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Discussion in 'Parents' started by LizG, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. LizG

    LizG Parent · Active Member

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    Hi, what do other parents do when their children are hungry but their blood sugars aren't low enough to warrant a snack? Is there anything I can give my 9yr old type1 son that won't affect his levels, he eats a healthy diet and controls his diabetes brilliantly.


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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I suppose all parts of cooked chicken is good but do not buy dippers, nuggets etc. since these contain flour. Slice of real meat wrapped round a stick of celery or either just on their own. I mostly use a slice of ham for this.

    I think the main problem might be that whatever you suggest he won't fancy it.
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    LizG Parent · Active Member

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    I love the butternut squash recipe, yum. I do give him slices of chicken or ham, but to be honest,for him, it's not the dream. I think I'm looking for a miracle - a sugar free, delish, with kid appeal,healthy snack. Hmmmm


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    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This sounds great. Will be having a go today! I love almonds but never knew they could be used like this. Thanks for recipe

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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think if you put a bit of splenda they would turn into nice biscuits (few chocolate chips wouldnt add much carbs). Muffins with almond flour are great too
     
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    LaughingHyena · Well-Known Member

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    I found some crackers in Aldi which are only 3g, and nice with a bit of cheese or something. I'll often grab a few nuts as a snack.

    My kids enjoy the mini peperami sticks and cheese strings. Both carb free so might work for you.

    Sugar free jelly, not the healthies option but quite nice sometimes. I've made these layered jelly squares for a couple fo aprties and they have always been a hit.
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  8. LizG

    LizG Parent · Active Member

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    Blondie153 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi LizG I usually give anything that is less than 15 carbs such as
    sugar free jelly
    raisins
    cheese
    rich tea biscuit
    half an apple
    2 crackers with cheese
    handful of cereal and small amount of milk
    Mx
     
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    Tracey167 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    How about some Hartleys Sugar Free Jelly (thats really nice)

    or a couple of cream crackers with some dairylee light or lighter

    tracey167
     
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    mariamack1 · Member

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    My 12 year old son absolutely loves the Fridge Raiders, chicken bites with only 3.6g of carbs in a packet. He also loves low fat cheese spread on ritz crackers, he makes two cracker sandwiches with cheese spread inbetween less than 10g carbs.

    Maria
     
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    MonoJono Type 1 · Active Member

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    I used to like a bit of cheese when i was little.
    Id steer clear of processed food, as its unclear what the ingridients are and contains a lot of salt. I saw an article months ago suggesting processed ham is a carcinogen. I wouldnt be surprised if processed rubbish gave me type 1 in the 1st place
     
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    dianesaffron · Newbie

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    you could try peanuts if he isnt allergic or cheese. neither will affect his sugar levels
     
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    I enjoy boiled egg mashed up in a cup with a knob of butter. I remember I loved this as a child also! Very filling xx


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