- Take it slowly. Eat the "old way" at least 3 days a week. That way, anyone who is cautious about trying new foods or foods prepared a different way will know there will be something they are used to tomorrow or the next day.
- Be creative. Try to find recipe recreations of foods that you know your family enjoys.
- Be willing to accept some flops. You may find a recipe that costs only $1.00 to make, but if no one eats it and ends up snacking to fill their still-hungry stomachs, are you really saving any money?
- Step outside your comfort zone. If you are used to relying on a lot of canned and convenience foods, understand that you may have to adjust your role in the kitchen. And the best way to start doing that is to just jump in with both feet.
- Let everyone who is able help in meal preparation and meal planning. We all know that children are more likely to eat things they have had a hand in helping to prepare or plan, but the same is also true for husbands.
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