My young teen boy has been eating us out of our kitchen for the past year. Last July he began to grow and he hasn't stopped yet. Last year he was about 5' 2" and weighed 104 lb. This July he was 5' 7" and weighing 136lb. Two wardrobes later, he is starting to slow down but he's still eating like crazy.
He's started playing water polo on his high school team and has been practicing every day for hours. his coach told them to plan on an 8000 calorie diet. He eats so much but burns it right back off.
I have been stocking our kitchen full of easy and quick and healthy foods for him to take with him when he leaves in the morning. My husband has also been sure to stock up on the tasty foods that are very full of calories, like those huge muffins you get from Costco.
This week mornings have been become a lot earlier than we are used to. My son has early morning seminary for the youth ages 14-18. It begins at 6:15 AM and he eats breakfast before he leaves. From seminary, he heads right to school and he eats his second breakfast on the go that he has packed with him.
I want him to start the day with a healthy breakfast option before he heads out so one food that I stock up on is our favorite brown sugar oatmeal pancakes with wheat flour. They are perfect for a breakfast on the run if needs be because they are delicious even without syrup. They are good to eat warm or cold and are very filling.
The recipe can be found over on my sister's blog here.
These are worth a try because everyone who has had these before has loved them!
I usually four times the batch when I make them, but this time I made eight times and it made just over 80 pancakes. These freeze very well and we take out what we need the night before so they can thaw in the fridge.
My KitchenAid Mixer can handle the batch four times but for eight times I had to use the huge bowl of my trusty Bosch Mixer.
So tell me, do you have a teen son, what does he like to eat, what kind of things are you always sure to have in stock?