Our family eats a lot, more than the average anyway. High metabolism combined with active, growing children make a chore out of planning and preparing enough food (without restocking at the grocery store several times a week).
It is a daily challenge to prepare a nutritious meal that it is ready before my kids fill up on after school snacks. I have shared some ramblings on this topic in this piece I wrote for mothering.com:
I know you may be facing similar challenges so I thought I might as well start sharing a little bit about what I will be cooking at our house from week to week, so that you could get some inspiration - or better yet maybe you can give me some good ideas!
Here's what I am planning on cooking this week:
Monday: Rice Bowls
brown rice, a can of chili beans, pan fried steak strips, lettuce, cilantro, guacamole, tomato, cheese & chips
Tuesday: Burgers & Salad
frozen chicken burgers, frozen turkey burgers, buns, pickles, & green salad
Wednesday: Pasta & Salad
rigatoni noodles, crumbled Italian sausage, parmesan cheese, garden pasta sauce, frozen breadsticks, & green salad
Thursday: Fish Tacos
baked Alaskan cod fish, tortilla wraps, coleslaw, & tomatoes
Friday: Fried Rice
brown rice, frozen peas and carrots, scrambled eggs, orange chicken, & cream cheese wontons
I would love to hear what you are cooking too!