Cooking for 4 Growing Boys

Melissa - posted on 08/21/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm a mother of four growing boys. I've created a blog to share my experiences about cooking and feeding four boys and trying to keep the meals fresh. Yes, this includes school lunches and snacks! So, what do you all cook for your kids? Any go to meals or blogs of your own on the subject? I started blogging because I've struggled with what to feed my kids (that they will actually eat) and packing lunches. It's gotten a lot better in more recent years, but it still needs work.

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Jodi - posted on 08/21/2015

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I don't know if you realise, but you are not allowed to post blog links here.

However, just out of curiosity, I looked. In all the posts I saw there, you barely fed your growing children any fresh green vegetables - mostly feeding them starchy vegetables (and a lot of carbohydrates, sugar and packaged snacks from what I saw). Sorry, I'm just not feeling the fresh food things. I'm not seeing the balance.

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Jodi - posted on 08/21/2015

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Thank you for removing the link.

From what I saw on the blog, I would strongly recommend that if you are serving up sides of potatoes and corn, you should also look at sides of greens/less starchy veggies, and make the servings of meat, potatoes and corn smaller. Green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach or silverbeet, zucchini, all of these are needed in our diets, in particular in growing children. I rarely put an evening meal out to my children without at least 4 vegetables. At LEAST 1/3 of the dinner plate should be taken up with these goodies (1/2 would be better). Potatoes don't count as a vegetable - they are a carbohydrate. Things like corn and pumpkin are also quite high in carbs, so you shouldn't overload on those either.

And yes, my kids eat their veggies.

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