Teens and food

(11 Posts)
WillIEverBeASizeTen Wed 18-May-16 23:48:31

My DS 18 is always complaining there's nothing to eat. We have bread/cheese/eggs/pasta/bacon/sausages etc. There is also packets of micro rice and noodles, and of course cereal!

I've asked him what he wants to eat and he says 'just food!' So what I'm asking is.. What IS food???

Onfleek Thu 19-May-16 00:01:19

In my experience it's just quick food they want. grin they don't want to faff about cooking dinners.

My daughter will cook often but my 2 sons, nope, they just eat super noodles and cereal all day.

Or could be things like sweet, chocolate, crisps that he wants.

elephantoverthehill Thu 19-May-16 00:08:53

I have found frankfurters and peanut butter quite good and cheap also loads of fruit.

Sadik Thu 19-May-16 16:44:11

My response to 'there's nothing to eat' is 'the shop is just up the road . . .'

I'm assuming he's 18 and still in school - at which point my vote if you're not broke would be give him a tenner or whatever you think is reasonable, and send him off to the shops with instructions to buy enough 'food' to last him X amount of time (eg a week) within the budget.

Northernsoul58 Thu 19-May-16 17:53:46

I think he probably just means 'more food'. My DH tells me that at that age he couldn't fill himself and always had his head in the fridge looking for something to eat. He describes eating phenomenal amounts of rice and bread and pasta along with fried egg and beefburgers which he could cook for himself. When he went to Uni he and his friends would go to an Indian restaurant and order two meals each and then take one home for later! He was as thin as a stick when I met him too.

Scribblegirl Thu 19-May-16 17:55:36

To be fair I well know the feeling of 'I want... something' without the faintest idea of what it is!

I usually settle for toast wink

(Disclaimer, I am a 27 year old woman not a teenage boy and should know better!)

cronetto Thu 19-May-16 17:57:28

We do an online shop and I give our 18 year old the password to long in to the account and add items before I check it out. I don't give him a set amount to spend but I can always delete stuff before I put the order through if I think he's put something too expensive in the basket.

Stillwishihadabs Thu 19-May-16 18:01:27

Dos is 12, but he come shopping with me at the weekend and helps write the meal planner so has a say in what is the house, would that work ?

GasLightShining Thu 19-May-16 22:35:11

Looks like my DS has left home and moved in with you OP!

He moans and even when he comes shopping with us he doesn't know what to put in the trolley. So how am I supposed to know what

WillIEverBeASizeTen Thu 19-May-16 23:46:39

Thanks for all your replies..

No help from him whatsoever, just "there's nothing to eat". So, been shopping tonight and filled the fridge up with "grab n go" type food. Hopefully that'll keep him going for a while, and might get some idea what he likes!

If it were me, I just eat a loaf of toastsmile

HSMMaCM Fri 20-May-16 08:42:09

DD said the other night that all she wanted was shepherds pie but it would take too long. Then she came down an hour later for bagel and peanut butter. In the meantime dh had made shepherds pie, just to show she could have the food she wanted in the timescale she wanted.

Obviously what she wanted was shepherds pie RIGHT NOW. We have several frozen portions of the meal in the freezer now, so that should keep her going for a while.

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