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Everyone in my family needs something different from their diet, but I don't want to cook multiple dishes for each meal!

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Everyone in my family needs something different from their diet, but I don't want to cook multiple dishes for each meal!

sasha1 | Jan 12, 2011 06:29 PM

Hi all,

I'm soliciting advice, particularly from those of you who have been there.

So, there are 4 of us. Me - I want to lose weight and get in better shape, so I need to eat really healthy and smart (good stuff, portion control, more so than any particular diet such as low carb, etc.).

My kids are both super skinny (like 5th % or less on the growth charts), and my doctor is encouraging me to give them lots of butter and oil, full fat dairy, avocado, cheese, olives, and so on.

Nuts are a no-no in our house (one allergy, and the rest, by association and to avoid contamination).

Finally, my husband - he is in great shape, thin, works out, so he doesn't need diet-y food like me, but I don't want to send him into cardiac arrest or raise his cholesterol by feeding him what I give the kids.

So short of me preparing 3 meals every time we eat, or making healthy food and then adding 1 and 2 pats of butter to his and theirs, respectively, what can I do? I say this somewhat facetiously, because it can be hard to hide a pat or 2 of butter in food without kids noticing, and then rejecting.

Thanks in advance.

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