Sometimes you cook lunch or dinner but one or more of your family members would say “But why you didn’t do Burgers or Spaghetti” even if you prepared it 2 days ago. This could make you frustrated and confused about how to satisfy them. The best solution for this problem is planning your meals with your family every week, and hanging the schedule on the kitchen fridge for all of them to see. Keep the following in mind:
1.Have varieties of foods throughout the week. Example: don’t cook more than a chicken recipe in one day.
2.Try to plan for variety of recipes to keep them excited.
3.Make sure the vegetables you need are available this season. For example, if there’s no fresh Mulukhia available, try the frozen one, and use canned grains as their easier and quicker too cook. ‘Try our Goody canned vegetables!”
4.Remember that kids will learn to eat what you eat.
5.Remember that you need to rest, so don’t cook something difficult every day. You can plan some easy quick recipes sometimes.
6.Take the nature of your recipes into consideration. Should the whole family eat it together? Does it need to be reheated? For example, Maqlouba can’t be flipped over twice, so the family must eat it at once, unlike beans that can be easily reheated if your husband comes later than your kids.
7.Make sure the meal plan includes your family’s favorite food.