How on earth do I fill up my 13 year old ds?

(19 Posts)
BigButtons Mon 02-Mar-20 20:56:24

He’s just a long and lean eating machine. He’ll have a big home made dinner and 2 hours later is cooking something else. He’s always hungry. I get it- he’s tall and growing like a weed.
Tips on healthy stuff I can stock the fridge with please.
I will need a bank loan at this rate!

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Selfsettling3 Mon 02-Mar-20 20:59:01

He needs protein. Teach him to make homemade egg McMuffin.

5zeds Mon 02-Mar-20 20:59:03


It will all go

LadyMonicaBaddingham Mon 02-Mar-20 21:01:21

Hard-boiled eggs in a bowl in the fridge. Big box of crudités and a tub or two of hummus/taramasalata protein-rich dips. Lots of toast and cereal.

sorryiasked Mon 02-Mar-20 21:02:59

Weetabix/ Shredded wheat with milk
Cheese sandwich on brown bread

3luckystars Mon 02-Mar-20 21:03:40

Wheetabix, 4 at a time. Good luck.

Cinderemma Mon 02-Mar-20 21:08:25

Big tub of tuna pasta is always in my fridge for snacking on. I have two hungry teens who constantly need food


Inforthelonghaul Mon 02-Mar-20 21:24:33

Mine loves egg noodles and soy sauce. He must eat 4 packs a week easily.

BigButtons Mon 02-Mar-20 21:30:14

Good Ideas thanks- he’s definitely a protein fiend, but has never eaten cereal.

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Mominatrix Mon 02-Mar-20 21:34:18

My sympathies. I always keep a substantial supply of:

- eggs
- bagels
- crumpets
- hummus
- cheese
- cream cheese/Boursin
- pasta
- various nuts
- peanut butter
- dried mango
- noodle pots ( some are better than others)
- yoghurt
- muesli
- chicken breast (yes, he will make one if he is hungry as part of a second dinner)
- smoked salmon

He is an athlete in an intense aerobic sport so eats a shocking amount of carbs and protein.

AnotherMurkyDay Mon 02-Mar-20 21:38:10

Low cost/high protein foods like burgers, eggs, chicken thighs, mince, tuna, cottage cheese.
And whole grain complex carbs like wholegrain oats, whole wheat pasta, wholegrain Bread, beans and pulses.
Nuts and nut butters can be really filling too, if you buy in bulk peanut butter especially can be really cheap

AnotherMurkyDay Mon 02-Mar-20 21:38:56

Would he drink protein shakes?

woodencoffeetable Mon 02-Mar-20 21:40:22

dc likes making toasties
we have a microwave toasiemaker that's used a lot,

ScampiLady Mon 02-Mar-20 21:41:09

I used to make a big pot of soup (my two loved homemade minestrone) so it was ready to dish up with bread when they walked through the door ravenous.

Later they'd have their main meal.

Ratbagratty Mon 02-Mar-20 21:41:53

Would soup work? Filling but can be a bit better on the budget. Homemade slow cooker on all day, ready when in from school. Big bowl then, maybe one as starter to help pad or dinner or evening snack depending on routines.

icanclearabuffet Mon 02-Mar-20 21:45:44

I hear ya! I have a nearly 15 year old DS who is eating me out of house and home.
He cooks scrambled eggs,beans on toast,ham and cheese toasties.I buy a 6 pack of hot cross buns ever day.
All these are snacks on top of 3 square meals a day.

TheSparkling Mon 02-Mar-20 21:46:42

I was wondering exactly the same thing this morning after doing my weekly shop on Saturday and finding that by Monday the milk for the week has nearly gone, the ham has gone, 11 bananas and umpteen yoghurts. I can not fill the boy at all. He is 13 like OP and growing like a weed.

MissSmiley Mon 02-Mar-20 21:59:20

Scrambled eggs
I feel pain I have almost 13 year old twin boys

BigButtons Tue 03-Mar-20 13:51:22

I stocked up on loads just now- including a whole chicken which I will cook later and he can tear chunks off as he pleases that will work out better than chicken breasts.

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