Need ideas-various ways to take powder supplement-13 yr old
I'd appreciate your ideas. My 13 year old son is taking supplements per his doctor, several of which are powders. Some of them I'm able to put in his drink & he drinks it down fine.
I need help with new ideas because there's one supplement in particular which he can't take by drinking, as, well, it turns his drink into jello like consistency & therefore he can't drink that one.
What I've BEEN doing is to put it between a fruit flat & he takes it fine that way. Unfortunately, he's now on anti-fungals to get rid of yeast. I desperately need to get his fruits (like the fruit flats) DOWN. But yet it's my only way to get this one needed supplement down him.
I suggested he take it in applesauce (still a fruit, though, but I'd thought less concentrated than the raspberry flat?)
Any ideas you would have for me I'd really appreciate. It doesn't seem possible for me to get his fruits (as well as starches such as potatoes) DOWN, to go along with the diet. It LOOKs like I can only hope the anti-funtals by themselves do the trick, without the diet--is that a reasonable hope?
Anyway, any clever thoughts you may have I'd really welcome! He's also on a GF/CF diet so I can't use anything with those products in them.
Thanks so much
first off, i don't know what a fruit flat is.
secondly, if it's sorta gelatinous could you puree it up with some fruit and make a jello-type snack?
Puree tofu and blend it with pudding then add the powder. He may get a thicker pudding but still will get the supplement without too much fruit. And if that is too thick then make the pudding with soy milk and then add the powder to firm it up.
To cut back on fruit simply have tons of cut veggies around to snack on. Provide dips like hummus or baba ganoush to entice him. For dinners offer a lot of veggies and no starch. So make tempeh slices and offer green beans and cauliflower. Or have tofu with broccoli and peas. Make stir fry and just serve it over raw bean sprouts instead of rice. Make the recipe here on vegweb for Lime & Cilantro Tofu Black Beans its fantastic.
Remove the convenience of fruit flats and apple sauce and replace it with fresh veggies. Offer things like tofu bacon and tempeh strips to nibble on. I am suggesting a lot of soy but that is only because he cant have seitan. You should also make lots of meals with beans, lentils and whole grains like quinoa.
Out of curiosity, is your son Autistic? The GF/CF and antifungal thing made me wonder.
Both of my boys are, too.
Pudding deffinitely. L will only take medicine in chocolate form. Maybe icecream.
What about peanut butter? I often slip things like flax into that because it has a strong taste
OR spaghetti sauce, you can portion his sauce out and mix in the powder and toss the pasta.
Let me know how it goes, Im curious we have a LOT of food issues in our house.
What is that child's blood type?
Has he been tested for heavy metals?
It just my observation but it seems you are doing everything you can do to deal with this. Very nice job and keep up the good work.
Something important to note - Those of us with Type A blood (myself included) need to avoid nightshades. I saw where you were looking to replace potato - very wise!
Being Type A myself and I've had over 4 years experience with the blood type diet, I would encourage you to get a copy of the book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. D'Adamo and make sure your son stays as compliant as possible. Please do also keep in mind that it is very possible to be allergic to those things that are supposed to be good for us. Strength test to be sure.
I don't know if this helps, but I take a powder supplement a couple times a day that my doctor told me to mix into applesauce to take. I got sick of applesauce so much, so sometimes I take it with soy yogurt, or mix it into grits.