One family of meat lovers learned how to cut back on their consumption of animal products, without sacrificing flavor at mealtime.
Strategy 1: Get the Whole Family Involved
To keep kids' dinnertime strikes to a minimum, Blatner advised the Zabinskis to give everyone a voice by letting each family member choose a particular meal—and the day to have it. They collaborated on a weekly meal chart and posted it on the fridge. That meant there was no question about what was for dinner. Everyone was in the loop. (It also was a handy way to organize grocery shopping.) "At first, I thought it would be crazy-hard trying to follow a meal plan, but it actually made me feel more relaxed knowing what was for dinner each night," mom Dianna says.