Families differ in a lot of ways especially on how meals are served and how food is consumed.
For my part, I grew up in a big family and I have become what I am now because of the lavish meals we ate together during almost of our mealtimes – lavish for the fact that every meal was an almost complete course. My mom would always see to it we had soups, a main course, veggies, and sometimes a dessert too!
I always remembered my youngest brother complained on how tired he was from eating vegetables from the garden and how he wished to have black forest cake instead of a home-made rice cake mom prepared.
My memories with regards to food were for every individual to be healthy and get nourished. It was also a moment when my siblings and I bragged about what we had achieved in school that day! Just like that! I never asked of anything else to be served and was content with what we had and what was served at the table. It made me giggle now to realize that my youngest brother was right then!
But back then I think the world was less complicated, and I hadn’t been exposed to online food delivery, instant food delivery, restaurants, fast food chains and many other instant ways to buy food.
Here are lavish ideas to create nutritious food for your big family.
Plan your menus all the time
Planning your menus ahead will allow you to save more time and prepare appetizing booster foods that your family will love. Or a simple survey of the members of your family on what they want for dinner will also be a smart idea and a helpful way to come up with suggestions on what to cook.
Be creative and don’t throw away leftovers
Mostly during dinner we tend to eat less and we usually throw away the leftovers. Recycle leftover food and be a creative cook. For example, if you had fried chicken last night and still have 4 -5 pieces left, create a pasta with a white sauce topped with the chicken shreds or a fresh garden salad with shredded leftover chicken. You can create another nutritious recipe from a leftover when you are let yourself be inventive and creative.
Bake easy-to-do cakes, pancakes and pastries for snacks and desserts
There could be no other nutritious alternative than to have healthy and home-made cooking instead of junk foods, especially for the kids. Children always have a sweet tooth so they enjoy cupcakes and cookies. There are easy-to-prepare ingredients in the market today for trouble-free baking goodies. So bake your oatmeal cookies now!
There is always fun and enjoyment when everyone in the family is eating well and healthy. Everyone is entitled to live a healthy lifestyle and to eat the nutritious food that is required to keep our bodies fit. Also mealtimes should be considered as family time where everyone should talk and share their thoughts, feelings, opinions and just about anything under the sun.