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My Healthy Pancakes vs His Traditional Pancakes
My Healthy Peanut butter, dark choco Banana Snack vs His Nutella & Biscuits Banana Snack
Today I wanted to share what I consider a Healthy Living Tip.
From talking to my girlfriends, I have realized that something that a lot of us have dealt within our relationships with our significant others is that, when it comes to FOOD, we are in “opposites-attract” type of relationships. What I mean is, that I would describe my relationship with my bf as opposites as far as food preferences go, and to be honest, at first I didn’t really how to balance this, which caused me to gain weight. But with time I found my way of healthy living and found a happy balance to the situation.
As you may have noticed, I enjoy eating healthy and colorful foods and I try to eat as clean as possible as much as possible; when I feel like having something decadent I do and don’t worry about it because I feel like the decadent treat will balance itself out with all the clean, healthy meals I generally have. I consider me a 70-30 person, I eat clean probably 70% of the time and the rest…I indulge, I do have the biggest sweet tooth ever after all!
My bf on the other hand, he couldn’t be more opposite in that sense! He doesn’t really eat fruits or veggies, but then again he doesn’t really eat sweets either; there are very few desserts he will actually eat…probably less than 10 overall! When we met, I remember I was quite surprised by his eating habits: he would have the European breakfast (cigarets and coffee); the nearest fast-food chain for lunch; and the nearest kebab place for dinner. Even though it’s not the healthiest way of eating, he DOES eat in a very “naturally thin” way…so he doesn’t have a weight or health issue at all!
Now, it wasn’t the easiest thing to find a happy compromise when it came to food with us, it took some time…since we like such different things. This may sound cheese, but I believe that it is true when they say “we are all in our own fitness journey”, so I don’t push the healthy foods on anyone who doesn’t want to try it! I let my bf eat whatever he wants to eat, but do try to “clean up” the recipe/meal a bit and he gives it a try; if he doesn’t like it then I step back the “healthiness”. Sometimes he actually likes some of the super healthy meals I make and other times he wants his food as greasy and as junky as possible.
So our happy compromise is that I make for me a clean version and the regular version for him. For the most part, this doesn’t way of cooking doesn’t really require any extra effort from me, for example, if we are having pasta, I will make whole-wheat pasta for both of us, neither can really taste the difference in between lets say normal spaghetti vs the whole wheat one! I’ll make a healthy tomato sauce with veggies for me, I’ll try and sneak some veggies in my bf plate, and done, both are happy with our dinner.
If we are having chicken on the Grill, which is a healthy, clean protein and that my bf likes eating as well (I mean, who doesn’t like grilled chicken, right???), all I’ll do is make two different side dishes. My bf loves french fries, so I will make him french fries in the oven (I still need to keep it healthy somehow, right??) or mashed potatoes, and for me I will make some quinoa and a salad or steamed veggies, etc.
And Other times like on “Pancake Sunday”, I will make two different recipes. We both love pancakes but I prefer my clean version made with Oat Flour and he loves the full-fat version (although I have made it with whole-wheat flour a couple of times and he has liked it too)!
In the next posts I will share some of the pancake recipes I love to make! I LOVE pancakes so there are a few of them…I try to switch it up so we don’t get bored with our food…..PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Lol!