Another help-in-the-kitchen activity: this week your child can help you make quesadillas!
Your child can add the cheese and any other toppings they want, and then you can cook it for them. Once it cools down, your child can help you get the quesadilla into wedges with a child-safe knife (it's OK if it comes out a big mess, let them try!).
Try these mini chicken quesadillas made with smaller taco tortillas (they're perfect for little hands!), or skip the chicken if your child is a fussy about different textures in their foods that they can't see.
If your child has a dairy allergy, use a dairy-free cheese substitute.
If your child has a wheat/gluten allergy, use gluten-free corn tortillas.
Quesadilla fillings your child can try:
- cooked chicken
- black beans
- sliced turkey or ham
- baby spinach
- roasted red peppers
- small cooked shrimp
- a thin layer of mashed potatoes (with cheese on the bottom and on top to get them to stay together)
Even if your child doesn't like these foods, it is a good way to expose them to these foods and get them to interact with the foods, which is a necessary step if you want your child to try the foods!
Don't forget to use the hashtag #52weeksofsensory and tag @highchairchronicles if you post any pictures on social media!