Let’s face it — the topic of healthy eating can get heated, especially when we’re trying to get our partner on board with our new healthy habits. And, even with the purest intentions, talking about eating cleaner is often received as being pushy. But, what if the topic of healthier eating didn’t have to become a thing?
We’re given you the six hacks you need to get your partner into the healthy eating game without being even the slightest bit pushy.
Getting Your Partner on Board With Healthier Eating Just Got Easier With These 6 Hacks
#1 Scroll Through Healthy Recipe Blogs Together
There’s no easier way to get pumped about healthier eating than scrolling through your fav food blogs and looking at those mouthwateringly delish recipes — because yes healthy eating can be delicious.
Set aside some time during this quarantine to search through blogs you may already love or look through Pinterest together for some healthy eating inspo.
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#2 Have a Home Cooked Meal In
Now that you’ve found some healthy and yummy recipes, both you and your partner will totally enjoy, have a date night in by whipping up a healthy recipe or two.
This is a non-pushy way to encourage healthier eating, and if the healthy recipe is a hit, it may just become a weeknight staple.
If you’re both big pizza fans, check out our guide to making homemade pizza the healthy way to take pizza night to a whole new healthy level.
#3 Make Weekly Meal Prep a Time to Connect
Meal prep isn’t everyone’s cup of tea — in fact, so many dread it that they just don’t do it at all. But, here’s the thing — having a designated day where you prep some healthy meals and snacks is a total game-changer for healthy eating.
And, if you aren’t a big fan of meal prep days, here’s a win-win way to help your partner eat healthier while also making that prep day a little more enjoyable for you.
Turn meal prep time into an hour or two to connect with your partner. Get some tunes playing and enjoy your time in the kitchen together.
You may find it takes less time to prep those meals and makes for an easy way to encourage healthy eating without putting any pressure on the subject.
#4 Make Your Partner’s Favorite Dish With a Healthy Spin
Have a comfort food lovin’ partner? Turns out, you can still make that mac and cheese or lasagna, but with a healthy spin. Treat your spouse to their favorite dish while also making healthier eating super delicious.
Check out our five healthy recipes for your favorite comfort foods for inspo.
#5 Blend up a Morning Smoothie After a Couples Workout
If quarantine-mode has helped you establish a bit more of a regular fitness routine (that maybe even included your partner), why not take it to another healthy level by blending up a smoothie together after your sweat?
Smoothies make a great grab and go breakfast or post-workout snack that can pack in a ton of nutritional value. So, make it a couples thing and turn smoothie making into a fun post-workout habit.
It’s a great way to help your partner eat healthier without making a big fuss about it — I mean, who doesn’t love a delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie post-workout?
Here’s one of our go-to shakes that’s sure to be a hit for any chocolate & pb lover.
Post-Workout Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful spinach
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp raw honey
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
#6 Last But Not Least, Don’t Make it into a “Thing”
Many of us may avoid the topic of healthier eating if we’re afraid of coming across as too pushy — but, if we can go about it without turning it into a “thing” we all can benefit.
Here a trick — don’t put a label on healthy eating. Once we start labeling things, we tend to feel like we’re on a diet, which ultimately just feels like deprivation.
So, just take it meal by meal, and get your partner involved as much as possible without referring to all the healthy meals you’re making as “dieting.”
The less pressure we put on healthier eating, the less pushy we come across.
Get Healthier Together
Whether you’re a seasoned healthy eater or someone who is looking to start their cleaner eating journey, helping your partner eat healthier may also help hold you accountable too!
So, use this opportunity to get your partner on board with your healthy eating plan (without being pushy) and get healthier together! The reward of healthy eating is always worth it.