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Love, Marriage, and Hamburgers

Heather here from Heather Eats Almond Butter (HEAB for short). Many thanks to Maggie, one of my favorite bloggers, for inviting me to guest post while she is away on her honeymoon. Maggie, many congrats on your marriage, and I hope you and Bobby are having a wonderful time!

My husband Chris and I and will have been married for three years come September, and although marriage comes with many challenges, these past several years have been the best of my life!

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One challenge of our marriage has been my bizarre eating habits and rules. Although CD (my nickname for Chris) and I both enjoy healthy foods, rarely am I comfortable with just going with the flow and enjoying the exact same dinner as my husband. Like I’ve said before, CD is more of a veggie/meat guy, and I’m more of an veggie/oat girl. I eat and enjoy meat, but sometimes I freak out and skip the burger at dinner and pile on more veggies instead. Honestly, it mostly boils down to a calorie thing which if often silly because sometimes, I just really want the burger! However, recently, I was diagnosed with anemia, and I’m also pregnant. So, I know that getting plenty of dietary iron is essential for me right now, and I actually feel better when I eat more red meat. Since it helps keeps the dizziness and headaches at bay, I’ve been letting my husband cook for me…burgers and all! Normally, I would never let Chris fix my plate. No way, I had to be in charge, and see everything that went into my dinner. What can I say, I’m a total control freak, but I’m starting to let all of that go, and for the first time in years, I feel so free around food. Being pregnant has taught me so much, and I’m really learning that all things in moderation can work. In the past, I was always all or nothing, but now I’m enjoying food rather than living by so many rules…and it’s wonderful! πŸ™‚

So CD, what’s for dinner?

Last night, he grilled buffalo ranch grass fed burgers, and we each made our own salads to go along with them. Usually, I would have used salsa or light vinaigrette for my dressing, but I went with CD’s favorite salad dressing as of late. I stirred together hummus, mustard, bacon fat drippings (oh yes I did), and a bit of water to thin and tossed it with tons of spinach, crumbled goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, crumbled bacon, celery, and pickles for the best salad I’ve had in a long time. Thanks CD for taking such good care of me. I love you!


So, let this be a lesson to you my friends. Husbands aren’t always right about everything, but sometimes we need to listen to them, especially when they only have our best interests at heart. πŸ™‚

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