To serve this portion size to my children (pic inc)

(422 Posts)
Blondeandinept Sat 19-Nov-16 12:19:38

My son is on the 75 centile for height , 20 for weight. My daughter is 50 for height, 25 for weight.
As a family we are very very slim (in 5'7 and weigh just under 8 stone). We're very fit, gym, sport etc

My mil saw this and was appalled. Said it was way way too much. My children would be peckish an hour later if they didn't have this kind of lunch (it's the weekend, hence all the breaded items!).

My son is 6, my daughter 3.5

Trifleorbust Sat 19-Nov-16 12:21:20

I think you should relax - if they are eating this amount and are a normal weight, it's fine. And it's none of her business.

Bubbinsmakesthree Sat 19-Nov-16 12:21:46

Looks fine to me!

HRarehoundingme Sat 19-Nov-16 12:22:46

Doesn't look very appetising - and looks more than it is because on a big plate.

MrsJayy Sat 19-Nov-16 12:23:55

Looks like a normal kid dinner to me i

elodie2000 Sat 19-Nov-16 12:24:59

Looks fine to me!

formerbabe Sat 19-Nov-16 12:25:24

My 6 year old eats way more than that! And my 8 year old eats adult portions! They are both an average weight.

hoopdeloop Sat 19-Nov-16 12:26:10

Looks fine to me, plenty of veg on the plate. Kids are great at telling you if they are too full/don't want it. Ignore, they're your kids!

IHeardDonaldTrump Sat 19-Nov-16 12:27:10

Looks tiny to me actually but my DD has eaten adult sized portions since she was 5, and has always been slender. I am impressed with the variety of veg on the plate!

JennyOnAPlate Sat 19-Nov-16 12:27:21

My 6 and 8 year olds have bigger portions than that and are normal weight.

Losingtheplod Sat 19-Nov-16 12:27:59

It doesn't look like that much to me. DS would eat that and still be hungry , and he's a skinny little thing.

Blondeandinept Sat 19-Nov-16 12:28:11

That's good to hear! She was so appalled I found myself questioning myself. Pudding is a giant fruit salad... she's going to freak!

MrsJayy Sat 19-Nov-16 12:29:20

Does your Mil have the appetite of a bird ?

2kids2dogsnosense Sat 19-Nov-16 12:38:16

They're growing!

Feed them as much (good healthy food) as they will eat. You can't have too much broccoli. grin

ChimpyChops Sat 19-Nov-16 12:40:09

My son would have eaten more than that at 6, with added potatoes or pasta too. I would give that to my 3 year old, with a carb. Tell her to jog on, well maybe be a bit more polite lol.

ChimpyChops Sat 19-Nov-16 12:41:12

Oh, unless those long breaded things are potato, in which case, ignore my added carb reply.

Blondeandinept Sat 19-Nov-16 12:43:04

They're breaded mozzarella

InTheDessert Sat 19-Nov-16 12:47:12

Looks fine. I'd put some carbs, or baked beans on there too.

LittleLionMansMummy Sat 19-Nov-16 12:47:32

Where are the carbs?

ChinchillaFur Sat 19-Nov-16 12:49:15

My dd and her friend had a similar meal last night. They asked for (and ate) 3 x fish fingers, 4 x potato smiles and 2 broccoli florets each! hey both had a biscuit for pudding too. If kids are a normal weight and they are hungry, we should just feed them! Looks fine to me OP.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 19-Nov-16 12:49:25

Veg is carbs.

DD (6) Wouldn't eat all if that, but she seems to subsist on fresh air

lougle Sat 19-Nov-16 12:51:19

I would add some starchy carb.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 19-Nov-16 12:52:41

Looks OK to me

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 19-Nov-16 12:56:24

actually looks too little, your cheesey things, 2 chips, 1 babycorn and few carrots/sprigs of brocolli

tho fab variety of veg

the 5yr i looked after as a nanny would have demolished this in seconds

NavyandWhite Sat 19-Nov-16 12:56:36

I was thinking it doesn't look enough 😳

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