Meal Planning for Picky Eaters and Recipes are featured this week as part of our Weekly Meal Plan. Just so you know, this meal plan is not only for kids! Adults can be picky eaters too! There are printable menus available to help inspire your meal planning this week as well as a few helpful tips for feeding the pickiest eater in your household.
Tips for Meal Planning for Picky Eaters
- Kids thrive with schedules. Therefore, it helps to serve dinner at the same time every night. I know this can be hard with family schedules.
- Limit after school snacking. Instead, try to offer your child a small, healthy snack when they come home from school.
- Have them only drink water in between meals. Even milk could fill their bellies!
- Make dinner time family time. No TV, no phones or tablets at the table. Take the time to sit down with them at the table. Your children will love to see you enjoying a nutritious healthy meal.
- Get your child involved with helping you cook the meals. Even having the child set the table or sitting on a stool at the kitchen counter to watch you prepare the meal will help.
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Meal Planning Categories
This is just an example of how I like to meal plan. You could also incorporate a “leftover meal” or even “clean out the refrigerator” night. This is something we do at least once a week or every 10 days.
Assign each day of the week a different category and then plan a meal according to that category.
- Monday - Meatless, Vegetarian or even Leftovers from the weekend.
- Tuesday - Taco Tuesday or Mexican Recipe
- Wednesday - Chicken, Beef or Fish
- Thursday - Pasta or Italian Night
- Friday - Sandwiches and Soup
- Saturday - Pizza or Eat Out, Order In
- Sunday - Comfort Food Meal
- Monday - Easy Mac and Cheese - my kids love this recipe!
- Tuesday - Taco Bake from 3 Boys and a Dog
- Wednesday - Corn Dogs from The Typical Mom Blog
- Thursday - Kid Friendly Pasta Salad from Little Sunny Kitchen
- Friday - Chicken Noodle Soup with Turkey Cheese Roll Ups from Kristine's Kitchen
- Saturday - Bubble Pizza made with Grands Biscuits
- Sunday - Chicken Cutlet Parm with Spaghetti
Now, pick a side dish to serve with the recipes listed above. Side dishes should include potatoes or rice along with one or two veggies. A tossed salad with homemade ranch salad dressing is always nice too.
More Meal Planning Ideas
There are quite a few printables to help you get dinner on the table for your family. The Weekly Meal Plan Printable, Pantry List Essentials, even the Keto Friendly Food Lists are all available once you sign up for my weekly newsletter, you’ll be able to download and print them out.
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