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(The Scottish Sun)   Mum who says she 'can't be bothered' to serve her kids healthy meals serves them deep fried death instead. Yes the Internets have something to say about this   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-24 4:43:44 AM  
They won't die from eating cheese sticks and dip, but think of your macros, lazy mom.  Proteins, carbs, fats.  1/3 non-starchy carbs.  You cannot tell me a tray of three different fried things with three different dipping sauces wasn't a lot of work.

Loaf of bread, jar of peanut butter, jar of jelly/jam, gallon of milk.  Healthier than that mess.
 
2020-10-24 4:56:19 AM  
Why is there not a single fruit or vegetable on that platter? It's just as easy to cut up some apples as it is to throw that mess in the oven. I used to make my kid a "fruit salad" that consisted of every fruit I could get at the store, cream, and sugar. Cut up fruit with cream poured over and sprinkled with sugar. She LOVED it.

She has Cystic Fibrosis, and when she was younger, it was hard getting her weight up enough to fight off infections, so it would have been doctor okay'd for me to have fed her that fried, high-calorie stuff (especially since she was diagnosed in the early 90s).

But I didn't. I fed her healthy foods, then added stuff like sugar, honey, and butter to up the calories while still having the base food itself be healthy.

She has never been hospitalized and she is 37 now so I did a damned good job. Now, of course, it's up to her and her husband to keep her healthy, but her dad and I gave her a good foundation (aside from the genetics, of course).

The point is that you can feed your kids cheap and fast AND healthy if you put your mind to it, like I had to, and I even had a *sick* kid!
 
2020-10-24 7:01:57 AM  
So I guess moms don't deserve a night off every once in a while?

But dads who never provide any childcare are given a pass, right?

These kids are getting healthy and nutritious homecooked meals 90% of the time and get a junk food meal every once in a while so Mum can relax. My mother used to do this. We had three really well balanced meals most days and maybe once or twice a month she would take us to BK for a Whopper and onion rings. We loved it, mostly because we got to spend more time with our mam instead of doing chores and watching her cook. Also, junk food is yummy. Neither me or my brother is overweight. We both mostly cook healthy meals at home. We understand that some foods are rare foods that you only eat sometimes. 

And just by the way, potatoes are insanely good for you. They have more potassium than bananas, more iron than spinach, and more vitamin C than oranges. A few potatoes and some fish and chicken makes for a pretty good meal. I wouldn't eat fried food all the time but it's not going to kill you in moderation.
 
2020-10-24 7:02:45 AM  
Meh, sometimes you want fried food. As long as it's not all the time, it's fine.
 
2020-10-24 8:35:18 AM  
I can find many of those items in my couch cushions after any snowed in weekend
 
2020-10-24 8:41:33 AM  
Scottish?

<clicks article>

Fark me, no - Austrian

/Yeah, I know - Australian. Welcome to Fark.
 
2020-10-24 8:42:09 AM  
The article does say she doesn't do it all the time. How often that is remains a big issue? Once every couple weeks, have a weekend party for the kids with extra late bedtimes and fried stuff? Meh. Multiple times in the same week? Much bigger problem.
 
2020-10-24 8:48:19 AM  
Everyone has a junk food day once in a while. Who hasn't had a "Screw it, cereal for dinner today" moment after a long day when you don't feel like putting in any effort? That or give up and order pizza.
 
2020-10-24 8:48:54 AM  
I've got something to say.

Does she deliver?
 
2020-10-24 8:49:03 AM  
Then there's the diet that baby boomers parents fed them.  Typical meals made with saving money in mind more than providing nutrition

Campbell's tomato soup (because it's the cheapest) served with Wonder Bread with that yellow axel grease known as margarine
Fish sticks
Instant mashed potatoes
Those awful mixed veggies made with carrots, peas, green beans and sweet corn.
Chef boy-ar-dee canned pasta.
Baked beans on toast

Even after some of the "greatest generation" became wealthy enough to buy nutritious and tasty food for their kids, they still kept feeding their kids garbage because just couldn't bring themselves to spend their precious money.
 
