One of my big things is figuring out how to create family meals. I really think everyone sitting down and having the same thing is so powerful. And, it's amazing how you can do this even if your child only has 2 dinner options. Yes it's true!
I made San Choy Bau for my boys last week and as I was posting the photos on my food advocacy site I started thinking about how this could be a great meal for selective eaters too.
I know you're looking at it and thinking "noooo, nu uh, no way my kid would even go near that". And perhaps in it's present form no. But:
1. Lettuce leaves to wrap the meat in. Optional. Or, can swap for crunchy raw cabbage leaves which work for some children.
2. Pork mince with veg and all the Chinese flavours. Can do without veg. Can do just pork mince. Maybe add some soy sauce. Can do beef mince - with or without soy. Could add just a little honey and soy. Chicken mince?
3. Brown rice noodles. Optional. Could swap for spaghetti (or have alongside spaghetti). Or spirals if that is the favourite. If noodles are a no there's no reason not to have potatoes!
4. Corn. Often accepted by kids but OK to swap for peas or chopped carrots or raw beans. Or none ...
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.