Are you tired of the husband, boyfriend, or mailman shunning your food because you made an attempt at a new healthy dish?
Does he look at your spinach infused tofu quiche and turn his nose up like he’d rather eat a boot?
If that’s what you’re living I have a couple of secrets (read: the inside track) on how you can build a meal that going to satisfy the man in your life and keep him from putting on those extra L Bs at the same time.
Cut the Fat
Use extra lean ground beef instead of full fat ground beef. Trust me on this one. If you’re careful not to overcook it, he’ll never have a clue! Even better, take that extra lean ground beef, chop up some spinach and onions and use those as a binder to make a great hamburger patty. Your man will be getting less fat, more vitamins, and I guarantee there won’t be any sacrifice on taste.
Love the Color Red
You all know how much Mr. Manly Man loves the color red right (wink)? Why not put it in his lunchbox? You see fruits and veggies such as watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, and ruby-red grapefruit have a chemical in them called Lycopene. Lycopene can reduce the risk of prostate Cancer up to 20 percent! That means you’ll be able to spend a lot more quality time together (double wink).
One cool way to easily incorporate a bell pepper into a lunch is to make tuna salad and stuff that pepper with it. Bake it for 15 or 20 minutes, adding a little cheese on top at the end, and you’ll have an awesome lunch! Not only will it cut the carbs from the lack of bread, but chances are he’ll see it as a real treat.
Be Real, Not Fake
We all love that “fruit” on the bottom of those individual serving yogurt cups right? Guess what, it turns out that “fruit” is generally a giant glob of HFCS just waiting to attack your man’s belly. Substitute that artificial junk with real plain yogurt. Throw in some real fruit (even dehydrated fruit works great) and you’ll be looking at a healthy, REAL way to get some dairy and extra protein.
Take Advantage of the Chocolate Seduction
You ladies are going to love me for this one. Add chocolate to stuff! Now I’m not saying you drop a King Size Hershey bar into his breakfast cereal, but small amounts of chocolate are actually really good for you. If you want to do it in a manly way, you can even add chocolate to a pot of chili or anything with similar flavors. I know that probably sounds weird but it is soooo good (at least 3 extra O’s good). Dark or semi-sweet chocolate is a great source of flavonoids which can lower high blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
There you have it! There are four quick and ridiculously easy ways to improve your man’s diet without him having a clue. What’s even better? This post has a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee! If these tips and tricks don’t work, I will personally reimburse you every penny you paid to get them!
What other tips and tricks do you use as healthy substitutions without sacrificing flavor?