Sending Out A Recipe SOS {A Tale of Redundancy}

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.

Do you have any go-to recipes you would like to share to get me out of this rut?

Any favorite websites or cookbooks (or ideas!) you use in order to meal plan and expose your family to different recipes?



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