5 hours ago
When you hear "meal plan" you automatically think "health food", right? So you might be surprised to see that I have "fast food" on my meal plan (at least) once a week. It's a crucial part of how I keep balance in my life.
Because the kids (and my husband) LOVE going to the pool for open swim. And we cannot fit cooking, eating, AND swimming in between work and bedime so a sacrifice must be made. I'll happily trade a home cooked meal for a few hours of precious family fun time. Zero shame, zero guilt, but lots of love, laughter, and smooches!
Wednesday is our typical pool night so we had greasy burgers and crunchy onion rings at Steak n Shake last night. The kids had mini corn dogs, fries, and applesauce. Not my favorite thing to feed them, but seeing the smiles around the table and hearing the giggles in the pool make it worth it!
Plus they get filled to the brim with veggies during our daily happy hour anyway so I'm not worried about a few corn dogs. (Post about veggie happy hour coming soon!) #familycomesfirst #mealplanning #familytime #priorities #balancedlife #mealplan #everythinginmoderation #thisandthat #parentingwin