From whatever year children begin express food preference (2005?) – October 2013, each Sunday plan out one week dinners composition book expressly this purpose. Incorporate each family member’s ideas. Grocery shop accordingly. Many tacos. Very organize.
System change this fall. (Whirlwind misfortune.*) Throw off course**.
Lucky Bigfoot live in proximity genius. Peek over shoulder, swipe good ideas from similar-lifestyle friend:
Use a big dish with three sections for snacks. The snack could be carrot sticks, peanuts, and berries. It could be apples, cheese, and crackers. It could be brownies, cigarettes, and Red Vines. Something about it having three sections helps it feel like a cocktail party and helps the person making the snack—who might otherwise be out of breath/ideas after setting out two snacky things—push through the wall to think of a third thing
Always have kale salad for dinner, plus whatever else. The kale salad bar includes: kale (baby kale as-is or adult kale cut in slivers), tiny diced celery, shallots, apples, carrots, peppers, cucumbers. Raisins or other dried fruits, walnuts, the Tangerine Dressing from Whole Foods, and a jam jar of ACV/honey/olive oil. Everyone makes their own salad
- Cook sweet potatoes the size of footballs in advance, while you have the oven on for something else. Store in fridge, re-heat as needed
Eat sweet potatoes with avocados/eggs/anything and they count as a real dinner and you count as a real adult
Or this swiped scenario: Sweet Potato Sundae Bar on Ben & Birdy.
For sweet potato lover/major eater, this book.
*On one hand, situation here not so bad. Other hand, it worst ever this person’s memory. Cue tiny violin.
**We can still have tacos. They’re gluten free (I think). It’s just the organization part of things that has fallen by the wayside, so we never seem to have all of the things at once