Welcome to Meal Plan Monday, our weekly feature where we talk all things Meal Plan.
So, the other week I wrote about going off plan. I thought it was going to be nice to have a break from meal planning. I thought it would give me and Erin a bit more freedom and a bit less stress. That only sort of happened though.
I was a lot more relaxed about what Erin ate at each meal, pretty much winging it every day unless we had plans with friends. While it was sort of nice, it didn’t work out for the better.
I feel like without a plan Erin didn’t eat as much of a varied diet as she was before. Toast played a bit part in breakfast whereas normally she would only have that once a week. Erin also had more sandwiches for lunch than she would normally have. Again, she only normally gets this once or twice a week as I don’t like her to have too much bread.
Without our meal plan I feel like Erin ate too much of the same all week. I know she didn’t get as much in the way of fruit and veg as she would have normally. We were also super busy last week so this involved eating out a couple of times as well. Luckily, one of our meals out was at Giraffe so Erin could have something lovely and healthy instead of the normal fish fingers and chips.
So, this week we’re back to having a bit more routine and a bit more of a plan. We’re super busy again though and Erin’s nap times are still not regular so we’ll have to see how it goes.
Does anyone have any tips on how to stick to a healthy meal plan for a toddler when you’re really busy at not home much?