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This menu would give my family scurvy.
I cook 5 meals every night
Hubby loves meat
I am vegetarian
Master 3 has coeliac
Master 6 has autusim
Miss 5 is a bitch
I write one at the start of the week so I can get everything I need in one shopping trip I do change it up every week I don't think I could serve the same menu week after week
You eat that week after week?
That menu is just non feasible to sustain. It is as boring as. My family would go nuts if I had that as a constant menu.
I work 50 hours a week
Hubby works 70 hours a week
Kids are aged 3 and 6
Time to jump down off your moral high horses
That is not very healthy at all. We have fresh healthy food, We are so lucky to have some much FRESH FOOD, seafood, beef, pork, chicken, veges, fruit, nuts, dairy here. Buy it, learn to cook. Its better and cheaper to cook from scratch, with fresh food.
Monday through to Friday is Hello Fresh.
Saturday is either take out, eat out or a friend's place.
Sunday is chicken tacos
We have homemade nuggets and schnitzel as back up with chips and steam veg.
I use the nuggets as backup. I make them from chicken breast.
I also have fish fingers (my youngest doesn't like them) and ham which I put with macaroni cooked in chicken stock (my kids are a little odd). I don't feel guilty about it as my kids do eat fruit after dinner and will always have some veg with dinner.
My kids are 4 and 5.
I have a 4 week rotating menu and I let the kids choose which meals go where. The meal lists are in groups of 1. Red meat 2. Vegetarian 3. White meat 4. Fish and 5. Takeaway. Every week must have at least 1 of every list and takeaway is always on Sunday. Every week I put that weeks meal plan on the fridge so everyone knows what’s for dinner. There is no complaining because they chose the meals and it’s easy to shop for the week.
I find if I plan the whole week I don't feel like it by day three and want to change my plan
Mine is pretty flexible but I have the same things I cook weekly and other things I cook occasionally.
I usually do a monthly meal plan that also has a bit of flexibility if needed. We have the following most weeks:
Homemade subway night
Meat and veg
Meat and salad wraps/bowls
Take away night
Sausages and veg/bbq
I bulk cook things like shredded meat for taco/wraps/salad bowls, bolognese sauce, lasagna etc... that we freeze and use as it’s planned.
For example, on a Sunday I almost always do either a bolognese sauce batch or shredded meat in slow cooker batch. We’ll then have that item for dinner, plus freeze portions to use over the next 2-3 weeks.
We both work full time and have 2 x teens.
I do a big shop and let my family make their own meals. I have one who only eats meat and vegetables, one who eats anything, one vegan, and a pescetarian who doesn't eat dairy but does eat eggs. I tell them what I am having and they either have the same or make their own.