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.