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    And also: the korma was shamefully delicious.

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    Do what I do:

    Think of all those nutritious meals you did make from scratch.

    Think about the fact that air quality in Australia and especially rural Australia is so much better than in most parts of the world.

    Think about how unlikely it is that your children will catch communicable diseases.

    Think about the fact that your daughter will have the right to access to primary, secondary and tertiary education, unlike in many other countries in the world.

    Think about the fact that your children have access to fresh drinking water and sanitation.

    They're coming out ahead, whatever you give them for dinner tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Do what I do:

    Think of all those nutritious meals you did make from scratch.

    Think about the fact that air quality in Australia and especially rural Australia is so much better than in most parts of the world.

    Think about how unlikely it is that your children will catch communicable diseases.

    Think about the fact that your daughter will have the right to access to primary, secondary and tertiary education, unlike in many other countries in the world.

    Think about the fact that your children have access to fresh drinking water and sanitation.

    They're coming out ahead, whatever you give them for dinner tonight.
    You are so right. How stupid and "first world" my problems are in comparison!

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    Home cooked meal beats fried, trans fat laden, salt and sugar loaded nutrient void fast food all the time - plus I believe it's just better for the kids not to get used to fast food and how great it is they saw you go and buy food to make

    Eggs are my staple ( omelette with dried herbs and any veg in the fridge) or ive always got a tin of salmon and frozen bread for a toasted sandwich if I'm ever stuck for a quick dinner for DS

    Our "takeaway" when I have nothing else prepared is I buy falafel , tabouli and koftas from the local Lebanese restaurant and make my own kebabs

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    Default Which is better and WWYD?

    I think the home prepared is always better. there's just no way any of the deep fried crap could be more nutritious. also, it probably costs more.

    the "healthiest" takeaway I could think of is subway, especially if you chose the subs and fillings and made it heavy on the salads and stuck to a light meat like chicken or turkey.

    other easy and nutritious* options that are quick and easy to make:

    - grilled cheese with a side salad
    - mini vego homemade pizzas (fresh veggies on top)
    - meatballs and cheesy mash/polenta/brown rice (you can get premade beef meatballs in the meat fridge at Coles then buy a masterfoods Tuscan meatballs sauce base and add some canned tomatoes/tomato passata to create the sauce)
    - smashed avo on toast with lemon juice and salt/pepper sprinkled over
    - grilled frozen fish fillets and frozen veg
    - frozen chips/wedges as nachos with nacho sauce and a home made avo dip/guacamole and a side salad

    etc etc


    * more nutritious than McDonald's anyway :P
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    Tonight my DS had a frozen annabel karmel meal. I feel absolutely NO guilt whatsoever!

    You are fabulous. You enjoy the bejesus out of that korma and don't think about it anymore!

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    Nomsie if it makes you feel any better I had a emotional day so my kids got 3 coles pre made reduced to $1 pizzas for lunch and now the are having the same for dinner. I had planned a good meal but stuff happens so as long as they are feed your a bloody fantastic mum.

    Stuff this pressure to be a perfect mum. That is life destroying. Both yours and your kids.

    My go to meal is normally I meal I have pre made on a big cook up. But seeing my freezer is bare and coles threw me a blessing of super cheap pizzas. I am choose the less stress option for tonight.

    I can guarantee that your kids would rather a not stressed out mum and okay meal than one frazzled out of her brain make sure every single meal is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Nomsie if it makes you feel any better I had a emotional day so my kids got 3 coles pre made reduced to $1 pizzas for lunch and now the are having the same for dinner. I had planned a good meal but stuff happens so as long as they are feed your a bloody fantastic mum.

    Stuff this pressure to be a perfect mum. That is life destroying. Both yours and your kids.

    My go to meal is normally I meal I have pre made on a big cook up. But seeing my freezer is bare and coles threw me a blessing of super cheap pizzas. I am choose the less stress option for tonight.

    I can guarantee that your kids would rather a not stressed out mum and okay meal than one frazzled out of her brain make sure every single meal is perfect.
    Welcome back lovely lady

    I would have done exactly what you did. Even though it is jarred - well I do figure at least it is not deep fried.

    Don't beat yourself up. You are a fabulous mum.

    Btw. Todays dinner is pumpkin soup with... hashbrown. Cause at least DS will eat the hashbrown. And it is a vegetable...

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    Meh. You have good carbs in brown rice. Frozen veg, which my family refuses to eat but it's still veges. The sauce is processed but who cares.

    As long as your family is eating well a majority of the time, nothing wrong with not so healthy a minority of the time. People are getting so obsessive and OTT with food lately. It's like unless you grow your own organic spelt wheat in your backyard which you mill it's 'unhealthy'. Your meal was just fine - even if it had been KFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    You are so right. How stupid and "first world" my problems are in comparison!
    No it's not stupid and first world!! I just meant we put so many pressures on ourselves and notice so much of our 'lacking' while not acknowledging the ways in which they're all actually doing pretty well.

    Loved, watered, fed and clothed? Doing better than many x

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