If your family is anything like ours every person probably has a favorite meal. I’m sure that almost everyone has a different favorite meal from each other. In our house, my favorite is homemade pizza. My son’s favorite is a yummy burrito. My daughter’s favorite meal includes healthy orange flavored chicken. Byron, my hubby, his favorite is any kind of homemade green juice, and stir fry.
As you see we ALL have different favorites. This means that if I was making a “Family Favorite Meal Plan” that I’d instantly have 4 different dinners that I could put on my weekly meal plan, and look how easy that was!
How To Make A Family Favorite Meal Plan
Let everyone in your household tell you their favorite meals, 5-10 of them. Compile a list of their favorites and use those meals to fill in your weekly meal plan chart. This type of plan will help you make sure that at least one night a week your picky eater is pleased, or it will just let everyone know they are special and loved.
To be clear, sit down and “interview” each member of your family. Ask them to name 5-10 of their favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack foods. Record this list on a piece of paper. After you complete this list you should have a list of a ton of options that you can just plug into your weekly meal plan. Each day you can choose from the list to make sure that everyone gets some of their favorites throughout the week. If I were you I’d do this before my weekly trip to the grocery store so that I can make sure I have all the ingredients I need for the week.
One fun thing we have in our house is a plate that says “My Special Day.” You can use a plate like this, or any special colored or designed plate you have lying around your house. For fun, try to serve a meal on it to the person whose favorite meal is being served. They’ll feel special. Everyone will have the plate at least one day or meal a week!
Just imagine…making a meal plan this way takes the guess work out of what your family likes to eat. It also saves you time because you will instantly have a list of at least 10++ breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas to pull from. All you do is pluck one of the options off of your family favorites list, and plop it onto your Fit Moms Fit Kids FREE weekly healthy meal plan template.
That’s it! Super easy!
You will be relieved knowing you’ve planned good healthy meals for your family that you know they will LOVE, because they are their favorites!!
Come back later this week, I’ll share another of my favorite ways to meal plan!