Lasagne – picky eater style!!
Lasagne is a food that many parents would love their child to eat. But lasagne introduces a whole world of challenges. It’s multi-layered, it’s full of mixed ingredients and it’s hard to know ‘exactly’ what’s in it.
That doesn’t mean to say it’s an impossibility. In fact, this is one of my favourite things to do with hesitant eaters:
Soften a lasagne sheet and then use a cookie cutter, a knife or scissors to create mini sheets.
Our child can then build their own. What their tastes are will determine what goes in there.
The next photo shows the mini lasagnes from the side:
1. At the back, spinach and chicken
2. To the left, ham and cheese
3. To the right, mince and sour cream
The choices are endless and maybe it does have to be peanut butter and jam to begin with.
But anytime we eat a ‘lasagne,’ whatever the filling, it tells the brain ‘yes I can eat this and yes it’s okay’.
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.