Roll-ups and ‘sushi’
- Changing up the way we serve foods is really important for selective eaters. Even if our child normally eats a plain pancake, a plain pancake rolled up looks different. It also offers a slightly different texture in the mouth, all valuable learning.
- Rolling up the pancake and then cutting into little ‘wheels’ is a perfect addition to the lunchbox or as part of a snack.
- I don’t think of pancakes as necessarily sweet. We can fill with cheese, ham or other favourite savoury items and roll upWe can also do favourite spreads like peanut butter and jam and make a ‘sushi’.
- Add some honey to the outside and roll in chia seeds and we have a crunchy coating. If white chia seeds would be less intimidating I’d go with those (I chose black as they are more like nori). Don’t be scared of chia seeds, they are a surprising hit for many selective eaters as they have a neutral taste but are crunchy. They are also nutrient-dense so a win in that department. I know quite a few parents who have started by adding a few seeds to the top of toast and got buy in.
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.