These days Pebble is eating meals along with us – in case you didn’t know she’s spent the last six months or so eating a combination of the same finger food every day for lunch AND dinner. Pasta, cheese, cucumber, peas, chicken, beans, strawberries, grapes, peaches. Healthy, yes. Variety, kind of. But not proper family meals.
Now she’s a spag bol enthusiast, has had a go at risotto and does mind a bit of meat and three veg (as long as one of those veg is PEAS) and she’s happily feeding herself with a spoon (too proud!). This means that I have to think a bit more carefully about what I plan to have for dinner for the three of us – nothing to spicy, plenty of veg, child friendly but healthy and tasty, and still good food for us to enjoy.
I’ve always been pretty good at meal planning, but usually it’s been an adults food plan. I need help with a family friendly meal plan. I’ve begun several times on this tedious job, but just can’t help thinking that surely someone has been here before me and done this job already? Google hasn’t really helped me here. I found a bunch of American pay sites for family meal plans, but American recipes drive me crazy with all the converting and un-recognisable products.
We’re also trying to penny pinch quite a bit more these days, so where I used to happily throw anything I fancied into the trolley, lately it’s been a dearth of mince, mince, mince.
How can something seem so simple and yet so complicated all at the same time? And so very, very boring.
Help me internet, help me! Point me in the direction of a healthy, family friendly, budget-wise, tasty and satisfying meal plan! Please.