Meal Planning with Big Kids

It seems pretty straight forward and easy. Give them some recipes to pick from, some input on what the fridge and pantry hold, and voila – dinner is planned!

As you can see, this isn’t Calvin’s favorite task. The reason why I include him in meal planning is two fold. 1) I would like him to have some appreciation of the planning, time, and skills needed to do it successfully and 2) to give him some idea about dinner plans (and maybe he will eat better!). The video of our conversation is below.

Here is the method I use. Feel free to print or share this image!

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