I am going through that phase
all moms go through. The “we eat the same thing all the time” phase. I have one child who will eat anything and one who would choose to live on pasta and broccoli forever. (I bet you’ve all been through a similar phase if you have little ones!)
My dilemma is I have gotten into a redundant cooking cycle, and I don’t know how to get out of it.
I find myself cooking the same foods over and over each week. This is partly because it is easy, partly because I know they will eat it. We do implement the “You don’t have to like it, but you do have to try it,” rule – and it works. I have no issue with asking my children to try new foods. My problems are: (A) I am tired of cooking the same foods, and (B) it is hard to ask my kids to try new foods when they aren’t offered. Right?
I absolutely love Tara’s idea of making a chart of which foods to choose from for your meal. This chart is so helpful when I allow the kids to chose what they would like to eat. I also love this idea of allowing your children to help in the kitchen with cooking in order to branch out and try new foods.
With school right around the corner, I would like to plan and have a menu for the week – just not the same menu each week. I know there is a limitless amount of information on the internet on recipes and ideas. I just don’t know where to start.
Wow, what a powerful post. I totally agree with you. Thank you for your tips, that ‘just show up’ idea really made me rethink some things. Thank you!!