So you’re going on a diet. The will to stick to it is one thing but the thought of making separate meals for everyone else who lives in your home is far more harrowing.
As a mother of a twelve-year-old boy, ten-year-old girl and with a husband ( his age I shall not disclose) – we are a household with varied tastes and nutritional needs. Before I dive into what works for me and my family in the food department- here’s a disclosure: I don’t believe in fad/crash diets that are time-bound and unsustainable where you are sometimes expected to cut out entire food groups.
I subscribe to the thought that a ‘healthy diet’ is a balanced one. Something that one can and should be able to broadly follow for life. In fact, I like to call it a lifestyle choice rather than a diet.
Here are a few things that I’ve learnt over the years that helped ensure that we are eating wholesome meals without having the cumbersome task of cooking separate things for each individual.