Recipes for picky eaters – home-made crackers
I used to spend a fair bit of time developing recipes that ticked boxes for picky eaters.
They were often a little unusual as my key parameters to take into account were things like texture, look and mouth-feel. Taste though, was also always important.
This home-made cracker recipe is one I have made with many super-selective eaters and had a win.
It was designed to be followed by a primary-aged child either on their own, or with minimal input from a parent. I have had multiple older children use and enjoy the independence having a simple, step-by-step recipe affords though.
The recipe uses colour coded measuring cups and every step is shown in both words and pictures. It’s perfect for those who find reading a bit more of a challenge or for younger children where pictures are easier to understand.
Having a child make a recipe independently is really empowering and gives them enormous investment in the end result. Although this does not guarantee they will eat what they have cooked, it really does support more willingness to try.
This recipe is probably best halved if making for the first time. That’s a great maths challenge for older children and a bit of frustration for parents of younger ones ☹
Apologies, redoing all the photos is a step too far for me at the moment.
I hope you are able to use this recipe with the children as it is easy and fun to do.
Following a recipe, measuring and producing food are excellent lessons in many areas, from maths to employing instructions so it definitely ticks boxes in the learning department too!
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
Judith is also mum to two boys and is the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/