How many different meals do you cook at your place? I love this stat that in British homes, the average number of meals is just six – and they’re eaten every week. Probably even on the same night!
I suspect it’s a case of tired parents serving up what they know will be eaten. Which is totally understandable, but it does make introducing new foods incredibly tricky. To avoid the ‘but I don’t eat that’ argument from the kids, try to keep your weekly meal list varied and attempt something new at least once a week. Your chances of success will be highest by keeping the new dinners in the realm of some current favourites. If they like spag bol, try out a lasagna. If they like lasagna, try some cannelloni. If they like pizza, try quesadillas etc etc. Familiar enough, but slowly moving them into different areas.
With that in mind, this week’s meal plan is full of dishes that you might not normally consider, but I highly recommend, both in terms of flavour and interest.
Meat-free Monday, try out some vegetarian bolognaise.
Bring paprika into their pallettes, with some beef goulash.
Sneak in a serve of fish with these salmon filo cigars.
Take the curry challenge with this creamy & mild chicken curry.
Relax. Drink wine. Make toasties or scrambled eggs, then give them fruit icecream.
Going well team! Today’s challenge – pork & tofu!
Ok, you’re done. Keep everyone happy with burgers (well, lentil burgers, actually).
Would your family eat any of these? And how many meals are on your current roster of dinners? I’d be curious to know.
And don’t forget, you can buy the Vegie Smugglers Meal Plans e-book for your ipad or kindle, here.