Wrap week – making your own
Any time we can get the children into the kitchen is a plus. They are seeing, smelling, touching and interacting with foods. It’s not a magic bullet fix, but it does help. Children are also more likely to eat things they have investment in. Again, it’s not a guarantee, it’s a help.
Making wraps is something I’ve used effectively with super selective eaters, to enable them to eat something new. It is very easy to make. Flour, boiling water (means no kneading) and a dash of light olive oil. Make into a playdough-like ball and roll out on a floured board.
Fry at medium heat – you can use oil or dry fry. When you see bubbles, it’s time to flip. Cook until browning on each side which takes a few minutes. You can turn the heat down and ensure there are no brown marks if that’s more palatable for your child.
These look quite brown overall as I have used wholemeal flour. Using white will obviously yield a lighter looking wrap.
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.