How to get your husband to help with meal planning

A simple way to get more help in the kitchen: have a meal plan that looks like this!

Monday: Crockpot Chicken & Quinoa

Tuesday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Wednesday: Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad

Thursday: Crispy Quinoa Vegetable Bake

While I didn’t plan this week’s meals as payback for being the only meal planner in the house, B saw the list and said, “Wow, I am really going to have to start helping!” He is such a meat & potatoes person that anything adventurous (quinoa & veggies = adventurous) makes him a little wary. In his defense, though, he does try most of what I make (with the exception of the Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad), and generally admits that they are “not bad,” which I choose to take as a veiled compliment.

Maybe, like the babies, I just have to keep reintroducing these foods to him until they are not strange anymore and then he’ll be as big a fan as I am (ha). Quinoa is already starting to grow on him…either that, or he’s just resigned to the fact that it’s a staple in the house! This was an unusually heavy quinoa week, but I just find it such an easy go-to, especially since I am not a heavy meat-eater. And since I am the only one who does the planning and the cooking, that means I have free reign over all meals! At least, in my mind it does, mwahaha…


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6 responses to “How to get your husband to help with meal planning

  1. OMG this totally made me crack up!! Sounds very familiar! Quinoa is the new chicken lol. I’d eat at your house!

    • Ha, I would eat at yours too, except on your seafood days, so warn me about those ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had the Quinoa Vegetable Bake yesterday and Caroline had seconds, Audrey finished hers (with prompting), and even Brian said it was okay (after he separated the zucchini). Win? I love 18-24 month olds – they eat everything you put in front of them!

  2. I’ve just stopped asking permission first. Jason “hates” hot “lettuce” (spinach/chard/whatevs)…but when I’m getting pounds of leafy greens in our CSA box each week? Well, momma can only eat so many salads!

    • Haha! Hot lettuce!

      I’m with you – it’s already hard enough to plan meals around what I think the girls will eat let alone what Brian decides he can stomach! That’s how I “got away” with four quinoa meals this week–I just didn’t ask his input. If I’m working full-time AND doing the cooking, you will get what you are served! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I love that you are taking it as a veiled compliment haha!! Your meals look delicious to me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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