Unfortunately, I can't.
My three year-old is 90% vegan and I'm 80% raw vegan. My husband would be 90% vegetarian, but for the past five months, we have had a 19 year-old living with us. I really enjoy having him live with us; he is kind, honest, funny, considerate, and easy going. The only reason I hope he finds his own place soon is because of his diet.
His diet is that of a typical teenage boy (except he doesn't like to drink pop):
Chili Cheese Fritos
CHEESE, CHEESE, and CHEESE
Capri Sun (which he has me addicted to now!)
When I first went raw a year ago, I removed the junk food from our house, stopped feeding processed food to my family, and went nearly 100% raw. My son became mostly vegan and my husband mostly vegetarian.
Now if I am eating vegan or raw vegan, I usually end up cooking three meals for supper: one for my husband and our roommate, something for my three year-old, and then something for myself. Of course, since I make the meals, I end up quitting before I get my food prepared.
Here are some things that I am learning to stay raw when the rest of my family isn't.
2. I create a menu for myself just as I do for the rest of my family. Each week, I write out a menu for my family, what I am going to make them each day and what I need to purchase. Doing this for myself ensures that I will have fresh produce for my meals; I don't have to think about what to eat when I have Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for my family in front of me.
3. I make gradual changes to recipes and meals to make them healthier for my family. If I do eat some of the food that I give them, I am eating better than the traditional recipe. Last night, I made banana bread for my son, our friend, and my husband. Instead of a basic recipe, I made it vegan with 1/3 white flour and 2/3 wheat flour from wheat berries I ground a few minutes before. This way I make all of us healthier.
4. I keep sliced veggies and veggie sticks ready to eat in the fridge with raw or vegan dips. By making sure I have snacks available, I don't feel as great a need to munch on the high calorie/low nutrient value snacks eaten by the men in the house.
Are you the only one who eats raw, vegan, or vegetarian in your house? How do you avoid eating like they do? How have you worked to change your spouse's diet and/or that of your family?