Guest Post – Inside a Newlywed’s Kitchen
Hello everyone! Yay for Saturdays :). I hope you all have an amazing one! Today I have another great guest post for you from Ashley. I’ve been reading her blog for a couple of months and it has fast become one of my favorites! Yay for blog friends! I’m pumped that she is posting for me and I hope you enjoy her post as much as I do!
Inside A Newlywed’s Kitchen
Hi there In Sweetness and In Health readers! My name is Ashley, and I blog over at My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries where I talk about my daily adventures as a food and fitness enthusiast. You will find recipes, my favorite workouts, and a glimpse into my daily life. I am a huge fan of Lindsay’s blog as well as Lindsay herself! She is one awesome lady. Needless to say, I am quite honored that she asked me to guest post for her!
My husband, Cody, and I live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area with our two kids labs, Ryan and Molly. Cody and I recently celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at the beginning of October. It was easily the happiest day of our lives! Every day is a new adventure as I continue to learn how to be a wife, keep up with my job, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Overall, I have absolutely loved married life. However, I have definitely had to learn a lot, specifically when it comes to eating habits and lifestyle changes. When I was single and lived with roommates, I was able to cook whatever I wanted for myself, eat whenever I wanted, and only buy groceries for myself. Obviously things are a little different now that I have to shop for two and consider what and when my husband likes to eat.
Not only that, but it’s been a challenge for me not to fall into my husband’s eating habits. For example, he eats two to three times more than I do. When he goes to get seconds or thirds, it’s quite tempting to feel like I should get more too even if I’m not still hungry. We can also be quite the dangerous duo when it comes to sweets. This forces me to remind myself that just because he’s reaching for a third cookie doesn’t mean I need to also. (Gosh darnit! 😉 ) Not only that, but I’m not able to have soups and salads for dinners every single night like I used to in college. Unfortunately, the hubby loves his meat and taters which means he can only handle a soup and salad kinda dinner every so often. It’s caused me to get quite creative when it comes to cooking meals. I have learned to make lighter substitutions in meals that he loves so that we can still enjoy them without the added fat and calories.
Some of our favorite “lighter” but still just as tasty meals include:
Whether you are married or not, I am positive you will love the taste of each of the above recipes without the added fat and calories that other versions may have. So what are you waiting for?! Click on one of the above recipes and get to work! I promise you won’t regret it!
Make sure you stop by at My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries!
- If you live with your significant other, have you found it to be challenging to stick to your old healthy habits from when you lived on your own?
- What are your techniques for sticking to your healthy habits?