Establish a rhythm of weekly meal planning.
Planning your meals in advance sets your household up for success.
This practice eliminates last minute worry and confusion. It makes sure everyone gets happily fed and helps you be more efficient (less trips to the store and less time in the kitchen).
We recommend you engage your family in the process, allowing them to vote or contribute ideas. This gives them ownership and helps everyone look forward to mealtime.
Many families also make or partially make a number of meals in advance. This enables you to skip that mad scramble in the kitchen at the end of the day and instead, gather around the meal around the table for an enjoyable and formative experience.