Mac n Cheese for you. Chicken nuggets for you. Chicken and broccoli for me. Quesadilla for you. 🧀🥦🍕 We often have a lot of different food preferences and styles of eating within our families. We might have children (or parents) that are adventurous, more selective, like sauces, like plain food.
It can be really hard to make a meal that suits everyone. And it can be really easy to get into the pattern of being a short-order cook.
I get it! You want everyone to eat. You don't want to hear complaining. You don't want to waste food. You just want to get through the meal!
👉🏽In comes --> deconstructed and family style meals.
You might serve taco bowls and everyone can eat them however they want. In fact, my kids usually eat bean cheese tacos with nothing else on them and chips and guac. My hubby and I either make tacos with more "stuff" or taco salad with all the things... chips, beans, meat, veggies, etc.
I love doing this with most of our meals. There are times when we have a more pre-assembled dinner, such as enchiladas or soup, but overall, I try to serve meals in their individual components so each person can get what they need and we all have one meal.
Another plus is that kids are exposed to more foods and they see others eating them. Exposure, without pressure, lends itself to them eventually trying new things over time.
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