Strategizing ways to avoid complaints about food is my main hobby. My other hobby is avoiding high blood glucose. Toward that, at the beginning of every school year, I get jazzed up about planning meals. This is my latest attempt.
People here brainstormed a list of things they would eat. Then we lovingly designed trading cards for some of the things. Then a smart friend gave me a piece of decorative Japanese paper. This became a meal planning board. It is in one corner of our magnet board.
I like this system because:
- It is where everyone can see it, so theoretically a person could feel some sense of ownership/control over their mealtime fate (vs. old system/a notebook);
- It reminds me of what I am doing/what foods are in the house (= less waste);
- The magnets let me move things around as needed, without scribbling out or making arrows all over a document;
- I can consult the stack of not-currently-in-use index cards for help remembering what things people said they would eat;
- I love the piece of Japanese paper and it allows me to look at and/or interact with it regularly.
As time passes, I’m writing names of more things my people will eat on plain index cards. We don’t have time to color right now. It’s September! If I rip a recipe out of a magazine, I stick it on the board too. The raggedy-ness of the new additions is not soul-crushing, because everything looks nice against the Japanese paper.
To complete this project, you will need:
Pretty paper (1)
Index cards (one pack)
List of things your people will eat
FOOD THINGS TO REMEMBER ANOTHER DAY:
We loved these cream cheese-filled carrot cake muffins (net 4g CHO) and then also these cream cheese-filled carrot cake muffins (I skipped the streusel) which are sweetened with honey (net more g CHO) instead of Swerve, but I still used Swerve in the cream cheese for the centers (net slightly less g CHO).