Crepes for dinner
My boys are always delighted when it’s crepes for dinner!
It’s a great way to introduce a new meal for a fussy eater if pancakes are on the menu.
Crepes/pancakes can be savoury or sweet and so using them as part of the main meal can make dinner something to really look forward to.
Last night I did a more ‘breakfasty’ menu with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, and mushrooms. But I have served them with anything from chicken and cheese to prawns or sliced beef.
If your child is okay with pancakes but struggling with savoury toppings they can still be a part of the meal but have peanut butter, yoghurt or whatever else is within their comfort zone on theirs.
1 cup flour
1 cup milk (or half milk/half water)
2 tbs melted butter
(Sometimes you’ll need extra liquid for the last one or two. Add as needed)
Heat a non-stick frying pan to med/high and grease with butter.
Pour in 1/3 cup of batter and tilt the pan so it thins and coats the bottom.
Flip when the pancake starts to brown underneath and is firm enough to turn. You may have to turn down the heat a little.
Cook both sides until browning.
Repeat for the remaining batter.
Serve warm with toppings.
Judith, MA Cantab, 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/