Making wraps fun
A focus for me is always to put the fun back into food. Picky eating can be relentless and often sucks the joy out of meals for everyone. Any time we can return some excitement and some pleasure we are winning!
Even if you do have a child that eats wraps then changing them up is still valuable:
1. If we can put a different topping on then it’s a change, and change is always good.
2. Rolling a wrap up, for example, is changing the textural feel. For some children this in itself is a big step. Again, all change is good.
3. Our child coming to the table with a smile or eating happily is always a goal. If that means creating a face, then sometimes it’s worth the extra hassle.
From left to right and top to bottom:
– A peanut butter and raisin face. Choose toppings that rock for your child. Perhaps you can stretch them a little by using raisins, for example, that are not readily accepted at the moment.
– Mini rollups with Vegemite. Small is always good.
– Tiny squares with jam or peanut butter and a mini sandwich with cream cheese.
– Traffic light. If our child is comfortable at the table then adding a new food, like the spinach or a blob of avocado, for example, is a great way to gently introduce new foods (not necessarily to eat on that day, but to start that process).
– If you’re a little more creative, then cars or dinosaurs or unicorns could be the go. Scissors cut store-bought wraps easily.
– A snail, or is he a dragon?
– A honey flower.
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.