Passing through the teen phase is a tryout through a million things that go wrong. It is the phase where you begin to recognise black and white are not the only colours in ideas and people. A sudden grey appears from nowhere clouding the most important aspect of life, judgement.
The sudden expectation to be a person can be overwhelming the sudden changes in the hormones can be overpowering, a sudden change from play and school to future and career thoughts to top it all can really leave them exhausted. In addition food choices, growth spurts etc do add up to the frustration.
As a parent, the best advice I have received was to learn a cat, coz that how this phase is going to be. Being a dog-friendly person and expecting my kids to have everlasting cuddles. All this broke the very day one of mine turned teen. It was a slow and steady recovery from then. We got a feline to learn to handle this transformation. So far that experiment is successful, coz that someone is always hungry.
One of the things I learnt in the process was “cool eats.” At the same time, I am a mum who can worry about nutrition, the effects and more. The oily acne inducing packaged stuff sure does catch the eye, but rarely comes home nowadays. Slowly and steadily we have learnt to make cooler snacks. So here is the easiest
Baked carrot fries with a yoghurt relish.
We also have
Chips with Sriracha Hummus
Nevertheless, the learning through my journey so far is .. Listen and open up your space with love and not judgement ( tough one, I am learning too)
Enjoy this short fuss-free one today, which goes towards #rootingforroots by Sujata Shukla from the Foodie Monday Blog hop panel.
Enjoy this sweet root one. On mix up some purple carrots too if you have, it makes a hugely colourful platter. Pin in for your future use.