Some of you might be single or have supportive family members when it comes to healthy eating. Some of us though are not so lucky.
My husband and I are from 2 different countries and cultures, and that means we eat VERY different things, to the point that some of our favorite meals we can't live without, and some of each other's meals we can't even stand tasting. Add to that my 2 picky children (special needs mind you), and my not up to par cooking skills, and everyone's diet in this household is a disaster.
I'll give you an example so you can understand what I'm talking about:
My husband likes his food spicy and curried, but I can't stand spicy food, I prefer it bland. And my husband won't eat in home every time I cook fish or seafood, which makes a lot of my favorite meals a rarity in this house. My 6 year old daughter will eat all veggies, fish and legumes but won't touch meat (chicken etc). My 7 year old son will eat meat, pasta, rice and bread, but won't touch veggies or legumes.
I've tried talking it over with my husband about changing the meals entirely to make them healthier or have a meal plan in the sense that I don't have to waste all my energy trying to decide what to cook that would please everyone at home, to no avail. Now don't go out saying he's a bad husband or whatever, because he's really not. He just doesn't like it when I try a different recipe or make small changes such as getting whole wheat spaghetti instead of the usual one.
Another problem I have is time management. Despite being a stay-at-home mom, I can't afford to cook meals that take forever or need too much effort, due to my chronic pain, and my cute monsters sucking all the energy and time out of me. That also means I will not spoil everyone by cooking 4 different main meals in a day (one for each household member), just because of our lack of agreement on food.
I'm not proud of it, but this mama could use some help here. Thanks in advance for any advice.