2020-10-24 8:49:30 AM  
Oh my God, who the hell CARES!!!!
 
2020-10-24 9:18:56 AM  

Pinche Mateo: I've got something to say.


I KILLED YOUR BABY TODAY!!!!
 
2020-10-24 10:12:31 AM  
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2020-10-24 11:03:30 AM  
More common than you think, but it wouldn't be hard to throw some greens on there.
People are lazy and make excuses when nutrition is very important. News a 11...
 
2020-10-24 11:24:44 AM  
FTFA:

One person blasted: "It's an awful choice because once kids have these then they would want them every day."

Well, duh. Who doesn't want delicious fried foods every day, or ice cream? As long as the parents are teaching them it's not OK to do all the time, it's important they learn that self control. You can't just protect your little babies from everything you think is bad by just acting like it doesn't exist. It's like with any other thing parents are overly strict about, which just ends up causing the kid to do a dangerous shiat load of that thing once they're free of your grip.

Also:

And added: "There is no such thing as now and then who are you fooling. Fried food reduces children's IQ so if you love them please don't do that."

Congrats to whoever said that. That is officially one of the dumbest farking things I've ever read on the internet, in 20+ years. Wow.

/if fried food made you dumb, I'd be a drooling mess by now
//or maybe it's right and I'm actually supposed to be a super genius?
///either way, I will eat fried things til I'm dead (presumably from eating fried things)
 
2020-10-24 11:38:35 AM  

Golden Brown Delicious: FTFA:

One person blasted: "It's an awful choice because once kids have these then they would want them every day."

Well, duh. Who doesn't want delicious fried foods every day, or ice cream? As long as the parents are teaching them it's not OK to do all the time, it's important they learn that self control. You can't just protect your little babies from everything you think is bad by just acting like it doesn't exist. It's like with any other thing parents are overly strict about, which just ends up causing the kid to do a dangerous shiat load of that thing once they're free of your grip.

Also:

And added: "There is no such thing as now and then who are you fooling. Fried food reduces children's IQ so if you love them please don't do that."

Congrats to whoever said that. That is officially one of the dumbest farking things I've ever read on the internet, in 20+ years. Wow.

/if fried food made you dumb, I'd be a drooling mess by now
//or maybe it's right and I'm actually supposed to be a super genius?
///either way, I will eat fried things til I'm dead (presumably from eating fried things)


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-24 11:58:11 AM  
I find both the mother and her critics to be idiots.
 
2020-10-24 12:00:01 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Then there's the diet that baby boomers parents fed them.  Typical meals made with saving money in mind more than providing nutrition

Campbell's tomato soup (because it's the cheapest) served with Wonder Bread with that yellow axel grease known as margarine
Fish sticks
Instant mashed potatoes
Those awful mixed veggies made with carrots, peas, green beans and sweet corn.
Chef boy-ar-dee canned pasta.
Baked beans on toast

Even after some of the "greatest generation" became wealthy enough to buy nutritious and tasty food for their kids, they still kept feeding their kids garbage because just couldn't bring themselves to spend their precious money.


We ate all those except the last one. For us, it was chipped beef on toast, with a flavorless white sauce.
 
2020-10-24 12:01:40 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Day_Old_Dutchie: Then there's the diet that baby boomers parents fed them.  Typical meals made with saving money in mind more than providing nutrition

Campbell's tomato soup (because it's the cheapest) served with Wonder Bread with that yellow axel grease known as margarine
Fish sticks
Instant mashed potatoes
Those awful mixed veggies made with carrots, peas, green beans and sweet corn.
Chef boy-ar-dee canned pasta.
Baked beans on toast

Even after some of the "greatest generation" became wealthy enough to buy nutritious and tasty food for their kids, they still kept feeding their kids garbage because just couldn't bring themselves to spend their precious money.

We ate all those except the last one. For us, it was chipped beef on toast, with a flavorless white sauce.


Ah SOS, the breakfast of well... never mind, never again.
 
2020-10-24 12:24:04 PM  
Wait, What?  She can't be bothered to cook, but cleaning a deep fryer isn't an issue?

