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, August 17, 2009

"Sushi" rolls

After meeting a friend for sushi today I got into one of my experimental phases...go figure! While the chicken was in the oven I glanced over and noticed the box of Fruitabu 'smooshed fruit' rolls in the pantry. There was an abundance of Apple at Amazing Savings in Asheville this week (maybe this is not a favored flavor!) and I thought...what a great 'roll' for faux kid-friendly sushi rolls!

I took some of my daughters favorites out of the fridge including deli ham, laughing cow light cheese wedge and some avocado slices. Placed a little of each in 3 separate 4-5 inch fruitaboo strips, which was equivalent to the length of one pre-packaged roll. Add some crushed cracker crumbs for Tempura and Whalla! A little shudder on the first bite but with a few changes (smaller rolls, less filling) this could be a Thumbs Up for the future! I used avocado for the 'wasabi' garnish and more ham for the 'ginger'.


Nickname unavailable said...

how fun and creative!!!