I don’t understand why, if kids like chicken, vegetables, and pasta, individually, why do they HATE them if they’re mixed together?  One night at dinner this week we had an epic battle.
Normally, I’m pretty easy going if the kids don’t like something, and I’m content if they’ll just try 2 or 3 bites of it.
However, this week I stood my ground, probably since I had a parental “flash forward” to my kids being all grown up, and surviving on only pizza or pasta!  Now I know that’s an exaggeration, BUT sometimes it feels like that’s all they like.  I keep throwing words of encouragement at them like, “You know, every two weeks you get entirely new tastebuds; so you might like it this time…”
Not sure they’re buying it… but they did have to finish at least half of their portion this time. 😈
How do you deal with picky eaters???

This weeks menu plan is bound to have some family pleasing choices, even a couple variations on kids’ favorites, like pizza and sloppy joes!  So enjoy!

, Menu Plan for the Week, Taco Pizza
Grocery list:  Pizza dough ingredients, pasta sauce, ground beef, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and taco seasoning

, Menu Plan for the Week, Copycat Berry Almond Grilled Chicken Salad
Grocery list:  Mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, Asiago cheese, almonds, chicken breast and raspberry vinaigrette

, Menu Plan for the Week, Beef and Spinach Pasta
Grocery list: Ground beef, spinach, pasta, garlic, tomato puree, beef broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and Mozzarella cheese

, Menu Plan for the Week, Cashew Sesame Noodles
If you’ve never tried this recipe, you must,
especially if you’re in the mood for some Asian inspired flavors!

, Menu Plan for the Week, 4 Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna
Grocery list:  Ground beef, pasta sauce, ravioli and mozzarella cheese
This is like traditional lasagna, but without all the work!

, Menu Plan for the Week, 3 Ingredient Sloppy Joe Cups
Grocery list:  Ground turkey or beef, sloppy joe sauce and biscuits

My dessert of the week choice is this light, fluffy and delicious Icebox Lemon Angel Food Cake!

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It’s light and refreshing, and a wonderful combination!

If you’d like some further meal ideas, click on the links below for breakfast and lunch inspiration: , Menu Plan for the Week,

Breakfast ideas

Lunch ideas

If you need any printables to help you in your meal planning and grocery shopping, go here!

Have a great week!

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