Fun with Food!

Welcome to Fun with Food! This site was designed to help parents and caregivers find, share and ask about fun foods for your selective toddler!

As a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, I encounter many children who have experienced negative associations surrounding food. These children often have accompanying oral motor feeding difficulties and sensory processing difficulties--making eating a very stressful experience instead of an enjoyable one.

This website will hopefully serve as an "idea place" for meals as well as questions and support from other parents and caregivers. Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Savory Veggie Waffles

Here we go again with the broccoli! We had so much fun making these and loved the added crisp when made in the waffle iron! A great twist on this recipe is using potato pancake mix, adding some cheese, onion and rosemary, mmm!

Steam 1/4-1/2 cup broccoli (I use steamer bags)
Place in food processor along with seasonings of your choice (I used parmesan cheese, 1/2 american cheese slice and garlic salt)
Add to waffle mix according to box directions (I have Fiber 1 and Quaker Oatmeal pancake mix)
As an egg replacer I use ground flaxseed and very hot water.
To replace one egg:
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
3 tablespoons water (or other liquid)

Once again, my daughter enjoys dipping these into light ranch dressing! (It's a southern thing I think!)