Creating a fun breakfast takes less time than you think. This one took five minutes to make and photograph. As usual, I didn’t plan “a head,” I just let it happen: two eggs for hair, BabyBell cheese and blueberries for eyes, a strawberry nose, and two slices of seven grain bread for the face and body. When Claire saw this, she smiled just like “Friedegga.”
When I woke up to a rainy, dreary morning, I felt like this.
Then I looked around, saw Claire, and thought of all the positive things I could do today.
Sometimes it doesn't take much to turn things around. Like moving fruit around on a pineapple.
Today I made Claire’s breakfast with a cup of non-fat Fage Greek yogurt, half of a banana, a couple of blueberries and raspberries and 1/4 cup of fiber cereal. I didn’t plan what to create, I just got out of the way and let the food tell me what it wanted to be. When I dumped the yogurt it looked like a big round head so I added the fruit and tilted the berries to look like holes in a mouth and nose…and topped it off with fiber cereal. Claire was hungry so I made and photographed it fast. I named it Fiberesio and Claire said he was delicious, and with 4 food groups it was a great “head” start to the day.
When our granddaughter Daniela has dinner with us and Bill might make a mischievous character with his food. Daniela laughs hysterically when Bill develops a hilarious narrative for the character. These are very special moments for the two of them.Read More
I used to work with children (ages 5-11) who had difficulty with verbal language. It was hard for them to understand what was said to them and even harder for them to make themselves understood. None of them were able to read or write.Read More
Getting kids to try new healthy foods can be tough. When Bill and I do Funny Food workshops (using only nutritious food) when kids make a healthy snack they are willing to eat it and they try foods they never tasted before.Read More
Playing with healthy (funny) food is a joyful way to develop and practice executive function skills that are essential for daily life. Students may not explicitly be taught executive function skills, and they are important life skills.Read More