Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Menus...

Over the past month Justin and I have been making menus. We decided that it would help us save money and eat better. I do believe it has done both!  And to my surprise it has encouraged Ian to try new things! He helps us make them menus each week so he is aware of what we are going to have and he has a say in it. 

Here is an example of a few of our menus that we have done.

Menu from the week of April 29, 2012:
Monday - mac n' cheese (animal shapes), turkey sausage (called them hot dogs for Ian's sake), veggie or fruit
Tuesday - sandwiches and fruit
Wednesday - grilled sliders and sweet potato fries
Thursday - Pancakes and fruit
Friday - home made pizza
Saturday and Sunday - left overs

Menu from the week of May 27, 2012:
Monday - grilled hot dogs and fruit
Tuesday - quesadillas
Wednesday - grilled chicken, rice and zucchini
Thursday - pancakes with fruit
Friday - sandwiches with sweet potato fries
Saturday and Sunday - left overs

As you can see we re-use many of the meals each week. I let Ian help me make many of these so that he has more of a reason to eat it. He loves home made pizza night because he can pick out his own toppings! 

Do you make menus? If so what are some of your kid friendly meals?

1 comment:

Cathy said...

How fun! It looks about right for a kid friendly menu. The pancakes with fruit made me laugh. I don't think it gets any better than that for the boys.