Moms confess to clever ways to avoid eating the food their children cook for them, and more than you think they feed it to the dog.
A survey of 2,000 mothers with children over the age of eight found that 46 percent had cooked something for their little one as a surprise, only to be shocked by its unappetizing appearance.
Exactly half felt they had to eat what was cooked for them despite what it looked like, as their son or daughter insisted on sitting with them until they finished.
In doing so, 82 percent said their child took this as a cue to prepare food for them more often.
It also emerged that 49 percent had pretended to eat a meal their child had prepared for them, while 26 percent of those with dogs admitted they ended up feeding it to the family pet.
The research, commissioned by Ocado, found that 56 per cent had previously received food prepared by their child for Mother’s Day, with birthdays, Christmas and Easter also being among the most common occasions for this to happen.
To make sure moms are happy with their home-cooked meals this Mother’s Day, the online supermarket has teamed up with popular family recipe developer Claudine Boulstridge to create some simple and delicious breakfast recipes that kids can create. themselves.
Meals include the ‘Mum-lette’, a fun and exciting omelet that kids can decorate to look like their mother, rainbow yogurt crust lollipops complete with colorful fruit and seeds, and a three-minute microwave toast in a mug. topped with Nutella and raspberries.
Laura Rowe, food expert at Ocado, said: “Cooking and eating together as a family is very important, but we know from our research (and experience) that children often need help when it comes to meals.
“That’s why this Mother’s Day we’ve created recipes that are not only exciting and easy for kids to make, but also delicious.”
‘Save it for later’ is an excuse that 47 per cent of mothers have previously used to avoid eating a meal cooked by their child.
And 57 percent have even suggested giving it to their partner as a way to avoid using it.
Although they usually get away with it, 24 percent admit that they have upset their child by rejecting something they did.
Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) believe they will eat anything their little one makes for them, no matter how unappetizing it sounds, because it would have been made with love.
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Sandwiches, pasta and fairy cakes are among the most common foods children cook for their mothers, according to the OnePoll study.
And when preparing these meals, 66 percent say their child doesn’t leave unused pots and pans, which ends up with parents having to spend years in the kitchen cleaning up the mess.
Laura Rowe added: “Our five easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes give kids an introduction to cooking so they can get down to business this Mother’s Day.
“Whether they’re serving up an artistic omelet masterpiece or breakfast-friendly yogurt popsicles, we’re here to make sure kids and parents alike are proud of what’s on their plate.”