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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I still do cool party food for DS parties but for the savoury stuff I don't do party pies and Frankfurt's but instead do cool sandwiches or sliders or chicken wings or ribs or crab cakes as again typical kids party food is horrid ( those play centre parties are the worst) and most of our friends do the same ( or ask me to make stuff!)
    This year will be interesting though as DS just started school so a whole new group of kids so not sure what kind of parties/food will be on offer!
    I do awesome kids party food (if I do say so myself) not because I'm a quinoa queen but because I just hate the cardboard rubbish that typically gets dished up. If I'm going to eat something with way more calories than I need, I want it to taste good! Mini pizza subs, homemade sausage rolls, fruit kebabs, hommus (store bought) and crudite, sweet baked things. We made the banana spring rolls from last year's MKR cookbook for DS's 2nd. So good!

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    I don't do party food since 1st birthdays, now we have a BBQ either at home or in the park with sausages in bread and salads and cupcakes instead of cake. Definitely not the queen of birthday food here but it's simple and everyone seems to like it

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    Pies for my ds2's upcoming birthday!
    (Store bought not home made).

    Chances are all our kids will ruin their parents good work at the pub in 16 years time.

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    If I served up hommus, crudites and "fruit-kebabs" at a 5-year-olds party, I would feel like Mrs. Grinch! (Well Dr. Grinch, to be correct).

    Party food is awesome!

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    I have a 5yo and 2yo. My 5yo boy is hungry ALL the damn time!! He is "normally-active", no medical issues, no allergies, no special needs.

    But it's a struggle to fill him up. He has been the same weight for a year, 20.2kg. (He likes looking at the numbers on my bathroom scales...I'm one of those Mums who weigh themselves every day, and I write this whilst on the treadmill). He is lean and has prominent ribs, but not underweight by any means. Just a normal active 5yo boy.

    He eats plenty of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables and bread (and yes, this is white bread, "gasp!" ...beautiful fresh crusty white bread from Bakers' Delight or our local bakery).

    But this is very often not enough. So we "fill the deficit" with things like Tiny Teddies, Savoy crackers, Cruskits, and "sometimes" ice-cream for dessert, IF he has eaten all of his "nutritious" dinner. I have no issue with this. I call this balance.

    I don't have time to bake seaweed and beetroot scones each day, so that's factored in. And most of last year when I was having chemotherapy for breast Ca, I struggled to prepare food fullstop. I'm a bit better now in that respect, although chemo can do weird things to one's sense of smell and taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    This is a pet peev of mine - kids being made to clear their plate! I know I have food issues but family friends were always made to clear their plate and then get fed dessert. Both have bigger food issues than me and struggle with their weight a lot more!
    The problem I have with my kids is when they don't like what gets served at dinner. So they woukd say they were full and take forever to eat a mouthful. Then half an hour later would say they are hungry and ask for fruit or crackers etc.

    What i try and do now is give them a small portion and say its fine if they dont finish it but it means they don't get anything else eg fruit or dessert.

    Must admit I am not 100% strict on this and if they have eaten about 3/4 I do tend to give them their fruit/dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    If I served up hommus, crudites and "fruit-kebabs" at a 5-year-olds party, I would feel like Mrs. Grinch! (Well Dr. Grinch, to be correct).

    Party food is awesome!

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    That's the weirdest thing though, I felt a bit OTT the first time I did it (I didn't do a party for DD til she was 4) but they were the first thing to go! So now I make sure there are some fresh options. And most of what I put out is not 'healthy', it's just homemade versions of junk food.

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    With the party food at play centres, the adult platters are so much better than what they serve the kids eg. Wraps, fruit, sandwiches as opposed to nuggets and chips.
    Some play centre do have healthy options now which is an improvement.
    When I had dd party at a play centre I ordered some of the adults food and asked that be served to the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    I have a 5yo and 2yo. My 5yo boy is hungry ALL the damn time!! He is "normally-active", no medical issues, no allergies, no special needs.

    But it's a struggle to fill him up. He has been the same weight for a year, 20.2kg. (He likes looking at the numbers on my bathroom scales...I'm one of those Mums who weigh themselves every day, and I write this whilst on the treadmill). He is lean and has prominent ribs, but not underweight by any means. Just a normal active 5yo boy.

    He eats plenty of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables and bread (and yes, this is white bread, "gasp!" ...beautiful fresh crusty white bread from Bakers' Delight or our local bakery).

    But this is very often not enough. So we "fill the deficit" with things like Tiny Teddies, Savoy crackers, Cruskits, and "sometimes" ice-cream for dessert, IF he has eaten all of his "nutritious" dinner. I have no issue with this. I call this balance.

    I don't have time to bake seaweed and beetroot scones each day, so that's factored in. And most of last year when I was having chemotherapy for breast Ca, I struggled to prepare food fullstop. I'm a bit better now in that respect, although chemo can do weird things to one's sense of smell and taste.

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    OMG I was not on the hub much last year so I didn't know you're dealing with breast cancer! Big hugs. I hope you're past the intensive treatment stage and all is looking good. I know 2 mums who have been through it and during chemo it was oven fries and 2 min noodles for their kids' dinners most nights - you can't possibly be expected to cook while going through that!

    We go through so many Savoy crackers in this house trying to fill my 2 bottomless pits! After they have eaten a full dinner (my 8yo gets dished up the same serving size as me now!), then fruit, yoghurt/ice cream, a bowl of cereal and are still hungry... fine! But you can only have crackers!

    I try to have baked cookies always on hand (butter, sugar, white flour etc - not a chia seed or leaf of kale in sight) but if I fed the kids my home made food to fill them up all the time my oven would never get turned off!

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    Oh and to answer the op, growing up my dad's way of thinking would be very different to most. He thought being fat was a good thing. This was bc he was from a country where being skinny was bc you were poor and couldn't afford to eat and being fat meant you were wealthy and had abundance.
    Dad would always try get us to eat more, give us big bowls of ice cream, lots of butter etc. The reason why us kids were still so skinny was bc we were poor and couldn't afford junk food so despite all that most of our food was home cooked and included plenty of veggies and fish.
    I would say most of my siblings and I have a good relationship with food. We are generally all not fussy and eat variety of things and healthy weight range.
    I woukd say if kids are happy to eat the healthy food that's great, no need to introduce the junk until they are older and can understand what should be sometimes food only.
    Imo I also think it's ok to be strict on kids sometimes and say they must eat some veggies before they get dessert or other treat foods.

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