Sushi, maybe surprisingly, is accepted by quite a few fussy eaters.
If the whole thing together is too much of a challenge, we can start with only the components that work for our child, eg. just the rice.
Adding a sliver of a new food or a food that is not always accepted can be a gentle way to take a step forwards. Especially if this is in the middle of the rice which covers the flavour and texture of the other food.
Admittedly, the examples in the photos are not the most neat or pretty but they tasted fine:
1. A sliver of chicken and avocado.
2. Cheese and a sliver of avocado (don’t be afraid to use favourite foods in non-traditional places).
Making food with our child can really help with engagement and investment in a food.
Sushi is a fun one to do!
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.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/