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My son, 13, is going through his first massive growth spurt and is hungry all the time. He is an athlete, very lean and we are strict ovo-lacto vegetarians who try to eat organically as much as possible.<br><br>
What do you eat when you are super hungry that you can either grab on the go or prepare easily that is satisfying and not overly expensive?<br><br>
Typically he carries around a box of cereal like a baby, but he just wiped out $8 worth of cashews as a snack... before his snack... before his lunch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 

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PB&Banana sandwich on wholewheat bread.<br><br>
Or if he's a freak like me, he can try my concoction.<br><br>
1 tbsp peanut butter<br>
1 handful of oats<br>
1 scoop protein powder<br>
1-2 tbsp soy milk<br>
some sweetening
 

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Sandwiches and bananas usually fill me up reasonably well.
 

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Nice gob of peanut butter on bread. Some deepfried onions on that. And finish it with some sambal (or some hot sauce)on top. Spicy, fatty and delish.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tinoberserker</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2936992"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Nice gob of peanut butter on bread. Some deepfried onions on that. And finish it with some sambal (or some hot sauce)on top. Spicy, fatty and delish.</div>
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Have your tasted-buds abandoned you?
 

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Nice gob of peanut butter on bread. Some deepfried onions on that. And finish it with some sambal (or some hot sauce)on top. Spicy, fatty and delish.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> Sprinkle it with nutritional yeast too!!!
 

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That's nothing! My DH who's omni mixes 3 kinds of flame thrower hot sauces together, and uses it as a dip for nacho's<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">. It's amazing that he has any taste buds left.
 

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If I may be so bold, I suggest you might try the vegetarian standards -- fruits and vegetables that he will eat, and are relatively preparation free(i.e. carrot, apples, bananas, etc.) Also, you might debate having a can or jar of some vegetarian-friendly dip on hand just for him when he gets bored of plain ole' veggies, which he very likely will after a few days.<br><br>
I know from my teenage years potato chips were easy and fun but not particularly healthy and I could go through a lot of them so quickly just because I was burning it all off. Cereal was the same way. The veggies are better in that what doesn't end up getting eaten can be repurposed for household ends(cooking and baking).<br><br>
At any rate, it's likely to hurt financially no matter what(veggies or no). With fruits and veggies on hand however you may just slow his appetite enough while keeping him healthy for you to both survive his teenage years.<br><br>
Best wishes to you,
 

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That's nothing! My DH who's omni mixes 3 kinds of flame thrower hot sauces together, and uses it as a dip for nacho's<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">. It's amazing that he has any taste buds left.</div>
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Well, it's more that the combination looks like crap.
 

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I used to eat enormous amounts of bread when I was a teenager. That was always quick and filling.
 

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Bean burritos, PB & Js, Hoppin' John & Red Beans & rice (made ahead and reheated), calzones - again made ahead and reheated, pitas with hummus and lots of fresh veggies, frozen chocolate-dipped bananas, baked beans...
 

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I used to eat enormous amounts of bread when I was a teenager. That was always quick and filling.</div>
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not entirely nutritious though.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Bean burritos, PB & Js, Hoppin' John & Red Beans & rice (made ahead and reheated), calzones - again made ahead and reheated, pitas with hummus and lots of fresh veggies, frozen chocolate-dipped bananas, baked beans...</div>
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not entirely nutritious though.<br><br><br></div>
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There's nothing wrong with wholemeal bread.
 

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There's nothing wrong with wholemeal bread.</div>
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on it's own it is.
 

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Well, lucky for you, I have a 16 y/o kid brother going through the same thing! He eats:<br><br>
Everything.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Seriously, though, do you have a waffle maker? My mom makes waffles every sunday morning, and for years she's been making extra batter and cooking them 3/4th of the way in the waffle iron. Then freezing them. That way, my brother can take them out, pop them in the toaster, and smear with pb when he needs a snack.<br><br>
He also makes smoothies.<br><br>
Cereals, nuts, chips.<br><br>
Pasta. If you make a ton of plain pasta a head of time, the kid can throw some pasta and random veggies in a pan for a quick veggie pasta.<br><br>
Lettuce, tomato, and fakin' bacon (a favorite of my brothers) for blt's.<br><br>
Mayo. My brother is obsessed. Don't ask.
 

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my teen brother loves quesadillas. They are cheap , quick and easy to make. You can use all different types of ingredients to make different varieties like :veg*n cheese, beans, refried beans, veggies, pb& bananas, pb& chocolate, pb & jelly, hummus & veggies, etc.
 

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Yes, baked beans. My boys will just open a tin and eat it with a spoon, cold.</div>
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I do this too. Gets a lot of odd looks.<br><br>
I read once that for vegetarian children who need a few extra cals to just throw some oil into everything. Smoothies, sauces, etc. Whether this is good advice, I'll leave you to judge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Cereals would be a good choice, as long as they're not covered in sugar. Binge on fruit and vegetables, this has too fill anybody up pretty quickly, and all sorts of dried fruit should leave him feeling full.
 

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Try making your own whole wheat bread* at home too. It tends to be much more filling, nutritious...and much cheaper than buying it!!<br><br><br>
*to use for making sandwiches, pitas, muffins, etc. I eat it plain and it fills me up!
 
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