Internet Divided Over Mom Wanting to Serve Her Kids Only ‘S *** Food’

A mom at her wit’s end is debating just serving her kids “s *** food” as they reject anything remotely nutritious that she serves them.

She vented her frustration to Mumsnet, under username Crocsandshocks, as she revealed her 7- and 10-year-old has widely different tastes to her.

The mom of two asked for advice in a post shared on Tuesday, saying: “I try to make a real effort to cater to my kids tastes. They are completely and entirely different to mine.

“I like curries, Thai, veg stir fries, tofu, lentils etc. I’m pescatarian. My kids have different tastes. They like ham, pasta, bolognese, Burge[r]s, fish fingers, sausages etc. “

File photo of pizza slice. a mom has sparked debate over her plan to serve her kids “s *** food.”
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Crocsandshocks, who was “cultivating an inner scream,” claimed although she dislikes cooking meat, she does it a few times a week for her kids.

She tried to mix it up and ordered a meal delivery kit, saying: “I deliberately ordered a chicken flat bread Street food one, as I thought they would like that (I adapted my portion to use mushrooms instead of chicken).

“It took 50 minutes to cook it. I burned my finger in the process. It used up most of the baking dishes and frying pans. When I served it just now, one moaned constantly about the topping on the corn. The other rocked on his chair and sat with akimbo legs, with bits of food hanging out of his mouth.

“I was a hot sweaty and sweary mess. Over half of each of theirs was left untouched. I’ve refrigerated what leftovers I can and am going to sneak it into their packed lunch tomorrow.”

Crocsandshocks claimed she was “broken” after they started complaining they were hungry as she got them ready for bed.

“AIBU to just go back to s *** food? Like frozen pizza and pesto pasta,” she asked.

The post, entitled “to only give kids s *** food ?,” can be read here, has amassed more than 140 responses since being shared on Tuesday.

People gave advice over what Crocsandshocks could serve, as Chipsnmayo asked: “Can’t you keep it simple and do meat and three veg? And let them put tomato sauce on? I do feel as if kids need some protein / veg even if it’s a basic meal. “

Greenerfingers wrote: “Agreed. Don’t like the food, don’t eat. If you’re hungry you’ll eat. Simple.”

OooErr thought: “Dictating food. Many families cannot afford to choose food with the cost of living crisis. They eat what served or go hungry. Also unless they have been diagnosed with sth this sensory issue thing is b ******* . [sic]”

Femfemlicious commented: “Just give them what they want with veg and salad. Nothing wrong with fish fingers.”

Anjcat reckoned: “Just give them food they like it’s not worth the stress and I absolutely hate wasted food.”

Leoismybae said: “Just cook the dinner and put it in front of them. They either eat it or they don’t. Stop pandering.”

In the comment, Crocsandshocks added: “I hate food waste and food is now pricey, so I can’t afford for loads of food to be going to waste.

“That’s why I may go back to traditional Iceland style frozen sausage chips etc …. But then I would worry about their health.”

Crocsandshocks claimed she didn’t have the energy to make separate meals, as she wrote: “I’m not going to mess around catering to ever diminishing tastes which change from day to day.”

The chart below, provided by Statista, shows where pasta is regularly eaten.

Infographic: Where Pasta Is (Not) Always on the Menu |  Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

An NHS trust in the UK, where the family is thought to be based, advises children between the ages 6 of 12 need five portions or fruit or vegetables a day, along with lots of water.

It broke down the food groups, saying: “Children should aim to have a carbohydrate source at each meal time plus sometimes as snacks in between meals too.

“Children should aim to have protein at least twice a day. Children over 5 years old should be offered either semi skimmed or skimmed milk, and should aim to have dairy foods three times a day.

“Children should ideally be offered healthy fats such as those from vegetable sources eg sunflower oil, rapeseed oils and spreads, and not large quantities of fats from pastries, crisps and manufactured products.”

It also advised limiting sugar intake and sticking to low-sugar foods.

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