In our house tonight we are having an easy peasy casserole with chicken, rice and cream of mushroom soup with sliced pears and raw baby carrots. Easy, delicious, relatively low fat...
So what is the problem you may ask (because dinner time in our house is ALWAYS a problem).
The problem is that one of my kids always doesn't like something.
Z loves the rice - A does not.
A loves the mushrooms - Z does not.
They will both eat the fruit and vegetable (which is why it is all RAW and not even steamed).
I can do nothing right when it comes to dinner. Unless we are making macaroni and cheese every night of the week I am screwed.
Kirby and I are trying to lose some weight (TRYING is the operative word). This means the meals need to be a little healthier around here. I'm not saying we need to cut out anything or even mac and cheese completely - but we do need to make an effort.
I am taking any and all ideas you have for a healthy, easy, kid friendly meal.
**Edited to add: A asked, as I was dishing the casserole onto his plate, "EEEWWW, WHAT IS THAT?" Neither even took two bites of their casserole (even though Z said "I KNOW I am going to like this) but they did finish their pear and carrots. Z even had a few bites of the lobster that we got as a Christmas present (more on that later).
And, after having a discussion with Kirby last night about trying to lose weight, he brought out the cookies as soon as he was finished his dinner. I swear, it is a losing battle in this house.**