I call my husband a “meat & meat” kinda guy, never enough meat. He is picky too, but getting better. So I can relate to the struggle. Things have gotten better little by little. Now if I can just get him to eat more fish 🙂
I make something with him in mind, things I know he loves (or will love if it’s a new dish) twice a week.
2-3 x a week I make vegetarian, if I think it’s not substantial enough for him I will cook up a side of sausage for him to eat with his. Or I plan it so that there is leftover meat from another night for him to have along side the vegetarian main.
We are going out of town at the end of the month so I just made a menu using things I already have (+ a small weekly produce shop) to get us through August. The result is a basic, easy to prepare menu that is meat focused.
Broiled flank steak with horseradish, farro salad & roasted zucchini
(leftover) Steak tacos, corn on the cob, cabbage slaw
Ravioli with asparagus, peas, herbs, lemon & cream (V) (sausage for hubs)
Spicy roasted chickpea, sweet potato, & veggie bowl with sesame & lemon (V)
Pork chops with carrot & beet salad
Pasta w/cabbage & bacon, salad
Spanish chickpeas & rice with smoked sausage, artichokes & lemon
Beef & basil stir fry over rice, cucumber salad
“Healthy” Turkey Sloppy Joes (“healthy” because they have minced veggies & beans hidden in the mix)
Spinach & chickpea masala (V) (S for hubs)
Turkish spiced chicken thighs over herbed lentils with cucumber & radish salad.
Cuban black bean soup with tomato, onion & herb salad (V)
Salmon cakes with roasted veggies & orzo
Beans & cornbread, tomato salad (V)
Ginger Pork meatballs in coconut broth, rice
Chopped steak, roasted cauliflower
Pasta with tuna & anchovies, salad
Pork tenderloin, frozen veg, egg noodle
(Leftover) Pork tacos, cabbage slaw
Pasta with pesto, slow roasted tomatoes, white bean salad (V)