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Cutting through the dinner dilemma

Posted at 11:01 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 23:03:04-04

Family dinners at home can be fun, or frustrating.  Sometimes dinner can be a real dilemma.

 

"One of the biggest dramas that comes with home meals is the fact that you spend your time cooking a great meal and your kids say chicken again, broccoli again?"

 

Mia Redrick, the Mom Strategist knows she's got a family of five.

 

"One of the ways that I found to tame dinner drama is to bulk cook on the weekends, so that's when you have those busy times when you're at a sporting event for the children your work hours are later than usual you don't have to worry about cooking, you've already done that."

 

Another suggestion, get your kids in on the action.  You can use a family calendar and this could eliminate some complaints about the chicken.

 

"One of the things to combat that is to have your kids write down in advance what kind of food that they want to have and you'll be able to meet some of those wishes throughout the month."

 

While eating out is always an option, it's expensive and Redrick says you have to be careful because fast food and quick meals don't always add up to healthy choices.

However, a solution to that problem could be as simple as a phone call.

 

"Think right now about your favorite restaurant, family style and they  have great food that have healthy options and put them in your phone and when you find that day when you're at work a little too late call them, swing by and grab dinner."

 

With these few recommendations,  your dinner drama could become less like a soap opera and more like...

 

"I feel like at the dinner table my kids act like they're watching an episode of American Idol, tonight's dinner is a 5 or a 7!"