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Friday Featured Lunch 4.10.15

I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

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I got the opportunity to try out some new lunchbox containers and a lunch bag from Fit & Fresh. We loved them! I love how the ice packs snap right onto the container lid itself and the lunch bags are super cute. We will definitely be using these often!

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I should note that my kid’s were on Spring break this week so I used it as an opportunity to try out some new lunch ideas. I try to do this over breaks as I would never want to send something new to school, before it’s gotten the stamp of approval. What I’m sharing today is one of my personal favorite salad combinations. C wasn’t a big fan. However, my other son liked it. You win some you lose some.

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So here’s this week’s featured lunch packed in a Fit & Fresh lunchbox:

Spinach Salad (baby spinach, feta cheese, mandarin oranges, walnuts, dried cranberries & raspberry dressing)= 20 carbs
Caramel & Almond Sea Salt KIND Bar= 15 carbs
Greek Gods Yogurt= 16 carbs
Strawberries= 1 carb
Blueberries= 1 carb

Lunch Total= 53 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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Friday Featured Lunch 3.27.15

 I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

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Here’s this week’s featured lunch packed in a Yumbox:

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels (spread 1 T. of cream cheese onto 1 low carb tortilla, layer with 2 strawberries thinly sliced, roll up, cut in quarters)= 16 carbs
The Good Bean Sweet Cinnamon Chickpeas= 5 carbs
Chobani Yogurt Tube= 7 carbs
Hard-boiled Egg= 1 carb
Strawberries= 4 carbs
Blueberries= 1 carb
Carrots= 3 carbs

Lunch Total= 37 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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Friday Featured Lunch 3.13.15

 I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

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Here’s this week’s featured lunch packed in a Yumbox:

MOMables Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches= 2 carbs
Horizon Organic Strawberry Super Squeeze= 18 carbs
Emerald Vanilla Bean Almonds= 4 carbs
Frozen grapes= 11 carbs
Frozen peas= 1 carb
Bacon= 0 carbs

Lunch Total= 36 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Get in the spirit of this fun holiday by making these Rainbow Fruit Skewers for your kids, or even with your kids.

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A few years back I just made a big platter of fruit shaped into a rainbow, for my kids and some kids I babysat for. While it was certainly a hit with them, it was difficult to accurately bolus C for carbs- I just had to SWAG it.

I figured there had to be a better way to go about this and so this time around I made Rainbow Fruit Skewers. Just calculate carbs for your fruit before assembling onto a skewer and it’s the perfect finger food snack, in a nice little individual portion.

These would be great to make for a classroom treat, a snack, or you could throw one in your kid’s lunch for a fun St. Patty’s Day treat. It’s an easy, fun, nutritious, and delicious idea for the little leprechaun’s in your life.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Clementines
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes (red & green)
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Using skewers, popsicle sticks, or cake pop sticks, slide fruit onto stick in the following order; strawberry, clementine, pineapple, green grape, blueberry, red grape.
  2. Make as many as desired and arrange on a platter to form a rainbow.

Notes

Each skewer (containing 1 medium strawberry, 1 clementine slice, 1 bite-sized piece of pineapple, 2 grapes and 1 blueberry) has approximately: 27 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0.4g Protein, 6.7g Carbohydrates, 0.8g Dietary Fiber, 5.4g Sugar, 0mg Cholesterol, 0mg Sodium.

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Friday Featured Lunch 3.6.15

I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

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Here is this week’s featured lunch packed in EasyLunchboxes​:

Turkey Wrap with Cucumber Cream Cheese (spread 1 T. of cream cheese onto 1 low carb tortilla, layer with a few slices of turkey and thinly sliced cucumber, roll up, and cut in half)= 16 carbs
Angie’s Boomchickapop​ Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn= 9 carbs
Chobani​ Yogurt Tube= 7 carbs
Strawberries= 4 carbs
Blueberries= 1 carb
Pineapple= 2 carbs
Clementine= 2 carbs
Grapes= 6 carbs
Carrots= 3 carbs

Lunch Total= 50 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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Friday Featured Lunch 2.20.15

I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

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Here is this week’s featured lunch (which was actually my lunch) packed in a Yumbox:

Cucumber Sandwiches (thin slices of cucumber, colby jack cheese, & turkey slices)= 3 carbs
Freeze-dried Fruit (strawberries, blueberries & raspberries)= 8 carbs
Chobani Yogurt Tube= 7 carbs
Banana= 13 carbs
Nut Mix= 11 carbs
Carrots= 1 carb

Lunch Total= 43 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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Friday Featured Lunch 2.13.15

I pack my son a fresh school lunch every day. Each Friday, I pick one lunch from the week to share with you- the Friday Featured Lunch. These featured lunches are meant to give you inspiration of new things to make and try with your kids. Plus, all featured lunches include the carbohydrate breakdown of each food item, so that you can easily add/remove items to accommodate your child’s likes/dislikes.

Birthday Lunch

Here is this week’s featured lunch (which was C’s special birthday lunch) packed in a Planet Box. The photo on the right was taken a couple of years ago when I wrapped his birthday lunch in wrapping paper. Just another fun little birthday lunch idea for you.

Turkey & Cheese Sandwich (cut out using a Lunch Punch birthday cake sandwich cutter)= 17 carbs
Confetti Rolls (1 slice of bread, thinned out with a rolling pin, spread with 1/2 T. of whipped cream cheese, and sprinkled with 1/4 t. sprinkles, rolled up and sliced into “sushi” rolls)= 14 carbs
Fresh Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple & kiwi)= 9 carbs
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps= 7 carbs
Carrots= 2 carbs

Lunch Total= 49 carbohydrates

For more lunchbox ideas, complete with carb counts, visit my Pinterest board: FPG Featured Lunches.

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6 Kid Approved & Diabetic Friendly Valentine’s Treats

Valentine’s Day is in just a few days! Make the little loves in your life day a little more special by making them one of these yummy treats to celebrate the holiday of love.

6 Kid Approved & Diabetic Friendly Valentine's TreatsHere are 6 Kid Approved & Diabetic Friendly Valentine’s Treats. Three of these recipes can be found on my guest post at t1everydaymagic.com. While you’re there, be sure to browse the entire site. There are so many great resources for families living with type 1 diabetes!

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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