Meal Plan Monday – May 5th 2014

This weeks meal plan looks a little different from past ones…it actually probably looks more like yours, if you have a 4 year old and a 2 year old like I do.

I have always tried to make meals that everyone in my family will enjoy, but with my son becoming pickier and pickier, we are changing things up a little. Over the weekend he helped me make a list of meals that he would like to have/be willing to eat. We do stand by the rule that you have to try whatever is put in front of you, and if you honestly don’t like it, you can have something else. But this has led to many dinner table arguments, resulting in someone sitting there for an hour with a plate full of food, or me making two different meals. So instead of trying to get him to eat the more foodie/adult meals I prefer to make (and that 3 out of the 4 of us enjoy) we’re simplifying things, as a test run. And if it goes well, and gets him back into the habit of eating whatever is in front of him, I’ll gradually add back in the meals the rest of us enjoy too…though I can’t complain too much; we made pizzas yesterday and the kid ate the red peppers he used to create the face on his pizza!

So, this meal plan is brought to you by my 4.5 year old son, his choices mostly (I really want fish tacos this Friday, so he’ll get to have his KD or canned pasta), but other than that, these are meals he wants…wish me luck! Between fighting him at the dinner table over food, and fighting with his sister at bedtime over staying in bed, my husband and I are exhausted!

Here’s what we are eating this week:

Monday – chicken strips, steamed broccoli, cucumber slices, parmesan noodles

Tuesday – breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast and fruit smoothies

Wednesday – bbq’d hot dogs and coleslaw

Thursday – baked spaghetti with garlic bread and salad

Friday – fish tacos with Baja sauce

As always, I’m linking up over at Org Junkie.

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