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!

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Waffle Hash"

I wasn't sure what to call this one. This is what I came up with when combining frozen hashbrowns, a few turkey sausage links, pancake mix, sharp cheddar cheese and some seasonings. In several of my other posts I have mentioned the fact that some children need and desire foods that offer more sensory feedback. These crunchy waffles have protein, starch, dairy and fat all in one nice little Crunch!

Since this was more of a Use Whatcha Have kind of recipe I will approximate the measurements to the best of my ability!

Grind sausage (or your preferred meat/protein) in Magic Bullet or processor
Approximately 1 cup pancake mix (I used the 'just add water' mix)
1 cup frozen hash browns, thawed
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
dash of Lawry's seasoned salt

These were very good and crisp! We made Adalyn's into a waffle tower with a few dabs of yogurt butter and cheese.