Deciding what you and your family eat every day should not be a source of stress. It should be a happy time for you to refuel and share about your day.
Keep it simple
Simple done well is often better than a complex recipe done not so well and probably less stressful. Think omelettes, bangers and mash, fish finger sandwiches and our family fav - steamed spinach, poached egg and smoked German sausage. Delicious.
Eat similar meals
When you think about how much time you spend thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch, what you're going to cook for dinner, or what you need to pick up at the supermarket, it’s clear that food is not always simple. Try taking a minimal approach to the weeks menu by eating the same breakfast and lunch all week and have 2 or 3 dinner choices that rotate throughout the week. If your family complains, let them know it’s an experiment and then talk about it at the end of the week.
Ask for ideas
Just like a DJ gets bored of playing the same songs, you probably get bored of making the same meal which means everyone else is probably bored of eating them! So why not ask for special requests? I bet there's an old family favorite that you've forgotten about or someone has seen a twist to a classic on Pinterest that you could try.
Share the load
If you're always the one who does the bulk of the cooking, ask for help. Your loved ones won't mind and it may make them appreciate how much you do. They may even offer to make 1 or 2 meals a week, givng you more time to relax.