This is for Shelley, who asked how some of us deal with our
My husband is an on-again, off-again LF eater, but
definitely not a vegetarian. Often, what I am eating for a
main dish is his side dish, and his has some sort of meat on
the rest of his plate. I do cook the meat for him when I
cook, just as he makes sure to cook my portion to my liking
when he cooks. His eating has improved since we first got
together (as has mine), but he choses not to make the leap
to vegetarianism. Its a two-way street. I respect his
desire to eat meat as he respects my desire not to.
I am not saying YOU should cook meat for your SO, many
people are veggies for social as well as health reasons, and
if you are morally against it, I don't think you should
compromise that for anyone. But as health was really my
issue when I changed my diet, we now both try to cook as
healthy as possible using the foods we choose to enjoy...but
maybe *I* am just a bit healthier..........;-)
This is why, IMHO, Cooking Light is such a good magazine. I
find that many of their recipies can be split and adapted
for both of us. He gets the meat, I don't. Neither of us
get the added oil (I have never found it to be necessary in
main dishes, side dishes, etc), and all is well.
Good luck, and remember, there are so many more important
things about a person than what they choose to eat!