When you are planning meals for others do not be a short order cook, have a calm plan.
If you have the responsibility to plan meals for your family, ask yourself, “How much of your time, energy and composure is used up every night making multiple meals for your family?
If you are trying to cater to every taste by preparing different dishes as if you are a restaurant, but a needless and a stressful burden otherwise.
Granted unless someone in your family has a food allergy or intolerance, it is wise to adopt a policy of one meal for the entire family. However, stick to it! Giving in to convenience foods is not good either.
One solution is to make a master list of all the foods everyone likes. Yes, if you are not sure, ask. Your family will enjoy the chance to input their preferences.
To maintain a stress free meal, let good nutrition rule.
Skillfully encourage finicky eaters to try new things by not spoiling them with alternatives. Also, prepare foods in ways more palatable to them, (like pouring melted cheese over broccoli)
Take the time and a little effort to experiment with new recipes and note what works.
A little effort and care up front can pay off in fewer culinary squabbles and less stressful evenings later on.
These suggestions are part of creating a calmer lifestyle. for more go to ask Ellen