SInce I started meal planning about eighteen months ago the kids eating has improved dramatically. From fussy eaters who moaned if their food had sauce on it I got three kids who will happily tuck into a curry, stew or casserole with hardly any moaning.. well until recently that is. Over the last few weeks we’ve had meals hardly touched, picky eating and moaning from all three kids at one point or other. Its driving me mad!
I know all kids go through phases of good and bad appetites but we’ve had such a long, sustained period of really good eating from all three that this latest phase has come as a huge shock. I’ve tried cutting out afternoon snacks to see if that makes a difference to dinner time but it hasn’t, and to be honest its not just dinner time they are picky about anyway.. it can start at breakfast! I know it is a phase and I just need to ride it out but, boy, is it annoying! I spend ages preparing and cooking each day to then throw the food in the bin half an hour later.. not good!
BUT, it is not going to stop me! I will still present them with healthy, home cooked food each day and wait it out until the day comes when they decide they are hungry again! So this weeks meal plan looks like this:
Monday – Quorn sausage casserole, rice
Tuesday – Spaghetti carbonara, garlic bread
Wednesday – We’ll be eating out as we are in Brighton until late
Thursday – Quorn Korma, rice, naan
Friday – Macaroni cheese, garlic bread
Saturday – Coconut Dahl, tortilla wraps (I’m going to try and make my own)
Sunday – Green veg omlette, potato wedges, salad