Wherever you are on your journey, we know you can do it! We also know that if you have a partner, adding in the dynamics that come along with sharing the process may present some challenges. Every individual has their own eating preferences, feelings, and opinions around food. If you and your partner are on different pages when it comes to healthy eating, here are five ways that you can help your partner get on board with those healthy eating habits, and they might even start to feel excited about it!
This method can be as simple as setting a fruit bowl out on the countertop while stashing those more processed, less healthy snacks in the cupboard. Seeing fresh produce will help make your partner more inclined to grab that fresh clementine when they’re hungry instead of the bag of potato chips. As they say, out of sight, out of mind!
Wash and cut up fresh fruit and veggies to share with your partner. When healthy snacks are easy to eat, your partner will be more likely to eat them.
Yes, even for adults, eating should be entertaining and enjoyable- fruits and vegetables included. Offer your partner corn on the cob or fruit or veggie kabobs, and pair your fresh veggies with tasty dips. Let’s face it – hands-on food is way more interesting and fun to eat!
There are TONS of ways to boost fruits and veggies. Keep in mind that many people’s aversion to certain foods goes beyond taste- texture, color, and cooking method are important factors, too!
Just as discussions and conversations about other areas of your relationship are important, talking about food is also crucial and can be motivational! In addition to making healthy food readily available, it’s important to listen to your partner and to be considerate of how they feel. Have a discussion about what they are open and willing to try, and see if they have any ideas about tasty ways to add in fruits and veggies.
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