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Snacks for the whole family

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  • pickle
    pickle Posts: 611 Forumite
    Scones
    Cupcakes

    You could make these up in big batches and freeze.
  • ALIBOBSY
    ALIBOBSY Posts: 4,527 Forumite
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    Primrose wrote: »
    Savoury Whirls
    Make up a batch of short crust pastry. (8 oz plain flour, 4 oz of mixed marg & lard)
    Roll out into a thin rectangle.
    Smear the surface with very thin layer of Bovril and sprinkle on a little grated cheese.
    Roll the pastry up into a lengthways Swiss roll. Cut into small circles.
    Bake on a tray in a hot oven for about 20 minutes until lightly brown.

    You could also do these with a sweet filling of cinnamon, sugar and butter-eating one of these now mmmmmm. Use either homemade pastry or you could use bought flaky pastry-I usually have some in the freezer stocked up on when on offer.

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  • clumsymoo
    clumsymoo Posts: 56 Forumite
    OMG do I know how you feel.
    My 14yr old DS is hungry ALL THE TIME!

    He comes in from school and wants something sweet, He has his tea about 5.30/6pm then by about 9 he has a sandwich and crisps then he will appear again about 10 for an apple and he might try his luck a third time by which time I don't know what to suggest. Cereal? popcorn?
    My OH complains about it all the time but I don't know what to do.

    I bake too. Banana bread is quick and easy and hopefuly a little nutritious. There are always old banana's in the fruit bowl to use up.

    When does this hollow legs phase end???:rotfl:
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  • HM Flapjacks with loads of oats, dried fruit, seeds & nuts - a wee bit fo fat is needed to bind them and there will be quite a bit of sugar (from the syrup/honey to bind plus the fruit), but the oats & nuts will help fill up for longer...
  • mama67
    mama67 Posts: 1,367 Forumite
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    clumsymoo wrote: »
    OMG do I know how you feel.
    My 14yr old DS is hungry ALL THE TIME!

    He comes in from school and wants something sweet, He has his tea about 5.30/6pm then by about 9 he has a sandwich and crisps then he will appear again about 10 for an apple and he might try his luck a third time by which time I don't know what to suggest. Cereal? popcorn?
    My OH complains about it all the time but I don't know what to do.

    I bake too. Banana bread is quick and easy and hopefuly a little nutritious. There are always old banana's in the fruit bowl to use up.

    When does this hollow legs phase end???:rotfl:

    My boys are both like this though DS1 (15) more so.

    They have cereal or eggs and toast for breakfast, a school canteen lunch or packed lunch; then
    they have a mini packed lunch when they get in from school,(sandwiches, fruit and hm cake) then a cooked dinner and then he will have either dessert if made or yogurt and fruit approx 9pm then be back again at 11pm for cereal or toast or more sandwiches (often just bread and butter).

    I sometimes do egg & bacon muffins as a change to the hometime sandwich (toasted english muffin, rasher of bacon for each then an egg made omelette style and split between)
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  • I am also trying to wean my teens and OH from the chocolate/crisps/biscuits etc altho found I was baking practically every single day during the school holidays! I make flapjacks, traybakes, biscuits (bit like twinks hobnobs) also jam s/ws, fruit, peas at the mo (from the garden - they eat them straight out of the pod!), cherry toms. Cheese and crackers for DS as soon as they get home from school, DD has HMsoup (I always have a pot on the stove). Toast, cheese on toast, beans on toast, "pizza" toast (smear of tomato paste/red pesto/sliced tom etc on bread under the cheese, chocolate toast - sprinkle cocoa and sugar onto buttered toast and grill very briefly - don't burn it - or your mouth(!), left overs eg sausage sarnie, cold potatoes, HM pasties (my grandma often used to roll last offcuts of pastry up wirh a bit of jam or marmalade or just butter and sugar - my lot just like it plain!) fruit, HM yoghurt, altho do sometimes (often!) find that leftovers I was planning to make into another meal have been eaten! I know some of these snacks are more like light meals but OH has hard physical job and DS(15) has hollow legs!

    If mine want eg chocs/crisps they have to buy their own!
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  • julie777
    julie777 Posts: 340 Forumite
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    Popping corn is really cheap and filling and you can experiment with sugar, syrup or whatever.................
  • JayJay14
    JayJay14 Posts: 1,918 Forumite
    clumsymoo wrote: »

    When does this hollow legs phase end???:rotfl:


    My OH is 53 and it hasn't ended yet:rotfl:
  • Hippeechiq
    Hippeechiq Posts: 1,103 Forumite
    Primrose wrote: »
    Savoury Whirls
    Make up a batch of short crust pastry. (8 oz plain flour, 4 oz of mixed marg & lard)
    Roll out into a thin rectangle.
    Smear the surface with very thin layer of Bovril and sprinkle on a little grated cheese.
    Roll the pastry up into a lengthways Swiss roll. Cut into small circles.
    Bake on a tray in a hot oven for about 20 minutes until lightly brown.
    These sound lovely Primrose thank you :)
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  • Hippeechiq
    Hippeechiq Posts: 1,103 Forumite
    mama67 wrote: »
    I sometimes do egg & bacon muffins as a change to the hometime sandwich (toasted english muffin, rasher of bacon for each then an egg made omelette style and split between)

    Oooh - that sounds rather nice. Thanks for that suggestion :)
    Aug11 £193.29/£240

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