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soo fed up with fussy DS and DP eating the same old crap all the time...

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mamadiva Thu 03-Sep-09 21:44:11

Please tell me it's not just me?

We have a budget of £50 a week (maximum) for shopping for the 3 of us, every month I say I will defo try and buy better stuff and we will eat better and spend less bla bla but then when I actually sit down to do it I realise that there is nothing that DP will eat that does'nt contain meat (without a lot of complaining) and DS is just really fussy witha diet of about 8 things if your lucky.

I just wish we could have something different, I'd love to have things like stir fry, baked potatoes, salads and quiches but as it stands we can't afford to buy a lot of different meals so I end up eating the junk that they eat!

I had planned to do 3 or 4 meat dinners and 3 or 4 veggie meals but everything I was saying DP was just looking at me like I was mad! ARGH honestly I just want to have a say for once in what I eat!!!

Neither of them will touch veg, even moan at tomato based pasta sauces, neither like creamy sauces, not to keen on cheese, don't like fish, not fans of pasta or noodles!

So that leaves me with um... junk, meat, potatoes and rice WOW-feckin-EE, I genuinely believe if they were both left to it they would live on sausage rolls, beans and smiley bloody faces!

Sorry just had to rant as just gave up on my online shop because of it!

BlueBumedFly Thu 03-Sep-09 22:00:08

How about you make some allowance for some veggie/healthy/yummy stuff for you and then make some portions for the freezer so you can simply have something else rather than their stuff every night. If you buy one quiche, cut it into bits and freeze single portions. Quorn is great value, make yourself a lovely chilli or bolognaise and freeze the rest for other nights. Turkey casserole? (cheaper than ckicken but who cares is a hot pot)? FishPie? That way you spread the cost and nothing goes to waste? Then you get defrost a portion of what you like, bung in a jacket potato and voila!

My DD is dreadfully picky, DH is a vegetarian and I have 2 other SDDs one of whom has allergies.... I specialise in frozen portions here!

PaulDacresCrackWhore Thu 03-Sep-09 22:06:47

Do DP and DS do any of the cooking? Why not get in the healthy ingredients, and let them make junk out of that? Go on, be harsh grin

mamadiva Thu 03-Sep-09 22:15:12

LOL DS is only 3 and has only started eating the last 3 months or so before that he would literally starve himself for days because he just does'nt like eating but of course a holiday to grannies and he will happily eat blardy sausage rolls and smiles! blush

But I am still kind of in the atleast he's eating phase even if it is'nt teh most desirable of food.

Whereas DP is just a 24YO going on 2YO who won't even try anything new, he's never tried most things because his mum does'nt like them hmm and never encouraged it so I need to make sure this does not happen with DS ut don't know how

Blue I like the idea of making allowances for me food because what I am eating now is not helping with my waistline or my mental health

BlueBumedFly Thu 03-Sep-09 22:22:11

Mamadiva, go for it, perhaps when they see the lovely variation you are having they might just get a bit envious and shock horror try something!! Make sure you leave some money out of your budget just for you. £50 between 3 of you, I make that £15 minimum!!!

PaulDacresCrackWhore Thu 03-Sep-09 22:24:50

Agree with bluebumed - let your DS see you eating all sorts of different colours and flavours. Let him try it if he wants - he might surprise you!

StirlingTheTired Thu 03-Sep-09 22:26:29

Does your DP like spicy food?

I bet, if just made a stir fry (put a bit of chicken in if he has to have meat) and mix some chilli, garlic, soy sauce etc into it - surely he wouldn't turn that down??

mamadiva Thu 03-Sep-09 22:29:52

I do tend to serve DS whatever we have but he normally ends up shouting about how yukky it is before he's even picked the fork up hmm

DP does like spicy food, stir fry for him would be chicken, garlic, noodles, chilli and soya sauce whereas I'd love to have it with nice crunchy veg mmmmmm..........

BlueBumedFly Fri 04-Sep-09 12:57:59

Mama - why don't you do the stir fry the way DP likes it, serve theirs up, then bung in some veggies for a few mins for you and enjoy!

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