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!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

I had to type out this lettuce wrap recipe before I forgot--its so very yummy! An evening of PF Changs will leave you longing for more so I bought the lettuce and some crunchy rice noodles for an added 'crunch' and figured I could come up with the sauce out of surprises in the fridge and pantry! I was especially happy that Adalyn wanted to make wraps with me and she enjoyed making 'baby wraps' and later came up with her own idea to add shredded cheese to a few. I definitely recommend having your child make the small baby wraps, even as small as the size of a quarter for starters! Just enough to crunch and you have to admit, small cutefood is sometimes more fun to eat-- especially when it is new!

What you need:

Iceberg lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce (or regular, but we had this on hand)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon low fat Newman's Own Sesame Ginger dressing
4-5 chicken tenderloins
1/4 cup or less diced green onion

Cut chicken into small pieces, saute in olive oil in pan with the green onions
After chicken is cooked, mix in the sauce
Sprinkle sesame seeds on chicken
Scoop chicken onto lettuce leaf and wrap---make extra sauce for dipping if you please!

We really loved these!

***We made these again later in the week and added about 1/4 cup of grated carrots to the saute pan as they are a new food for Adalyn and they tasted great in this recipe!