So you know how you come across a recipe, oh….let’s say, a chocolate pudding recipe, but it’s made with avocado…you know, a “healthy” dessert, and think “wow, that sounds really good, I’ll have to try that”. No? This hasn’t happened to you? hmmmm, well, your kids are lucky. I saw a recipe the other day that was called “Easy Chocolate Pudding” and it was made with avocado and cocoa. Somehow I thought these ingredients could magically morph themselves into chocolate pudding my kids would like. I delude myself often. (Like, when I convince myself I can do Zumba without looking like an idiot.)
My thoughts were, avocado is mild, creamy and the cocoa/sugar will make it nice and chocolate-y. That’s logical right? Right.
You start with this….
Should have been my first clue that this wasn’t going to fly.
But you end up with this. Looks pretty good right?
Mr. Three is excited. Initially.
Then it’s more, WTH is this?
That was his last taste. Then he slid his plate away and said “I not like it”.
Miss Two said it was the most horrible thing she had ever tasted, and had to wash out her mouth.
Number One would not even try it. Because she’s 10, and she knows. She knows the things her mama does to food when they aren’t looking.
Plus she is always all up in my bidness and saw the avocado ‘puree’. I hate I wasted a whole avocado when I could have made guacomole. (I couldn’t/wouldn’t eat the pudding either)
So, ‘healthy chocolate pudding’ = FAIL
Now, when I make “real” chocolate pudding, they are going to be afraid to try it!
*Note – if you get the chocolate/sugar ratio right (which I didn’t), then your little one might like it! (Especially if they’ve never eaten that stuff in the plastic cups. The strange ingredient list is what has prompted me to make my own anyway.) I’ve heard that avocado is a good “first food” to introduce kids too…I never thought of that with my kids. Probably b/c I didn’t eat it myself until recently. Bummer.
Feel free to share any sneaky/healthy kids recipes!