March 13, 2010

Food Substitutions

When there are certain foods of great interest to a small person, but that do not pass your sniff test, what do you substitute?  Here are a few of ours:

Chocolate milk.  1.5 cups of milk or soy milk, 1 ripe banana, 3 heaping spoonfuls of unsweetened chocolate powder, 1 heaping spoonful of (unsweetened -- sad to have to specify) peanut butter.  We both drink this.

Typical yogurt (sweetened).  Regular whole milk plain yogurt and a small amount of unsweetened apple sauce or low-sugar jam.

Granola bars.  Larrabars are pretty cool.  I like the one where the entire ingredient list is: "Cashews, dates."

Cheerios.  Trader Joe's whole wheat Cheerios.

Cheese nips.  There is no substitute for Cheese Nips which are a (fortunately occasional) passion of his. It's just got be Cheese Nips.


Amy E said...

It's so nice to see a new post!

I recommend trying ProBars (lovingly made in Park City, with many varieties, easily found at REI), and Big Sur Bars (most easily purchased online).

My favorite, with such awesome ingredients:

Big Sur Bar:

Roxanne said...

yummy- and I agree there is no sub for Cheese Nips- smart boy :) Oh, how we miss them so in Africa :) Lots of love to you all!!!

Beck said...

Tragically, we're past the age where the kids can be sated with substitutes. Curse you, dawning of the age of reason!

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