I can totally relate. :) I have a dh and 5 kids (oldest is 14, youngest is 16 months) - all who have different needs from mine.
What I do (usually) is cook a lean protein, and a fair amount of it (leftovers are great when we have them). Add in a healthy carb (whole wheat pasta, mashed sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, etc). Two vegetables (usually a salad and a cooked veggie). I make sure that I eat lots of veggies, go easy on the carbs, and get an appropriate portion for whatever the protein is.
Lunches, soups work great, or when it's warmer, lots of salads with lots of veggies and a protein. I'll throw in a big pan of cornbread or something to fill up my super hungry kids and make sure I don't touch it - or if I do, a very small piece.
I don't like meatloaf, personally, but I will sometimes make a huge batch of mini meatloaves (I make them about the size of two regular-ish meatballs) so I can put different sauces on them. Those hang out in the fridge for my guys to grab. If I make that for a main course for them, I'll make sure there's some leftover chicken, or I'll scramble some egg beaters, for me.
Do your kids cook?
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