Emo The Emotional Elf

Family’s top three meals

That is a bit of a question for an autistic family, Not a simple answer.

Food has always been a bit of an issue in our home.

But slow changes over the years has seen some improvement in that area.

My hubby pretty much Eats anything he Is Greek plus grew up in a time of what was put on your plate you would eat what was there or go without, remember that saying.

I grew up in a household of picky eaters, we had a little bit of the same upbringing as far as food goes but My parents were more easy-going about food well sometimes anyway maybe I just like to think they were. Does your mind ever try to rewrite past memories?

Jake’s gone from yellow foods to eating a bit more variety, but his favorites right now

Are steak, Tacos and spicy so spicy I can taste it from the other room his thinking is that if he ruins his taste buds he may be able to eat more foods, and pizza yes pizza he has found a sudden like for it. Despite the texture and mixed flavors of the cheese and tomato. Maybe one day he will upgrade to having another topping. He will eat apples and Bananas now of course the Pringle’s and the occasional dairy milk or mint Aero. We found letting him cook and experiment with flavors and textures has meant extra foods are added. He also enjoys the smell of cooking but sometimes if there are too many smells of other foods he can’t sit at the table with us. It’s a work in progress.

Niki Is a vegetarian who doesn’t eat veg well mostly doesn’t she used to when she was younger and we can get carrots and peas on her plate.

Her favorite foods are vegan pepperoni, all kinds of cheese, Plant-based food, and. Pasta carbonara, We had to try some different lacoto-free stuff with Niki just because some upset her tummy, we also recently had to have some allergy testing which came back ok, we are still not clear what the reaction she had a few months ago was too. and she hasn’t had any more severe reactions since that time. it’s a bit of a mystery.

I can’t eat spicy food gives me bad heartburn.

but I will say my favorite foods are Greek pastito, fakir, and The roast dinners my hubby makes.

while my family is more selective than the average family my Home always has a variety of healthy options we eat salads and fruit, veg we try to have as balanced meals as possible given the circumstances.

But we try to be as played back about it and take a person-led approach because adding pressure to try new things has disastrous effects on people with anxiety and arguments over food are not the way to get people to eat better, I would rather them eat something than nothing.

we do talk about food and the complexities of it and what our bodies need.

We do experiments and home grow, look at cookery books watch health programs, and talk about and do exercise, just in a way they can physically and emotionally tolerate it.

Again though it all depends on the prices and the variety, Time we don’t always have lots of time to cook around everyone’s schedules these days. We are not always hungry at the same time so that can play a big part in meal times.

Much love Faye xx