Wow -- so many replies (so many homeschoolers here)!!
Thank you for sharing all your ideas, everyone.
ellenj, I love the meat on Sunday idea. Lunches on their own -- do you just keep sandwich fixings/leftovers on hand? Would you mind sharing your dinner rotation?
5underfoot, the idea of assigning things to the kids is great. The two I have at home yet (6yo & 8yo) are at the ages where they really want to help me. And the idea of planning tomorrow tonight is good. Right now, for the most part, I've simply been going day to day. But "just one" day ahead is an easy approach to handle!
Love the Lorax, I can relate! It's been a challenge at my house. My youngest actually prefers veg, fruit and rice (doesn't care for potatoes, though) -- but hubby insists she needs lots of meat/fat to stay healthy (Keep in mind, too, that he eats as if meat, dairy/fat and sugar are the base of his food pyramid, with veg being the occasional condiment at the top.)
So..... I'm definitely cooking two menus around here (meat as a "side" or condiment doesn't always cut it).
Determined and momof4, thank you for the meal ideas. Perfect!
Clary, I'd forgotten all about Sandie's Menu. I'm going to try to adapt that to all the ideas here (and to hubby, LOL!!). I love the reusable format she suggests.
I keep getting pulled back to the SAD way of eating because of pressure/no support. But I have to eat right for my health (psoriasis, migraines, etc).
The support/ideas here are wonderful -- as always!! Thank you, everyone!!