My husband and I are different in many ways. It’s what makes us work so well. I lean more toward pessimism (I call it realism 🙂 ) and he’s a total optimist. He’s laid back and I’m a planner. The list goes on. Focus on fitness – me vs. not – him; passions for home improvement – him, hire someone – me; messy – me, neat – him.
The point is, that though it takes compromise and work, we balance each other perfectly. I think part of the fun of marriage is seeing things from the perspective of the love of your life and how that can change you for the better.
Ok, moving past the sappiness. One other way we are vastly different is our eating styles. Not what we eat as much as how we eat. I’m a small meals every 2-3 hours type and he has many days where there is nothing between breakfast and dinner. It makes it hard sometimes since he needs lots of calories at his evening meal and I aim for them to be similar as all the rest of my meals of the day. He is a busy man during his work day and often has no break for lunch. In my world there would be bars, nuts, fruit and shakes stashed everywhere so that regardless of my busy schedule I would never go hours on end without a meal. My purse, yoga bag, and car are all stocked with snacks as we speak.
In order to make sure my man is well fed, I still cook healthy meals but he usually gets double portions plus an extra side or two. Sometimes I cook something alltogether different for him if I’m feelin an entree salad or meatless creation.
For dinner last night I made a meal with the perfect name. Real Man Quiche from Eating Well. Real Man dinner for my Real Man!
Real Man Quiche
Per serving: 236 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 3 g mono); 153 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 2 g fiber; 543 mg sodium; 289 mg potassium
Jensen had his two serving and I had the one. That left 5 servings. Looks like I have breakfast and or lunch wrapped up for a few days 🙂
I did use the turkey sweet sausage, but I think next time I will use a spicier sausage like chorizo (still a turkey version) or it would even be good with meatless crumbles. I also didn’t use the mushrooms because the hubby is not a fan. I replaced those with a head of broccoli that I stripped of any thick trunks and chopped up really small. It was definitely good and would be perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Are you and your significant other opposites?/ Do you believe the saying “opposites attract”?