I am a big fan of family communication, as well as giving children responsibilities and some input into family life. And this applies to meal planning as well.
What would happen if you gave over the task of meal planning to the children of the family, just for one week?
Think about it, here’s an opportunity to introduce discussions about nutrition (making good choices), time management (selecting meals which are achievable), budgeting (they could even do research about costs) and consideration for others.
If this sounds too extreme, could you give over control for one day each week?
Remember, this is also an opportunity to delegate in the long term.