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Help feed my boyfriend. It's like cooking for a toddler.

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Help feed my boyfriend. It's like cooking for a toddler.

Al_Pal | Sep 25, 2008 08:28 PM

So I apologize in advance that this is so long. I moved in with my boyfriend a couple months ago. We both promised ourselves before moving that we were going to start eating better and cooking more for ourselves at home. I've started, but he's not exactly jumping on board. I wouldn't call him fat, but he's carrying some extra pounds, and his family has a history of diabetes. Plus he smokes. I would like all of this to concern him, but it doesn't because he argues that he's not technically "fat." He eats tons of fried and spicy foods and has stomach problems like every other day. I try sneaking fruits and vegetables into the things that I make, but he professes his hatred for both.

He likes Asian stir-fries, mexican food, and pizza. And it's not easy for me to want to eat healthy when I have cookies, chips, and snack cakes staring back at me when I open the pantry. So I'm looking for ways to give him what he likes AND to keep it healthy. I'd really appreciate some suggestions for lighter fare from each of these categories, or for ways to sneak fruits and vegetables into our meals without him catching on. I'd love recipes for low-fat cookies and baked goods as well!

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