People always went on about teenage boys and food..... only NOW do I get it

(131 Posts)
DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 18:16:38

in the last six months suddenly.... I am doing two Tesco orders a week. I just cannot keep up with it. Previous portion sizes look like dolls house sizes.

they never stop!

I know! grin

3 boys here, those pits of a stomach are never filled.

<waits longingly for the shopping to be delivered>

IamInvisible Wed 05-Feb-14 18:21:31

DS1 often cooks something like fish fingers or pizza in the middle of the night!hmm.

I keep wondering how I can cut back in my food bill and then remember I have 2 teen boys so have no hope!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 05-Feb-14 18:23:40

Oh yes sad!

I have two teenage boys - and do two shops per week. I do one at Lidl & one at Aldi, which saves some money but I could feed myself, DH & DD on a fraction of what they eat between them!

Teenage boy method of eating;

Open fridge. Inhale contents.

20 mins later... eat whole box of cereal, several pints of milk.

Midnight.. bacon and eggs!

I have two teen boys!

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 05-Feb-14 18:28:29

I can't believe how much my grocery bill has gone down since ds went to university.

DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 18:31:47

today I have done meatballs again and I cooked 24.
in my head this seems enough wiht loads of pasta

nope - think I am having a boiled egg tonight

ScrambledSmegs Wed 05-Feb-14 18:33:18

DH is late 30's and still eats like this. He then complains about our food bills being so high.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Wed 05-Feb-14 18:35:13

LadyBeagleEyes my friend said her shopping bill went down 70% when her boys went to university, just her and her DH left at home.

It was the boxes of 48 Weetabix every couple of days which added up, and the quarts of milk.

Cleanthatroomnow Wed 05-Feb-14 19:04:59

I have a 22 yr old who "needs" to eat every two hours!!!! He's at uni so does not, thankfully, live here full time. By "eat" he means an actual meal....

He's skinny BTW

DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 19:05:46

It's meals. Huge.

my son is nearly 16 and eats all the time but he is only 7 stone!! and 5ft 4
he eats more than me and im very overweight.

hedwiggywiggerson Wed 05-Feb-14 19:20:49

I dread this, ds1 has a big enough appetite now at 8 shock

Agnesmum Wed 05-Feb-14 19:20:49

Two teenage boys here. They even raid my special "diet cupboard". Eldest DS eats two meals a day. He now cooks his own thank goodness as training to be a chef!

carabos Wed 05-Feb-14 19:22:55

One weekend morning you will wake up to find that your teenage son has multiplied in the night and there are others asleep in every corner. They will want breakfast. You know that story The Tiger Who Came To tea? That's what it's like to try feeding half a dozen of them after a night out clubbing.

RhondaJean Wed 05-Feb-14 19:24:00

Can I just say teenage girls, and tween age ones actually, especially if they are sporty, are not much better.

Saturday my 9 yo had lunch at 30pm with me and DH, we had chicken cacciatore and brown rice, she ate the same as us. DH then made a protein pancake for himself at 4.30, she was hungry again,he made her one, it's three eggs a scoop of vanilla protein powder all served with a big dod of Greek yoghurt and a pile of berries, she ate the lot, then at 6.20 was starving again and ate two slices of wholemeal bread and a full tin of baked beans.

There isn't a pick on this child.

I won't even think about my 14 yo I would weep.

Welcome to my world, its even worse when they bring there mates home with them, I have finally now, my DS is 19. trained him to ask before he eats anything, was fed up of going to cook dinner and finding vital ingredients already eaten.

HoratiaDrelincourt Wed 05-Feb-14 19:33:05

I have three boys, the eldest of whom is five. I consider myself duly warned.

I've been advised to allow for a loaf of bread, a box of cereal and a large bottle of milk per day, just for picking in between "real" food.

DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 19:44:22

Protein pancake ?!

DrNick Wed 05-Feb-14 19:44:59

Horatia 18 plus pints a week. Minimum And we barely use it (adults )

wilbur Wed 05-Feb-14 19:51:51

Only one teenager here so far, but he ate 12 roast potatoes and 3 Yorkshires at lunch on Sunday. Dh thought he had made enough to go in the freezer. <hollow laugh> Dsis and I were active teenagers and used to get home from school and eat 4 slices of cinnamon toast each, plus cookies and a banana or two before having full dinner with parents, so it's not just the boys.

Am just doing an online shop now....

magimedi Wed 05-Feb-14 19:55:14

I've been advised to allow for a loaf of bread, a box of cereal and a large bottle of milk per day, just for picking in between "real" food.

Between three boys? No way - multiply that by at least a factor of 4 & add one more in for good luck.

When DS left home at 19 I could not believe how much our food bills dropped.

IamInvisible Wed 05-Feb-14 20:00:31

DS1 drinks protein shakes between meals. He's really into keeping fit, going to the gym and lifting weights. We go through about 24 pints of milk a week!

MartinSheensTeeth Wed 05-Feb-14 20:00:33

I have three boys and when we were looking at a new kitchen I remembered my DBro's best mate growing up who was also one of three boys talking in awe about his youngest brother and the amount he could put away - more than the oldest two and they once defeated the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet and were asked never to return. And that was after a pre-dinner snack too.

So we have space for a humongous fridge.

Catsmamma Wed 05-Feb-14 20:00:35

never expect left overs...never imagine that any cake will be left for another day.

I have three teens, two boys and a girl, ds1 has moved out but still comes home and steals all teh home baking.

and brings friends.

I tell you I'd be rich if I had only half the money I pay to tesco every week.

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