I've seen a lot of posts lately asking how to get our spouses eating a healthy more traditional foods diet. It seems most men are not opposed to the traditional aspect so far as meat, eggs, butter, milk, fat etc. (My dh loves that stuff!!) Seems it's the snacks and eating out that gets to them - they want their traditional American SAD junk. So how about a post of more traditional "junk" snacks for our husbands to eat.... What have you found that works? Or if there is some other aspect that your dh dislikes about TF what is it? Maybe we can offer suggestions to each other....
Here is what we do so far as making sure dh gets his "treats" so he doesn't want to bring home too much junk:
3/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
2 cups coconut milk (or milk)
sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and put pan in larger pan of water; bake at 350 for 45 min or so til set like jello
Make weekly pizza and movie night
We don't soak the crust but do use 100% whole wheat pastry flour. Spreading the crust out really thin and prebaking it so it's sort of crispy makes it tastier we think. A nice compromise also would be to start with 25% or 50% wheat flour. The pastry flour is lighter than the other wheat flour. You can even get nitrate/trite free peperoni.
Make choc chip cookies
I use the Betty Crocker recipe with these changes:
coconut oil instead of shortening
whole butter instead of margarine
3/4 cup maple syrup instead of the sugar
organic choc chips (and other ingred organic too)
whole wheat pastry flour instead of white
because of the extra liquid in the sweetener you need to add extra flour. We add a cup of oats and then a bit more flour too. Consistency should be slightly stickier/gooeyer than normal. If it's the same consistency as normal the cookies will be dry. Dh *loves* these with a glass of raw milk.
Buy instant oatmeal for breakfast - better than cereal but still good for super quick mornings. I also finally got him hooked on breakfast milkshake/smoothies.
Encourage healthy eating but also encourage an occasional "treat" like Newman's Own oreos (or whatever they call them) which are seriously the bestest fake oreos ever. Often tho we'll get something like that, dh will have some and then bring the rest into work the next day. That way he can enjoy having them once or twice, but doesn't eat the entire bag of them.
Make homemade ice cream with honey instead of sugar.
We do occasionally have organic corn chips.
Now if only I could find a remedy for lousy lunches
I suppose I could make his lunch, but I figure a guy ought to be able to get one meal a day responsibly. Ok, so maybe I'm expecting too much....
He just thinks it is soooooo much effort to have to think about eating beyond the fact of what immediately sounds good to him.