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Need to get my husband eating healthy

By December 15, 2015 - 5:06am
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My Husband doesnt eat vegetables even when he was a child his mother had the same issue with him in my house we only have meat the only thing i can get him to eat that is green is callaloo, how do i get him to eat healthy i met him as a small guy but he has become fat and he does consume alcohol but only on Saturdays and some time both Fridays and Saturday he will have around seven beers and also rum just hanging out with the boys. He also likes a lot of salt like pigtail,ham and so on the last time we went by the doctor for a back ache the doctor told him his blood pressure was too high and he's too young my husband is 29 he will be 30 next year ive tried by best just to ease up on fry foods as the doctor had requested we both work and i get home at 6pm so i cant really help with the late night cooking can u offer any help on this issue

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Thank you very much for your help

December 15, 2015 - 4:01pm

Hello Keisha lee,

You do have a challenge! Just like a child, you cannot force your husband to eat healthy. But, you can convince him, that if he wants to live to the age of 40 and longer, he had better chance his lifestyle- today.

Work on eating healthy in baby steps. Indulge his craving for ham but pair it with collard greens and black eye peas. Aim for one meatless meal a week. Pasta in a hearty tomato sauce along with garbanzo beans can be tasty and healthy.

At the end of a long work day, you do not feel like fussing over dinner. Get things prepped on the weekends. Canned beans are quick to use. Buy green vegetables already cleaned or wash and chopped and store in airtight containers ready to use during the week.

Does he like Mexican food? Try enchiladas made with ground turkey, chopped (frozen) spinach, refried beans and canned corn. Want to go meatless- leave out the ground turkey.

Good luck,

December 15, 2015 - 8:51am
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