“Foodie” Fun for Kids: Mushroom Tacos
Encouraging Speech & Creating Yum! Mushroom Tacos
- 1 Portobello mushroom washed and cleaned
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 5-10 shakes of lemon pepper
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon minced
- Dried onion
- 1/4 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2-3 dashes of paprika
- Shredded cabbage
- Diced cilantro
- Slices of onion
- Sour cream
- Pineapple salsa
Approximately 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (depending on the flavor you want and intensity of the flavor.)
2 corn tortillas (heat in oven at 400 degrees for 2 minutes to warm up before eating)
Kiddo: Clean the mushroom and dry it off.
Parent: Dice the mushroom into small, bite size pieces.
Parent: Put a sauté pan on the stove, under medium to high heat.
Kiddo: Spray the pan with Pam and place the mushrooms into the pan. Add the butter, salt, lemon pepper, dried minced onions, garlic powder and paprika and stir.
Cook for about 5 minutes, until tender.
Kiddo: After 5 minutes turn off heat and stir in either the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. It should sizzle a little when you add that in.
Kiddo: Prepare any toppings you would like for your taco!
Directions: follow these 6 steps and have fun!
1. First: Place half of the mushrooms on the tortilla.
3. Third: add thin sliced onions.
4. Fourth: add pineapple salsa.
5. Fifth: add sour cream.
6. Sixth (last): add cilantro.
This is a great recipe to help encourage language!
Sequencing: Expressive and Receptive Language: Print out the images of the steps of building the taco and have your child put them in order from first to last steps. Have them tell you what is going on in each step.
Receptive Language: Tell your child various two step directions to follow while making the recipe, for example “get the garlic powder and measure 1/4 teaspoon” (2 step- related directions) or “put the mushrooms in the pan and get the butter from the fridge” (2 step- unrelated directions).
Sarah Choueiry’s, provides parents with healthy, nutritious and easy recipes that help improve their child’s language skills, imagination and confidence. Speech Foodie gives ALL children the chance to be creative while bonding with their family.
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This post originally appeared on our September/October 2012 Magazine