Dumb Food

Updated: Mar 18

Mr 11 came home from his after school activities last night with a major case of the Hangaries (hungry and angry). He stormed inside, announced “I’M STARVING”, threw open the fridge door and shouted “OH MY GOD, THERE IS NO REAL FOOD TO EAT, ONLY DUMB FOOD!!!” and then immediately dropped to the ground (mid fall managing to grab a packet of beef jerky – preservative free of course). He then rolled around on said floor, whilst shoving beef jerky in his face, tears in his eyes saying over and over ”why is there no real food? All there is to eat is dumb food!”

I climbed over him and looked in the fridge - it was packed. With real food (fruits and vegies) – but food you have to actually make, or wash, nothing ready to go, except the beef jerky. Hence it being called ‘dumb food” I get his frustration. When you’re really hungry, you just want something you can grab, not something you have to wash, chop up, or cook in any way. And I’ll admit, I have been a bit shite lately at prepping stuff and going to the shops, with xmas do’s and concerts and general “it’s getting towards the end of the year” mentality, I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit this week. No boiled eggs in the fridge, no pre-made smoothies, no baking in the freezer. There isn’t even any bread in the house. Bad mummy. It happens sometimes, we all have moments when we’re a bit crap. And you just have to get back on the wagon and start again. I got my butt up early this morning and boiled eggs and made pikelets (recipe in another post) and will endeavor to get myself to the shops sometime today to by some Un-Dumb Food. Mr 11 can help me prep some stuff this afternoon too.

#Kids #FussyEaters #Mamaaintperfect

 Melissa Lowe | Nutrition & Health Coach |

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