A ‘GENIUS’ mum has revealed she tricks her son into eating a healthy dinner by putting them inside a pot noodle cup.
Marcella McDonagh said her son had loved his first ever pot noodle, but didn’t want him to eat them all the time.
In order to serve him a healthy, home-made version, but still have him loving the meal, she decided to plate up her cooking and put it inside an empty pot noodle container.
She has since been hailed a genius by other parents, who said they wanted to try it on their own kids.
Taking to the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas, Marcella wrote: “Fake Pot Noodle!!!
“So my son had his first pot noodle the other day. Wasn’t sure to be proud or not, but he loved it.
“So I found myself trying to feel better and completely scamming him with this fake (healthier) pot noodle!
“Yeh one day he will realise I’m a fake and a fraud, until then… eat away my lad.”
Her post has racked up over 4,800 likes from impressed parents, with one saying: “Brilliant idea.”
Another added: “That looks the best pot noodle ever.”
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