Every woman I have met always worries about what to cook for the day. If she has kids then that worry becomes huge! What for my kid to eat at breakfast? What’s for food to cook? What snack should I give my kids? Aren’t those questions something that stresses you too?
The constant stress of every mom
To be honest, I get anxious about thinking of all these questions… There are times that I have asked myself those questions that come to my mind and drive me crazy every day… Also, we should include that some important issues need special treatment like health problems, breastfeeding, losing weight… All those things should be considered to decide what to cook for the next day.
Another important issue to consider is the snacks for your kid. We give our children many useless snacks just because they prefer them to the healthier ones. Well, I think that this is something that we have taught them, a habit. They should indeed eat sometimes chocolate or sugar or sweets, but as the doctors advise us, not too often. So if we teach them to eat healthier snacks we will prevent them from bad health issues. It’s a little difficult, but it’s a decision we have to make and change our children’s habits.
There is only one solution!
I have to admit that I found very helpful the thought of the weekly programming. It helped me a lot. I just sit down every weekend, check my program for the next week and start to note in a list the cooking for the week to come. This is very helpful for many reasons. Mainly, not only I have stopped worrying 7 days a week about what to cook, but also when I do the shopping at the supermarket I know what I have to buy and I spend less.
About the supermarket thing, when I didn’t use the “cooking list” I just went there and if I hadn’t decided from home what to eat I used to buy a lot of things and I had to decide at home which one of those I could use. So, I had many things left in the storage. Sometimes they even ended up being thrown in the trash!
So, we made some lists for you to check and take those that you like to organize your weekly food and cooking schedule.
And for simpliest type of women…
Why is this planning important?
It is important to realize that the lists that organize the weekly menu and cooking do not only help us… They help the whole family.
Decide, select, print, organize meals and place the list in a place that the whole family can see. One such point is the refrigerator door. Your kids will just go and check what’s next to eat and they will also accept that they are not free to eat whatever they want. Your husband either will not bother you or he will help you make that program come true! For example, if you work some nights, dad and every child would know what to eat.
At that point, we should remind you of another post we had made about the Mediterranean diet, which is one of the healthiest ways of eating and living. We advise you to read it and we assure you that you will find it very useful and helpful to decide the things that you will give your family to eat.
Just give it a try and you will not regret it, I promise! You will start to live every day with less stress! This is very important for you and your family’s health.