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!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

‘Tween “toddlers”---Twoddlers?


 
Twoddler food!  This is the first grouping of a hopeful growing list of ‘In between” puree and table food stage for all of our babies, toddlers and older children who are wishing for grown up food but not quite ready with their oral motor feeding skills. Just remember that you will need to be very aware of allergens in these recipes and check with your pediatrician or dietician before introducing ingredients that have not yet been introduced. I will include store bought and homemade. Think soft on inside and texture on outside, like McCains Potato smiles :)

Caulitots
http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2013/10/01/baked-cauli-tots/ http://yourlighterside.com/2010/03/caulitots-baked/

Homemade soft Nuggets
http://www.momables.com/lunchbox-wars-4-chicken-nuggets/ http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2012/04/ch-ch-ch-chia-chicken-bites.html http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/10/turkey-nuggets.html

Tasty Veggie patties
http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2013/07/avocado-cakes-with-banana-and-basil.html
http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/08/crunchy-spinach-cakes.html http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/09/squish-your-squash-indian-style.html

Bread Lovers Beware
http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2013/12/cinnamon-pumpkin-banana-yummalicious.html
http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/03/savory-veggie-waffles.html http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/01/chicken-bopps.html http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-dairy-free-pumpkin-cupcakes.html

The Sweeter side of Protein
http://pickytots.blogspot.com/2012/07/power-packed-cookie-dough-bites.html

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Five Signs that Your Toddler May Benefit from Feeding Therapy

5 Signs that Your Toddler May Benefit from Feeding Therapy Thank you Melanie Potock from www.mymunchbug.com for the very helpful information. Please spread the word!