I have a 4 yr old daughter who is on the Autism Spectrum...she is very high-functioning. Basically you couldnt tell the difference from any other child except of her little issues. Silly things like being clumsy, not sitting in a chair for a long time. Looking at you for a long time...anywhoo most children have these same issues.
MEALTIME with a child on the spectrum however is not so silly. She is very picky and sometimes refuses to eat certain foods because of texture or color. So cheerios/milk are sometimes our best friend and go-to meal. lol
Everyday and I do mean Every Day she arrives back from school at 11:45 and she will ask for a peanut butter sandwich (EVERYDAY.....) No Jelly, just peanut butter and she likes it cut in 4 squares...not in half but 4 squares. lol
So I tried to get her out of that routine without frazzling her too much. Another issue is she doesnt like change, schedule and consistancy are a big part of who she is and how she functions.
But here are 2 little ideas I came up with because her favorite things are Mickey Mouse and pizza. So for anyone with picky eaters, dig into that kitchen gadget draw and get creative
(Peanut Butter in a tortilla cut like a pizza)
Peanut Butter cut into circle and chocolate creme cookies
(Mickey Mouse sandwich)