1. This sounds a lot like me and my husband – for a while I was on a kick of all organic and as much alkalizing food as possible, while my hubby is very much a meat-and-potatoes guy with a fetish for Dr. Pepper. 🙂 We have both learned to compromise – I’ve decided that a meal truly enjoyed together can be good for the health, regardless of nutritional content, and he has expanded his palette to include an appreciation for a number of veggies. Thank God! That’s made meal planning so much easier.

    We use an online meal plan, which I usually alter a little depending on our tastes, schedule, and what we have around the house. I really like the idea of eating meatless at least once a week. And we also try to cook large meals and have leftovers for lunches throughout the week. Huge moneysaver! While our schedules and living arrangements right now make cooking from scratch a challenge, I look for the healthiest “convenient” options available – fruit cups (packed in natural juices or water) instead of pudding cups, cottage cheese or oatmeal for breakfast instead of sugary cereals, frozen vegetables instead of canned, etc. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I’m re-inspired to truly pour joy into the job of feeding my family. 🙂

    • Thanks! It sounds like you are off to a great start! Yes, there really are many convenient options available that can be made healthy, it takes a little work, but worth it when you know your family is healthy!

  2. All of those meals look great! I have been having a rather difficult time with meal planning and cooking lately. My husband and I are opposites also. I never eat red meat. The only kind of chicken he wants is fried. He won’t eat most vegetables! Your salad reminded me that I could make more salads. He will eat those. Not with all of the different lettuces that are good for you though. He asks if I picked those from the yard!

Let me know what you think!