I’m not a big foodie kind of person. Don’t get me wrong, I like to eat, but I’m not a kitchen guru, totally obsessed with the right flavour and texture of the moment. For me, it’s all about simple, cheap, and no fuss.
Unfortunately I’ve had to have a bit more thought on food, now with our eldest child having graduated to the big leauges of High School. 2 bus trips there and back each day make for a long time to keep his engine stoked. And it is a growing big engine. We have finally gotten him into Men’s size clothes and size 9 shoes. At 13, I wasn’t quite expecting it.
And yes, I have had many of the warning talks from other Mum’s, you’ll know about it when he starts to eat like a teenage boy, we couldn’t keep food in the house unless we hid it/nailed it down etc. and like everyone else I figured there was at least a small amount of exaggeration in there. Whoah. NO. My son, the giant in training, eats from the minute he gets up until we force him to go to bed at night. He’s a good kid, he’ll eat crackers, fruit, bread, anything that we ask him to. He doesn’t need junk. Which is all better for him as a good bowl of porridge will be better for him everytime than a packet of chips or a chocolate. But still, it just doesn’t stop.
So now, a real portion of everyday is dedicated to fuelling the beast within. Planning and preparing enough food to get him through the next day, and making sure there is something healthy, nutritious and low-fuss to keep him going in the meantime at home.
Popcorn has become my saviour. And I’m a fair way to addicted to it myself. Not the over preservatived microwave version. Genuine, heat some oil in a saucepan, add the popcorn and watch the magic happen popcorn. Fill up an airtight tub and watch it vanish before my eyes. Ok, not necessarily filling, but it’s fun, right?
So what other go-to snacks are there out there? What are we missing out on? Would love to hear your ideas!
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I’m starting to get a vision for how it will all look at the end of the year, and it’s already very exciting!
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Oh look at that handsome teenager, he’s really looking like quite the dapper little man. I can’t imagine how much food teens eat, my 8 year old is hungry from dawn to dusk as well! We do lots of granola and he’s loving oatmeal right now too 🙂
Great shot! I really don’t have any advice, since I’m about as non-foodie as you can get. Matthew’s just turned 12, and it seems like he’s finally growing like a weed after the longest time where I thought his little sister might pass him up. I can totally see him hitting a major eating phase soon. Good luck to all of us! 🙂