Our guide to a good organization of children’s meals

The organization of meals during the week for a family with children is a legitimate concern. We all want to offer our children a varied, balanced, economical diet that does not require us to spend hours in the kitchen. To achieve this, no secrets, everything goes through a family organization of everyday life.

The organization of the meals of the week

The organization of the meals of the week

Have you noticed that the beginning of the week is easy to organize, especially if you cook a lot on weekends but it spoils on Wednesday?

To avoid being trapped, start by reasoning as a meal when you go shopping. If you have time, plan your menus for the week before you go shopping. Do not hesitate to take inspiration from the menus of the week that we offer every Friday with the shopping list for 5 courses. They are adapted to each season and to a family.

If you don’t want to plan your menus over the week, consider buying smart. For example, when you buy pasta, think about the accompaniment so as not to eat butter pasta all week. Think of proteins (meat, fish, and eggs), vegetables by mixing those that are consumed quickly with those that keep more, such as squash for example. The idea is to be able to create dishes simply by mixing your purchases.

Anticipate the preparation of your meals by cooking in advance. Get inspired by the Batch Cooking method, which consists of preparing every Sunday a set of bases to assemble every night of the week. Convenient, isn’t it? 

Rescue dishes for lazy days

Rescue dishes for lazy days

Every organization has its flaws and the secret is to have in mind a few backup dishes to have when you don’t have much left in stock and you haven’t planned anything.

To you the ravioli of the trade of good quality, the pasta with pesto in a jar, a soup already ready homemade or bought (there are very good ones in jars in the organic department or frozen or scrambled eggs to serve on bread with fresh herbs, or even a remnant of vegetables.

Organizational tips for a large family

Organizational tips for a large family

The organization is also the key, first of all for the races and for the meals to anticipate. Take some time to prepare basics, such as Bolognese sauce in large quantities, cereals, roasted vegetables, grilled chicken to serve on a salad or with cereals, etc. Another idea? a curry sauce to be prepared in large quantities. Simply add shrimp, chicken, legumes, and/or vegetables for a complete meal that is quick to assemble.

Also abuse the rescue dishes, as advised above, and take care of your stocks of cans, frozen bases (raw vegetables to make a quick soup or to accompany cereals, pasta sauces, etc.).

Our meal ideas for children

Our meal ideas for children

Nothing worse than cooking on a daily basis, without having any ideas. Here are some of them to get started and please the whole family.

A quiche or tuna quiche to serve with carrot sticks for example if your children are not a fan of salads. We really like these mini quiches whose base is a tortilla. It’s easy, fast, and original.

The essential potatoes or sweet potato fries, a real pleasure to share, just like homemade nuggets or homemade breaded fish.

Fan of gratin? We have a lot for you, like this cauliflower gratin, this version of sweet potato gratin, or this pasta gratin that appeals a lot to children.

Abuse the purees that it is enough to decorate with homemade tuna rillettes for example or a good artisanal ham. See our mashed potato or that mashed sweet potato that appeals a lot to young children.

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