Meal times should be easy but sometimes we need help with a meal timetable for the family. Perhaps you are a busy working mum, or you need some inspiration when it comes to getting your children and family to eat right. You could simply need ideas to avoid rice everyday and need a healthy Nigerian diet.
A typical mum decides to prepare a meal timetable for her family comprising hubby, 2 year old and herself. As she said “I thought it was a brilliant idea and it should be relatively easy, after all, I knew what I wanted – a well-balanced meal timetable that was delicious and nutritious comprising of both African and non-African dishes’.
But Alas, she started and realized that it was actually a lot more difficult than she had anticipated. Wanting to create a timetable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week. Breakfast was not too difficult but having to think of different meals for lunch and dinner was another story. (Note she did not want rice to feature more than once a week – trying to cut down).
Apart from drawing a blank after day 3, she felt that the choices in Lagos are limited? She wanted a variety at affordable prices and easy to prepare meals as she has no cook, has only a nanny and works 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. This sounds like a lot of LagosMums!
So what do people eat at home? Is anyone willing to share their meal timetable?
Meals do not have to be boring nor should you have to eat rice everyday. Here is a sample meal timetable list, where rice is only once a week.
Sample Meal TimeTable
- Rice and Stew
- Noodles, mixed vegetables, meat
- Fried plantain + stew
- Pasta and sauce
- Sandwich (with titus and boiled egg)
- Chicken and chips
- Amala + Ewedu/Ila
- sweet potato and vegetable sauce
- Pounded yam + stew/Green salad with fish or chicken
- CousCous and sauce / Asaro (Yam Pottage) and stew
LagosMums put together a meal timetable that helps you get an idea on how to incorporate healthy eating into your child’s timetable and for the whole family.
Fill the form and Download the LagosMums Family Meal Timetable For more meal ideas.
For more ideas check out the various recipes here.