Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boston Cream Pie Made over

1 pkg. (1.0 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, divided
1 prepared round angel food cake (10 oz.), cut horizontally into 3 layers
1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped

BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1/2 cup COOL WHIP.

STACK cake layers on serving plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers.

MICROWAVE chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon over cake. Refrigerate 1 hour, or up until 4 hours, removing from refrigerator 30 min. before serving.

Use toothpicks to mark cake into 3 layers. Use a long serrated knife to cut cake, in sawing motion, into layers.

We've taken a classic recipe and made it over by preparing it with JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding, COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping and an angel food cake. We also eliminated the butter and powdered sugar in the chocolate topping. These changes will save you 170 calories and 10 grams of total fat, including 3 grams of saturated fat, per serving.

Dessert can be made up to 4 hours in advance. Remove from refrigerator 30 min. before serving

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fear of Food

For those of you who just don't care for certain foods or are not happy to try something new.  Just think what it would be like to be afraid of food.  Scared enough to make yourself sick.  It's a daily battle for my son.  It's very scary & hard to deal with on a daily basis for him.  I saw a video that was a huge relieve, yet so frightening because if you can't get the correct help (which is different for each & every individual) you could never get over this it seems.

The little girl in this video eats a little differently than what my son does.  Yet, she's limited to a certain amount of food.  My son only eats hard textured foods, they have to be a certain brand also due to his extremely picky eating.  His taste buds are over sensitive.

Some of the main foods you would expect a kid to eat:
  • Pizza
  • Hamburgers
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

London's ONLY foods he will eat:
  • Goldfish (Extra Cheddar Cheese)
  • Cheeto Puffs
  • Cheez-it Crackers
  • M&M's (sometimes with peanuts)
  • Cashews
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (very rarely though)
  • Hershey's Chocolate candy bars
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Double Stuff Oreos

London won't have anything to do with any new foods.  He has constant stomach pains.  He takes medicines for acid reflux, he takes a daily vitamin & Carnation Breakfast Essentials.  Which he is getting to where he doesn't like it anymore because his taste buds have changed due to the acid reflux medicine.

Anytime I know that we are going anywhere to eat I pack Zip Lock Bags of whatever food he will eat around in my bag so that at least I will have something for him.  So he's not sitting at the table with nothing while we eat & he doesn't eat just because there's nothing there that he likes.

Until you are in a persons shoes with this problem, you have no right to say anything bad about my parenting.

ABC Nightline video on Food Neophobia <---Please click.