork. Good luck!
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