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I Need Advice On Energy Food For Kids!

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
My 9 year old son has an unscheduled football match tomorrow night. We have to leave to get to the ground at just about the usual time he has his dinner. If he eats a meal he'll be dragging himself around the pitch like a slug full of beer BUT he will need something to eat - he cant wait until after 8pm. So what do I do? Is there anyone out there who can suggest something that won't make him sluggish but at the same time provide a full belly and lots of energy? Some sort of high energy sandwich filling for example? By the way, he's not fussy and will eat most things. Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
just get him 2 drink some boost gives me bare energy when I play cricket
banned#2
pasta and chicken that what man united eat about 1 and a bit hours before game
#3
I thought bananas and apples were good for slow release energy and porridge,failing that have a late lunch.Have good breakfast and then a small snack and lunch about 3pm or something.
banned#4
carbohydrates like pasta
#5
beans on toast, srammbled eggs on toast or chicken salad sandwich, 2 an a half to 3 hours before he is due to play ( to allow sufficient time for nutrients to be released) should do the trick. maybe half a banana just before the game stars and the other half at half time (raisins, jelly babies or jaffa cake biscuits for quick instant energy), plus plenty of fluids mainly water during the day.
#6
bananas are really good slow releasing energy foods
#7
I know it's not a meal, but my father always used to give me dextrose tablets before athletics tournaments. You get them at the chemist and they have dextrose ( a form of sugar) with added vitamin C and other good things and are specifically designed to give you some extra, but short-term, energy. Have one or two at the beginning, and at half time and it could really benefit his energy levels. They taste a little bit like those candy necklaces from when you were younger and are a much healthier option to lucazade. Also a banana will put something in his tummy and give him energy.
banned#8
you can get lucozade sweets!
#9
Pasta, bannanas and oranges, if your going to take Lucozade you might as well eat a plate of sugar.
#10
Thanks everyone you are great and so are your ideas. Special thanks to tommy noddy - you sound like you know your stuff and chicken salad was something I'd heard was a good idea. I remember Dextrose, used to eat them like sweets when I was a kid! Thanks again all!
#11
I cant believe no-one has mentioned jaffa cakes. let him have a few about 30 mins before the game, thats what premiership footballers have at half time, just around 4 or 5 at least then it wont ruin his tea afterwards.
banned#12
MinstrelMan
I cant believe no-one has mentioned jaffa cakes. let him have a few about 30 mins before the game, thats what premiership footballers have at half time, just around 4 or 5 at least then it wont ruin his tea afterwards.


they did - lol
#13
hdixon85
I know it's not a meal, but my father always used to give me dextrose tablets before athletics tournaments. You get them at the chemist and they have dextrose ( a form of sugar) with added vitamin C and other good things and are specifically designed to give you some extra, but short-term, energy. Have one or two at the beginning, and at half time and it could really benefit his energy levels. They taste a little bit like those candy necklaces from when you were younger and are a much healthier option to lucazade. Also a banana will put something in his tummy and give him energy.


imranmaz
you can get lucozade sweets!


Lucozade sweets are branded dextrose tablets. Basically the exact same thing, even taste the same!

I have them when I am feeling faint/light headed and they are very fast acting.

I agree with above comments, bananas are good
#14
Im in the forces and made to eat scrambled egg before a tab/run....i hate the bloody stuff but it works.
#15
Bananas :thumbsup:
#16
Grab a few of those sachets of sugar from McDonalds and empty em down his neck

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