I'm firmly on team "eating a deep fried meal once or twice a week isn't a health issue at all", but like... What?

If you're feeling lazy give your kids a butter knife, a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of Concorde grape jelly* and tell them to put the dishes in the sink and run the water when they're done.  If they're old enough, they can even put them in the dishwasher... the dishes, not the younger children.

...Or point them to the bologna and cheese in the fridge for that matter and pour yourself a nice drink.

What I don't git is how deep frying a bunch of different food the easier option.  You have to clean a deep fryer.

We eat fried foods because they taste good, not because it's the easiest or healthiest way to cook food.

*they'll secretly hate you if you but cherry jelly, it's an inferior product and they know it.
 
2020-10-24 1:57:32 PM  

electricjebus: Wait, What?  She can't be bothered to cook, but cleaning a deep fryer isn't an issue?

I'm firmly on team "eating a deep fried meal once or twice a week isn't a health issue at all", but like... What?


I believe the idea is that these are frozen, pre-cooked (fried) convenience foods that are being heated in an oven.
 
2020-10-24 2:07:21 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Pinche Mateo: I've got something to say.

I KILLED YOUR BABY TODAY!!!!


Doesn't matter much to me...
 
2020-10-24 3:15:05 PM  
My only gripe is that now I want deep fried cheese.

But really, I'm pretty sure conventional nutrition rgis week suggests semi regular high calorie intake so your body doesn't switch to starvation mode.
 
2020-10-24 3:17:53 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: For us, it was chipped beef on toast, with a flavorless white sauce.


My father loved the stuff.  I don't think my mother made it once after he died.  Maybe because it was his favorite or maybe because all six of us kids hated it.
 
2020-10-24 4:25:30 PM  

Gonz: Axeofjudgement: Pinche Mateo: I've got something to say.

I KILLED YOUR BABY TODAY!!!!

Doesn't matter much to me...


🎶As long as it's dead 🎶
 
2020-10-24 6:24:10 PM  
Mom doesn't feel like cooking every night and now and then cooks what the crotchberries want? God forbid...
 
2020-10-24 8:11:35 PM  

ginandbacon: So I guess moms don't deserve a night off every once in a while?

But dads who never provide any childcare are given a pass, right?

These kids are getting healthy and nutritious homecooked meals 90% of the time and get a junk food meal every once in a while so Mum can relax. My mother used to do this. We had three really well balanced meals most days and maybe once or twice a month she would take us to BK for a Whopper and onion rings. We loved it, mostly because we got to spend more time with our mam instead of doing chores and watching her cook. Also, junk food is yummy. Neither me or my brother is overweight. We both mostly cook healthy meals at home. We understand that some foods are rare foods that you only eat sometimes. 

And just by the way, potatoes are insanely good for you. They have more potassium than bananas, more iron than spinach, and more vitamin C than oranges. A few potatoes and some fish and chicken makes for a pretty good meal. I wouldn't eat fried food all the time but it's not going to kill you in moderation.


This. my dad was gone every third day. mom has CFS and could barely function even in her 20's (had me when she was 21).  When dad was working, it was burger king, long johns, mcdonalds, etc. for dinner. once in a while kraft mac or fried chicken breast at home.

Yeah i was a fat kid, but part of that was me taking my lawn mowing money and buying 24 packs of soda to drink while I played contra.  If i was a parent i'd probably have a pretty 50 50 split of making healthy food and saying ugh, just tell me what you want.  lifes hard enough working fifty hours a week.
 
2020-10-25 3:03:19 AM  
Like American parents didn't do worse for decades.

There's a reason McDonald's has a little line underneath the golden arches that says "billions and billions served".

As long as she doesn't have to push her kids around in a wheel barrow, I'd say she's doing alright.
 
2020-10-25 5:11:29 AM  
Well, I hope this mom learned a valuable lesson about not posting pictures of your food to the internet
 
2020-10-25 9:01:10 PM  
Wait, she only does this occasionally? This is a non-story, every parent on this planet has does something like this/
 
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