The Confident Eater


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I love creating food for fussy eaters that rocks!

My boys are the perfect guinea pigs too. They have watched far too many episodes of Masterchef, so how to critique my food is down to a fine art!

Working with over 100 families a year, gives me a great understanding of food for picky eaters that ticks boxes.

Custard is often a hit with fussy eaters and can be a great addition to the diet, particularly for children who otherwise wouldn’t enjoy eggs.

Hey, it’s a dessert, we all love desserts 🙂

I am always going to push for a home-made version of anything, if possible, so we can control the ingredients. However, making custard always seemed really scary when I read recipes from the experts. The milk had to be a certain temperature etc.

Then I found a recipe that was so simple and easy. It also takes 5 minutes. As in, 5 minutes from start to finish. Yeahhhh.

You may already be doing this and thinking, Judith, what took you so long to get with the program! But if not, this is a winner in my house, and I love making it for my teen who I feel could do with a calcium boost.

Custard recipe

2 cups of milk – bring to simmer (whisk occasionally so it doesn’t stick).

In a bowl whisk 2 egg yolks, 1 tbs of corn flour and a bit of sugar (I use a tsp of coconut sugar – but we are used to things not being sweet so you may want to add more).

Once the milk is simmering, add a little to the bowl with the egg mixture and whisk briskly.

Return all the ingredients to the pan, turn the heat down and whisk until thick.

Sooooo simple! If it does get lumpy (which happens when I’m concentrating on other things 😉) I put it in the blender.

Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), 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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