“How do you cook a different meal every single day?” ask so many of you guys
Answer: I don’t! 🙅🏻♀️
I like to meal prep but I’m not very good at meal planning. Although if I'm recipe testing, I know exactly what days we’re going to enjoy the hopefully successful product
💥Here’s my current system:
✅Cook 2 main dishes for the week. I’ll oftentimes double the recipe to build a freezer stash
✅Prep individual foods (like wash and chop veggies, cook a batch of grains or lentils, etc.). For veggies, as I mentioned in a recent post, I have a goal of enjoying at least 3 diff. produce from the week before so I pick out whatever looks good at the store. And I'll mostly roast or steam roast them w/various seasonings to enjoy as a side (will share more on this tomorrow!)
Then during the week, we enjoy a combination of both composed dishes and a random hodgepodge of whatever’s in the fridge and freezer. I wanted to share this bc what you see here are those 2 meals that I normally make w/the intention of sharing on my blog eventually. Thus, I take extra effort to make them pretty and “perfect.” BUT 70% of the time, our family’s meals look like what you see on the right, a.k.a I’m tired and could care less about presentation 🙈
Regardless, I do strive to include some type of protein/fat, carb, fruits and or veggies, at every meal. And I ALWAYS make sure there's at least one food that he loves and feels safe with
And then there are days, weeks when this “strategy” gets kicked to the curb bc I get into a rut and feel unmotivated and uninspired. Hello, takeout, PB and J sandwiches, and whatever I can dig out of the freezer. That’s life and we just march on!
❤️Now your turn! I’d love to know what your current strategy is in getting meals on the table for your family? Let's inspire and motivate each other ;). Will you tag a parent who might want to join in on this conversation?