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What do your teens eat when they get in from school?

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LaineyW Tue 27-Jan-09 14:20:05

My two DDs are 16 and 13. They get in from school and are generally ravenous (lunch is at 12.35 and they don't have anything mid-afternoon).

What I really want is lots of lovely healthy snack ideas and recipes to keep them away from the blasted crisp tin and biscuit barrel...

janeite Tue 27-Jan-09 14:21:08

Fruit or toast generally. Sometimes cereal.

mumblechum Tue 27-Jan-09 14:23:18

crisps and biscuits.

Sorry grin

LaineyW Tue 27-Jan-09 15:01:54

At least I'm not alone mumble

Mumwhensdinnerready Tue 27-Jan-09 15:26:10

Biscuits here blush
I do thrust an apple in their paws as well though.

lazymumofteenagesons Tue 27-Jan-09 15:29:02

humous and pitta bread - easy and healthy

nickschick Tue 27-Jan-09 15:35:50

middle ds - fruit,toast anything edible

eldest ds - has a routine.....he comes in puts his bag and coat down - looks out the back door hmm pours a glass of juice or milk shake takes 4 bourbons/ choccy digestives goes in front room to his 'seat' lines the remotes up opens the paper at sport puts 3 biscuits on one side of the chair leaves the 4th just in reach for the dog to accidentally get it grin - then hes human ...or half human!!!

Mumwhensdinnerready Tue 27-Jan-09 15:44:10

Sounds just like DS1. And his first words to me are "Mumwhensdinnerready" hence the name.

LaineyW Tue 27-Jan-09 16:11:19

Have just been to farm shop down the road with DD1 (16) and she bought a single apricot for 13p. Is this progress?

sarah293 Tue 27-Jan-09 16:16:17

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duchesse Tue 27-Jan-09 16:16:59

Fruit and toast generally. The boy (15) who seems to be growing fastest might tuck into leftover soup or a sandwich.

nickschick Tue 27-Jan-09 16:17:32

Riven my eldest ds will eat a big tin of beans and sausage 2 friend eggs and toast and still be hungry ......hmm

modernart Tue 27-Jan-09 16:19:57

Toast, crumpets, muffins, bagels, any leftovers in the fridge, cereal, porridge oats with cold milk and honey, grapes, cheese and crackers

though not generally all in one sitting grin

threadbare Tue 27-Jan-09 16:22:05

i dread it. toast mainly or pancakes not homemande. seem to need carbs when get home. houmous is good idea crisps fruit cereal bars anything which is in eyeshot. then i make tea and they dont well bloody eat it!

mummyflood Tue 27-Jan-09 16:50:04

LMAO at nickschick's eldest grin - sounds very much like my DS2 (13) except he actually goes OUT of the back door to feed the dog - it's his responsibility, I insist the pooch gets fed before DS starts trenching otherwise the poor mutt would be waiting forever! Both DS's hit the fridge as soon as they cross the threshold, usually yoghurts/chilled desserts, cheese strings, any available drink straight from the bottle or carton angry Next port of call is bun cupboard at which point I call a halt until tea time.

janeite Tue 27-Jan-09 16:51:21

Hoummus and pitta sounds good: my dds would be happy to eat carrots with that too.

I'm lucky because they will eat dinner too but we do try to stick to the no biscuits etc rule to ensure that. After dinner they are allowed "a little something" sweet, if we have anything in.

Bagels are good - toast and marmite v popular, or peanut butter. DD2 sometimes likes toast soldiers and cream cheese with an apple.

sarah293 Tue 27-Jan-09 16:54:03

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nickschick Tue 27-Jan-09 16:58:38

I know riven ds offered to mke bacon sandwiches one saturday morning - 6 rashers on each shock

duchesse Tue 27-Jan-09 17:01:49

Goodness Nick! That's the best part of a pack of bacon in each sandwich... Makes one feel quite faint.

sarah293 Tue 27-Jan-09 17:02:03

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janeite Tue 27-Jan-09 17:03:44

You are right Riven - one teen and one pre-teen girl do too!

I am working on filling them up on rice, potatoes and lentils - even bread is so expensive now.

magentadreamer Tue 27-Jan-09 17:53:51

Dd not strictly a teen will peer into the fridge and the snacking begins... And peanut butter sarnies if the contents of the fridge don't meet with her approval!

Milliways Tue 27-Jan-09 17:56:18

crackers & cheese
Fruit
Crisps/biscuits occassionally
bread & spread

nickschick Tue 27-Jan-09 19:03:50

Duchesse I would have fainted had the sandwich not looked so yum grin actually ive been shopping around a lot and i get a huge 907g pack of bacon in netto for about £3.60.

Mumwhensdinnerready Tue 27-Jan-09 19:04:52

Mine still eats a big meal after the snacks so I can't complain. Also most of the faddiness that used to infuriate me has gone.

I still stared in disbelief on Sunday though.
At 7pm.
He ate:- roast pork, piles of roast potato, 3 kinds of veg, 6 yorkshires and gravy. Then treacle pudding (which he made) and custard. Followed by a bar of chocolate.
At 7.55 .
He came through with a tray with cereal and milk, juice and a chocolate biscuit.

I've warned DS1 that he will not be able to maintain his huge calorie intake forever, but at the moment he is thin and grows upwards overnight like bamboo.

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