Confession: I'm having trouble with dinner. More often than not Adam and I scramble around the kitchen cutting up fruits, veggies, and cheese, and feeding them to our daughter. But that's not dinner, that's a snack. In fact, she eats the same snack-like things almost every day: cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, crackers, yogurt, bananas. Sometimes we'll throw in some pizza or burger for good measure.
Another confession: I eat almost the same thing every day. So should I be concerned that Lily isn't getting the full spectrum of dinner options?
Before going to the grocery store, I try to make a schedule of what we'll eat each night to take the guesswork out of the 5 o'clock scramble. The trouble I'm having stems from Adam working a lot. A whole lot. Like he hasn't eaten with us most nights last week or this week. My usual routine when he's gone involves eating a bowl of cereal or cutting up some cheese and fruit or making a salad. These aren't the best options for Lily (and they aren't really dinner either).
So I'm wondering, how do you handle dinner when you have a little person to feed and just yourself? Any suggestions for easy, kid-friendly dinners are welcome.