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mamas that can't cook mrs jones ♥ 2 kids; Universal City, Texas 2682 posts
17th May '13

I've actually been thinking about this for a few days before I decided to post it. But if you can't cook, what do yall usually serve your LOs?



I personally only know how to cook a few select things, but I feel that feeding LO mac & cheese, spaghetti or etc gets kinda old. Just looking for more ideas

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th May '13

How old is LO?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
17th May '13

Aside from the pastas, I give them chicken nuggets, pb&j, eggs, waffles, pancakes...and I can't think of anything else off the top of my head. Sometimes I make the chicken nuggets from scratch, sometimes I buy them frozen. Most of the day they just snack on fruit, though.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
17th May '13

Just use the internet and learn how to cook healthier stuff.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
17th May '13

I can cook pretty well, but try frozen veggies that you can steam in the bag. You can get fruits and meals that way too.

mrs jones ♥ 2 kids; Universal City, Texas 2682 posts
17th May '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" How old is LO?"


He'll be 2 in July. I'm a horrible cook. Most of the recipes I find online usually don't end up tasting right

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th May '13

Sandwiches are always easy, my son likes any lunch meat, or grilled cheese with ham... he likes salad, vegetables (raw or cooked), I make a lot of casseroles, which I know aren't the healthiest. Tacos are pretty simple, and he can put the toppings on himself..You can make them healthier by using ground chicken or turkey instead of beef. He eats a lot of fruit, too. He isn't huge on eating a piece of meat, like off the grill...but he will eat shredded chicken or pork, I make it in the crock pot.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16597 posts
17th May '13

I would really make an effort to cut way down on those carbs. Pinterest is pretty awesome for those kinds of ideas. :)
http://tinyurl.com/aocpa2c

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
17th May '13
Quoting kennedy ♥:" He'll be 2 in July. I'm a horrible cook. Most of the recipes I find online usually don't end up tasting right"


I'm right there with you. That, and/or my kids won't touch them.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
17th May '13

Follow a recipe?



I always think every one can cook. Now, everyone CANT come up with their own creations lol, but if you know how to read, you can do a simple recipe! And if you dont want to fool witht the stove, try cold items you just assemble I guess.



fruit salads, sandwiches, yogurt is a full healthy meal

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
17th May '13

Start with simple stuff. If you don't have a crockpot already, they're like 2o bucks at walmart. You can make pot roast (really soft beef with veggies that cooks all day) or chicken noodle soup, any meat basically. Also stir frys are very easy, just cook some chicken (or other meat) in a frying pan and add veggies. I once upon a time couldn't cook and now I'm a chef! Haha. Pinterest has great ideas as well.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
17th May '13
Quoting kennedy ♥:" He'll be 2 in July. I'm a horrible cook. Most of the recipes I find online usually don't end up tasting right"


What kind of things have you tried?

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14319 posts
17th May '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" Just use the internet and learn how to cook healthier stuff."


:!:



There are plenty of simple recipes that require little effort and time but are still good for you. I suck at cooking and I hate it, but when DH doesn't want to or can't, I suck it up and do it so my kids are well-fed.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
17th May '13

A good twist on boxed mac & cheese, too is making your own. YOu can use whole wheat pasta, and you whisk together some butter and flour, (over heat).. add milk & shredded cheese, it's healthier. You can also add broccoli or tomatoes.