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To give my DDs this for dinner? Pic attached

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EverythingsEasy Fri 14-Feb-20 17:32:53

I know it’s nothing bad on their plate but it’s not a hot meal and i don’t know much about nutrition. I know there is obviously veg, whole meal bread which i know is better. Then tuna which I’m sure is healthy and olives etc.

My DDs love this sort of meal with lots of different things on their plate and ask me to give them this often but I feel lazy giving them something that hardly requires any prep.

Is this nutritious enough for an evening meal?

YABU - I shouldn’t be giving them that for dinner

YANBU - it’s perfectly fine

Namechange8471 Fri 14-Feb-20 17:34:00

How old are they op?

EverythingsEasy Fri 14-Feb-20 17:34:20

They are 3 and 6.

LovingLola Fri 14-Feb-20 17:34:30

It’s perfectly fine.

00100001 Fri 14-Feb-20 17:35:18

It's food. Therefore it's perfectly fine!

You know how they say with babies and the breast milk Vs formula debate that "Fed is best"?

Same thing applies!!!

LeekMunchingSheepShagger Fri 14-Feb-20 17:36:25

Protein, carb and veg. Perfect meal!

pastapestoparmesan Fri 14-Feb-20 17:37:39

Looks delicious, can I come round for tea?

simonisnotme Fri 14-Feb-20 17:37:41

its fine, and if thats what they want and will eat it its nobodies business but yours, food is food
no point in cooking for hours and they wont eat it

MartyrGuacamole Fri 14-Feb-20 17:38:00

My dc have stuff like this all the time, they love it. It's balanced and as long they're full after then why not. My daughter tonight is having similar tonight but with shrimp and egg noodles smile

TWD89 Fri 14-Feb-20 17:38:15

Quite a large portion for a three year old but looks tasty and nutritious, id definitely eat it. I love picky food!

LettuceP Fri 14-Feb-20 17:38:32

That's a fancy lazy dinner! My DS is currently eating cheese spread on toast and cherry tomatoes for his dinner because dd is out for dinner and I'm not hungry so no point in cooking. I was going to do him some scrambled egg as well but it was too much effort grin

Namechange8471 Fri 14-Feb-20 17:38:37

Yes it’s fine, wish mine would of ate that food at that age! (beige baby 🙄)

MiniGuinness Fri 14-Feb-20 17:39:08

It is perfectly fine nutrition wise. I think it could cause some kids to be picky eaters though, my nephew still eats like that in his teens. We call it “baby tea”.

Wearywithteens Fri 14-Feb-20 17:39:42

Looks lovely, tasty and nutritious. Lucky kids! smile

Poetryinaction Fri 14-Feb-20 17:39:59

Are you serious? Why would it be healthier hot? If you honestly think that might be the case then bung it in the microwave, or in a pan and give it a stir.
Or do you really think tuna, pasta and veg is nutritionally terrible?

ironicname Fri 14-Feb-20 17:40:17

Lots of choice! It does look as if you're trying to use up food for fridge space! grin

BigFatLiar Fri 14-Feb-20 17:41:13

Looks ok.

WitchSharkadder Fri 14-Feb-20 17:41:22

I do similar for my DCs fairly regularly, OP.

It's nutritious, quick, easy & they all eat it without argument. What's not to like.

peanutbuttermarmite Fri 14-Feb-20 17:41:50

Looks fine to me, I also recommend training them to eat falafel as another quick dinner. You can also buy cooked chicken in case they get bored of tuna, my dd loved that cooked chicken tikka in Sainsbury’s.

Another winner - bruschetta. If you’ve got red peppers and cucumbers in your fridge that’s always an easy 2 veg to add to any meal.

peanutbuttermarmite Fri 14-Feb-20 17:42:46

Yes 4 servings of veg there, protein, fibre and carbs = winner.

Teateaandmoretea Fri 14-Feb-20 17:42:47

Is this some kind of stealth boast that your 3yo will eat olives, whole meal bread and salad. Plus tuna mixed with sweet corn?

Because you 'know nothing about nutrition' rofl.

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Feb-20 17:43:22

Looks fine to me.

I'm surprised that you don't know much about nutrition when you have a 3 and 6yr old. There's lots of information out there.

Food doesn't have to be warm to be enjoyed.

HairyFloppins Fri 14-Feb-20 17:43:52

Looks lovely. I would eat that for my tea.

EverythingsEasy Fri 14-Feb-20 17:44:26

Is this some kind of stealth boast that your 3yo will eat olives, whole meal bread and salad. Plus tuna mixed with sweet corn?

That’s my 6 year olds plate. My 3 year old had the same minus the tomatoes and olives grin

iklboo Fri 14-Feb-20 17:44:44

It's fine - hardly a fag and a can of Special Brew grin

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