I'm sure you guys get this alot, and I have read alot of the older post, but I need some help or advice for my situation.
We live in a small town in OK, and our nearest farmer market is over 45 mins away, and the nearest health food stores are over an hour away. Hubby and I broth grew up eating alot of processed food. My mom made alot from scratch when I was young, but as I got into my teens she and I both turned to "cheaper" easier meals from a box. And Hubby's mom got cancer when he was a young teen, so he's been in charge of his little sisters meals since then and had no one to teach him, so all he ever knew to cook was boxed meals with directions. His father is a long haul trucker.
So since march we've been trying to eat much better, and in fact go mostly vegetarian/vegan. I'm trying to avoid animal products, but hubby is convinced veganisim is evil. lol He thinks all vegan are crazy and dont eat or go over board. I'm not sure he just goes crazy any time I tell people I'm trying to go vegan so around him I just say vegetarian.
So my main problems are I don't have any friends near by who are really healthy eaters, and I've never done this. My shopping options is a very small commissary and Walmart, unless we want to drive for over an hour. I'm pregnant, and really really trying, and I'm pretty good at eating alot more fruits and veggies, but hubby tends to pull me down. He wants kraft mac and cheese so I give in, or he surprises me and bring home fast food. And while if I think about it it disgusts me, but I give in.
And like I said before, both of our families ate pretty bad growing up, so when I try to think of dinners for a week it's very hard for me to think of a meal without a meat.
Thanks for any advice.
ETA: I wanted to let yall know that I'm a stay at home wife, soon to be mom, and don't have problems with meals made from scratch and preperation time. I'm sure once the baby comes I'll value quick meals more, but for now I don't mind.
Edited by RayN - 7/21/11 at 2:59pm