Hi, friends! I hope you’re all having a good week! I’m so excited to have my friend Alyssa take over the blog today. I love Alyssa because she’s so relatable, and has a great sense of humor, and is absolutely gorgeous – what more could you ask for?! Enjoy!
Hello to all of Colleen’s fabulous readers! I’m Alyssa and I blog about fun, fitness, teaching, being a newlywed (and everything else that pops into my mind) over at Fit and Fun in Third.asadasdad
I’m honored to be posting for Colleen while she is way celebrating her first anniversary, and can’t wait to hear all about it when she gets back! I know first hand how exciting it is to hit that one year mark, as my husband Bobby and I just recently celebrated our first anniversary in Barcelona! a
People always say, “the first year is the hardest,” but quite honestly, we didn’t find it too difficult. Sure, there were adjustments we had to make, and we had to find what worked for us as a couple, but for the most part, we have been just as happy as we were on our big day!a
My husband likes to eat. I
love like to eat. Sound perfect, right? Wrong.a
My husband is a meat (except for any fish), potatoes and hot dog kind of man. He has been known to polish off a half pound of bologna as a small snack (I wish I was kidding).
I don’t eat much meat (except for ALL fish and some white meat), and I crave roasted veggies and salads like a mad woman.a
Our tastes could not be more different (in football teams as well as food ;)).a
1. Find a common ground. Bobby and I have found a few foods that we both enjoy. Asparagus, spinach, and broccoli are my go-to sides because we both like them, and I’ll usually cook up a steak for him and make myself a piece of fish to go alongside the veggies. I also make turkey burgers often because we both enjoy them, even if we eat them two different ways. It might take a little bit more work, but not much!a
2. Work with foods you can “dress up” or “dress down”. Turkey taco’s have become a weekly staple in our apartment. This meal is perfect because Bobby can make all his tacos with as much cheese and toppings as he likes, while I can make mine into a huge taco salad with fresh guacamole and salsa.a
3. Be sneaky. How do you think I got Bobby to start eating turkey tacos over his beloved ground beef? Or to use greek yogurt instead of full-fat sour cream? I was sneaky. I didn’t tell him what he was eating. Of course, once he compliments me on the meal I always fess up, but never before. Never before, my friends. 😉a
4. Give in once in a while. I love Bobby for who he is, and that includes his hot dog eating, bologna loving tendencies. Sometimes I will suck it up and make him exactly what he’s craving and throw together a simple salad for myself.a
5. When all else fails, eat dessert. The one thing that Bobby and I never disagree on? Dessert. Ice cream, cake, cookies…. we aren’t picky. Frozen yogurt for dinner… why not? Anything for love, right? 😉a
Let’s chat: Do you and your significant other have different food preferences?