Last Wednesday, A. ate two homemade meatballs in sauce, whole wheat pasta, steamed green beans, and an apple for dinner. That may seem like any day of the week to you and your kids, but as the mom of picky eaters, it was a night to be remembered. Sure it was a well-rounded and healthy meal, but it was extraordinary in how simple it was for me to make, and how nonchalantly it was eaten by my eldest. (G. just ate the pasta.)
I’m repeating that meal again this week, though A. requested I cook the meatballs separately from the sauce. No problem, I can do that. In addition to the dinners below, I’m also making a batch of Crispy Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies for a meeting on Thursday.
Monday: Grilled steaks and sweet potatoes, salad, challah (meant to be served last night, but we ate out instead)
Tuesday: Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups, Italian bread, roasted broccoli
Wednesday: Whole wheat spaghetti and Baked Meatballs, marinara sauce, steamed green beans
Thursday: Slow Cooker Vegetable Barley Soup, rolls, fresh mozzarella cheese
Friday: Nibbles for dinner with friends: cut up veggies, hummus, crackers, cheeses, etc.
Saturday: Out to eat
Sunday: Leftovers or out to eat
For more menu planning ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie.