Pork spring rolls
In this form they may be a little complex for many fussy eaters, but we can simplify to make more accessible for our child.
These are a favourite in my family and guests tuck in with gusto as well.
In the photo, the two on the outside are stuffed with the pork filling and the one in the middle is plain cheese.
If we have a super selective eater, doing things like this means we can often still include them in the family meal.
(Makes approx 16 spring rolls)
500 gms pork mince (I generally marinate this for a few hours*)
¼ small white cabbage chopped finely
2 spring onion stem/leaves chopped finely
1 large carrot grated
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tbs grated ginger
– Omit any ingredients that may not work for your child
*marinade – I use soy sauce, sesame oil, lemongrass and sometimes oyster sauce
Take spring roll wrappers out of the freezer to defrost (once defrosted, keep moist in a damp tea towel)
Fry the pork until almost cooked
Add the other ingredients and fry until veggies are soft
Take a spring roll wrapper and add mixture to the bottom part of the diamond (plenty of YouTube videos on how to do this 😊)
Roll and then fry each one until brown on all sides
Serve immediately or will be okay for lunches the following day
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.
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