It happens to the best of us particularly when we get too busy, stressed, distracted, etc. What am I talking about? The dinner rut, of course.
Unfortunately, boring your family members isn't the only negative consequence of eating the same meal over and over again. Too much menu monotony can sometimes lead to an imbalance of nutrients...
In our house, we get stuck on homemade pizza and breakfast for dinner. (I mean, really, when don't you want pancakes for dinner?) And although I tried to incorporate healthy foods into each of these meals (veggies on the pizza; fruit in the pancakes), the sad fact of the matter is that dinner ruts cause us to miss out on several important food groups and nutrients.
To ensure maximum nutrition for your family, you should try to maintain a varied diet rich in whole grains, calcium, fruits, vegetables, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Moreover, make sure that the food sources you use to get these nutrients differ; for example, don't always eat chicken for protein or green beans for your vegetable. By mixing and matching you are better able to ensure that you are getting the complete nutrition you need. After all, variety is the spice of life. (Or something cheesy like that.)
Do you get stuck on breakfast for dinner? How do you ensure maximum nutrition for your family?