My personal experience with this was that my husband readily ate what I made. The thing about clean eating is that it's about eating real., whole, natural foods. So it's not a lot of weird recipes. As a matter of fact, I think we both started to enjoy cooking and eating more because of the great blends of flavors we were beginning to experience. My kids are adults, but still seem to live at home from time to time. #1 Son is 25. Even though he always asks, "Is this clean?" he still will eat about 90% of what I make. My daughter doesn't mind if it's clean. But even if they didn't ask, I'm not sure they would know the difference.
Probably the most notable difference is the switch to whole wheat flour. There is a difference in taste and consistency, but personally, I can't stand the taste of white flour now. This may be the toughest hurdle for your family though. Trader Joe's sells a white whole wheat, so if you can get that, I would recommend it. Of course the other big difference is that they will know you are now cooking more from scratch.
I am not suggesting you try to trick them, but eating clean is of benefit to everyone. And, I agree, it's tough to try to cook twice ... once for them and once for you. Plus it's extremely hard to stay on track when you're doing that, as you probably know. But just starting cooking differently. See what they say. You may be surprised.
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Also MR loves his sweets. His motto has always been, "Life is short, eat dessert first!" And he still enjoys a treat now and then. The difference is that he makes an effort to keep it clean. We have both learned to enjoy food more. For the real flavor of real food.
I hope this is helpful. I hope you can be successful with clean eating!