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How often do you have dessert?

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TinyTwo Thu 15-Sep-16 16:50:45

I was quite shocked to realise that my 5 yr old DGD has it twice a day. She has it with her school dinner and then again with the childminder at tea time. It's only small and sometimes just a mini custard pot or something but even so... She's very active and healthy otherwise but I think that's too much and is conditioning her to expect pudding after every meal. Why do schools offer a pudding after school dinners anyway? Do kids need it? And I'm not against treats by the way, I have a very sweet tooth. But I have dessert occasionally (and love it when I do) not after every meal.

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 15-Sep-16 16:53:54

A slice of bread and jam after my sensible lunch, and a yoggie after my dinner.

Grannyknot Thu 15-Sep-16 16:54:20

Far too often! smile - couldn't resist that.

If you count - as Nigel Slater puts it - "having a sweet little full stop" after a meal - then I have to confess to at least 4 times a week.

Coolgran65 Thu 15-Sep-16 16:55:43

"Why do schools offer a pudding after school dinners anyway"

Even 60 years ago we had pudding with school dinners, coconut cake and custard, semolina, jelly, etc.
Nowadays my dgd has a choice of fruit or yoghurt as well as the typical 'pudding'.

tanith Thu 15-Sep-16 17:00:50

Far too often here too , I just need something sweet after dinner . I agree kids do not need pudding every day better if they were given fruit.

Ana Thu 15-Sep-16 17:04:56

Haven't bothered for many years.I get yoghurts in for my GDs and I think there's an ancient tin of rice pudding in the cupboard which will probably outlast me!

kittylester Thu 15-Sep-16 17:05:43

Rarely, unless I buy something like a creme brulee or similar for after our Friday steak. But I sometimes have a crunchie or a flake from a multipack. They are smaller, I think/hope!

My dgc have a yogurt after one meal and fruit after the other two.

millymouge Thu 15-Sep-16 17:05:46

Might have a piece of fruit, nectarines and melons are lovely at the moment. Or a yougart. DH loves his puds, so I tend to make them for him. Crumble with apple and blackberries, plums and steamed puds. He dosn't put on weight annoyingly.

Greyduster Thu 15-Sep-16 17:27:56

Hardly ever. Sunday lunch is the exception but only if the family are coming round. This weekend will be pineapple upside down cake. I'm not a pudding person - I would rather have a starter. We went out to lunch yesterday and DH had spotted dick and custard after a large main course. "You should have some of this" he said "it's good". Then he spent the whole afternoon grumbling about how stuffed and uncomfortable he felt.

TinyTwo Thu 15-Sep-16 17:32:41

ooh, I can never resist a rice pudding ana. It wouldn't have lasted a week in my house.

Wobblybits Thu 15-Sep-16 17:39:03

Always, just had fresh figs and cream

gillybob Thu 15-Sep-16 18:08:19

I adore fresh figs Wobbly but they never seem to be very nice in this country.

DD has just treat me to a pack of 2 Rachels organic rice puddings with Coconut. Absolutely delicious. I have ate one and hid the other one in case DH finds it when he gets home

shandi6570 Thu 15-Sep-16 18:14:50

Yoghurt after lunch for us, afraid that we have got into the habit of puddings after the evening meal too, but try and make it fruit based. At the moment we are enjoying the fruit from the garden so it's apple crumble/pie etc, or strawberries/blackberries and ice cream. Not so good for health, but delicious for the taste buds grin

Anniebach Thu 15-Sep-16 18:17:32


Ana Thu 15-Sep-16 18:44:43

Probably why you and I are so skinny, Annie! grin

gettingonabit Thu 15-Sep-16 18:54:13

Twice a day, but within my calorie allowance. I didn't start having dessert until I started watching my weightgrin.

I'm strict though. Only a titchy pudding, or one of those melon containers.

Anniebach Thu 15-Sep-16 19:06:24

Must be Ana smile

Alima Thu 15-Sep-16 19:11:29

During the week I have a yogurt and H has cake and ice cream. Sundays we splash out and have cheesecake or trifle for pud.

GrandmaMoira Thu 15-Sep-16 19:21:01

I sometimes have fruit, yoghurt or ice cream but never a cooked pudding. I buy cheesecake or some other pudding at the weekend fr my sons and grandddaughters. I avoid puddings because I struggle to keep at the weight I want and don't really have a sweet tooth.

TerriBull Thu 15-Sep-16 19:28:20

A piece of fruit, at the moment Nectarines, I love them. I try not to have a pudding during the week, occasionally on Sundays and only once when we were away in Cornwall last week. I keep Waitrose Belgian chocolate ice creams in the freezer for my granddaughter (like Magnums) but cheaper, I am able to resist them. I tend to have a yogurt in the morning with a banana but not in the evening too.

SueDonim Thu 15-Sep-16 20:25:40

School dinners always encompassed a pudding when I was young and we always had pudding at home. When my boys were young, I gave them pudding every day but my girls have never bothered much. The boys were much more physically active, mucking about playing in the woods and so on. They're mid-30's & early 40's now and still skinny as rakes!

Dh and I rarely have a pudding now and even then it's mostly fruit.

Aurelia Thu 15-Sep-16 21:06:26

I have pudding every day, it's a pleasant end to a nice supper.

Often fruit based, peaches in white wine, rhubarb and orange compote, Bananas Foster, pears poached in red wine......
But I also like panna cotta, something with choux pastry, or waffles or pancakes.

So many puddings, so little time....

Linsco56 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:24:59

I don't have a sweet tooth so it's not a struggle to pass on the puddings.

DH usually has a hot pudding most days...rhubarb pie and custard, home made rice pudding with sultanas and nutmeg, apple pie and ice cream.

It's just as well I'm not tempted as I don't have his metabolism and would pile on the pounds in no time!

Badenkate Thu 15-Sep-16 21:55:23

We generally have a yoghurt in the evening, often with some fruit. This evening we had strawberries and some blackberries from the garden.

Pollengran Thu 15-Sep-16 22:00:02

Bleuw! What is it with cream and sugar? Eew, just eew.