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Momtothe6thpower April 29th, 2013 12:33 PM

How much of...
 
your kids' favorite foods do you buy a week? How long does it last?

I can't seem to keep snacks in this house. Since Friday they have gone through 3 dozen eggs, 3 bags of yogurt covered raisins and two bags of clementines, and I'm not even sure how much cereal! It's only Monday!!

And are my kids the only ones OBSESSED with eggs???

LABs April 29th, 2013 12:51 PM

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Wow! That is a lot of eggs! If I cook eggs for everyone, we go through 9-12 in a meal. Now I want French toast!

mom2many2010 April 29th, 2013 01:46 PM

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My kids love hard boiled eggs. They make a great snack and they like egg salad sandwiches.

I've actually backed off the number of snacks I buy. I keep crackers, popcorn, and a variety of cheeses. I buy some fresh fruit when we go into town, to keep it fresh, and that's about it. We do go through a lot of cereal though. It was getting to expensive keeping up with the snacks so we cut them way down, and just do 3 meals a day.

Repti.Mom April 29th, 2013 01:54 PM

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I only buy enough for the kids to have one small snack when they get home from school. I'll either make popcorn (on stovetop) or buy 1 pkg of goldfish and all of them share it. Other crackers too of course, but just the goldfish give an example of how much they get.

A lot of my kids like hard boiled eggs too. Noah doesn't like eggs for breakfast that much though. He's also the strange kid that doesn't have cheese or dressing on his salad, just plain lettuce etc, and meat and croutons lol.

UrbanMomma April 29th, 2013 04:50 PM

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Well all sweet treats, chips, granola bars, crackers, cookies, etc, are in my locked snack trunk. It has a padlock and only dh and I know the combo. We keep extra cereal in there too. Otherwise it would be gone almost the same day it comes in the house.

My kids like hard boiled eggs too. They also like celery with dip or peanut butter. Omgoodness we go through a lot of peanut butter. Jelly toast too, bananas, apples, oranges, cheese.

I know we buy a lot less since we got the lock box. I want a "fridge locker" for stuff like yogurt.

Just_Marie April 29th, 2013 09:03 PM

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my kids don't like eggs, a dozen lasts three weeks.
My kids are pretty little, snacks are meant for school lunches and they'd still rather eat fruit right now

therevslady April 30th, 2013 05:53 AM

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I don't buy a lot of snacks. I have stuff like trail mix, dried apricots and berries, fruit, raw veggies, etc. But my kids are young and I keep a lock on the pantry. If I left it open and gave my kids free access, they would sit down and choose to eat an entire pack of hamburger buns for a snack in one sitting. When they are smart enough to make good choices, I'll give them free access to the food. Till then they will eat when and what I give them to eat.

HalfDozen April 30th, 2013 08:31 AM

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UM & Que, I need to get one of those locked trunks! We have talked about finding a way to lock the refrigerator & freezer several times, but mostly, the snacks they gobble up are out of the drawer or the pantry. I am confident that if it was under lock and key, we would not go through them nearly so quickly!!!

mom2many2010 April 30th, 2013 09:31 AM

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my lock and key is when its gone, it gone. They do learn self control when they get tired of having nothing.

Momtothe6thpower April 30th, 2013 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mom2many2010 (Post 27328094)
my lock and key is when its gone, it gone. They do learn self control when they get tired of having nothing.

Same here! I try to tell them that if they eat it all at once they will have nothing left later on in the week.

I feel like for the most part my kids eat healthy...they just eat ALOT! And they get on these kicks...like right now it's the clementine oranges, eggs and yogurt covered raisins but a couple weeks ago it was hummus and carrot sticks. I guess cereal never gets old.

therevslady April 30th, 2013 02:00 PM

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I've tried the "when it's gone, it's gone" approach but it doesn't quite work for my 2 and 4 year olds. My daughter, who is 8, makes great choices. But the littles can't be trusted. My 4 year old especially- but he also has other issues. I think he might have ADHD, and he's either eating, moving furniture around my house, trying to eat, drawing on a wall or something, stealing food, or tearing something apart. He managed to get his hands on a jar of peanut butter today (I accidently left it out on the counter). He ate half of it, then smeared the rest of it in the carpet in his room with his tonka truck. So yeah. Locks. HUGE padlocks.

#5in2005 April 30th, 2013 02:08 PM

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I always have cheese and crackers and lots of fruit around. I don't buy a lot of cookies and fruit snacks type of things and we do always have granola bars. I guess I don't have any hard and set rules, but you get pretty unpopular around here when you're the kid eating all the cokkies.

therevslady April 30th, 2013 02:44 PM

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....annnnnnd just scrubbed jelly out of the carpet in his room. Serenity now.

mom2many2010 April 30th, 2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ~~Que~~ (Post 27329049)
I've tried the "when it's gone, it's gone" approach but it doesn't quite work for my 2 and 4 year olds. My daughter, who is 8, makes great choices. But the littles can't be trusted. My 4 year old especially- but he also has other issues. I think he might have ADHD, and he's either eating, moving furniture around my house, trying to eat, drawing on a wall or something, stealing food, or tearing something apart. He managed to get his hands on a jar of peanut butter today (I accidently left it out on the counter). He ate half of it, then smeared the rest of it in the carpet in his room with his tonka truck. So yeah. Locks. HUGE padlocks.


My kids have such an age gap that I kept things for the little ones separate from the older ones, and they would stay out of that.

Peanut butter? Oye, I bet that was a pain to get out!


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Originally Posted by ~~Que~~ (Post 27329193)
....annnnnnd just scrubbed jelly out of the carpet in his room. Serenity now.

Maybe the carpet is hungry...? lol

LABs April 30th, 2013 03:53 PM

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I think I'd go insane if I had to lock stuff up! I know in some situations you have to, but it would drive me crazy! I might be committed if I had to get pb out of my carpet though! We have a big fruit basket well stocked for them to eat at any time. I buy Costco size string cheese and yogurt and huge boxes of crackers. My kids don't go through it too quickly. I have a Costco size fruit snacks in the car and we've had it forever! I don't buy cookies or things like that often. I'll bake cookies and they last for days. If I buy a pkg of cookies I expect it to last two days at most. I don't buy junk snacks often. Usually for parties. We do go through a lot of cereal because we eat it most days for breakfast. I'd rather have a homemade breakfast, but I'm so not a morning person!

HalfDozen April 30th, 2013 06:03 PM

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They don't eat us out of house and home when I'm home (like I am right now for maternity leave). It's when hubby and I are both working. I swear, they eat anything that's not nailed done ... just because they can!


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