You see this face?
This is Israel’s goofy “That’s-so-yummy-Mommy” face. (Success!!)
I have talked about our struggles getting protein into this boy of ours. Well, my stepmom suggested we put chocolate in ricotta cheese. It has a decent protein count and the chocolate would be a nice enticer … but it’s a slightly strange texture and our boy is über particular.
So, I looked around for other alternatives and found that a serving of plain Greek yogurt has something like 17 grams of protein (my research has shown that my goal for him is 20 grams of protein per day), so I don’t need him to eat a whole 8oz serving. I can be completely happy with him having just “some”.
We’re still in the discovery phase, but here’s what we’ve tried so far…
1 Tub of Plain (or vanilla flavored) Greek Yogurt. We get a large tub with approximately 8 servings in it from our local Sam’s Club.
The first time, we tried two tablespoons of cocoa powder per serving and then we just added the honey to taste. The problem with this round was there was too much powder. It didn’t dissolve into anything, so the “pudding” ended up feeling gritty and we had to use too much honey to counteract the bitterness of the powder, so the “pudding” wasn’t quite “set” like pudding should be.
Since then, I’ve tried it with one tablespoon of powder per serving and that seems to work better, but the powder still doesn’t really dissolve, so it still gives me a chalky texture. The boy still eats it, though, so I can’t complain about that!!
My next experiment will be to mix the honey and cocoa powder together on the stove before mixing it into the greek yogurt. Perhaps the powder will dissolve and blend better. Here’s hoping!