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Friday Featured Lunch 1.23.15

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 a LunchBots container:

Sandwich Skewers (1/2 slice bread, 1/2 slice American cheese, 2 slices of ham, lettuce, 2 grape tomatoes, 1/2 hard-boiled egg, 2 avocado chunks, threaded onto 2 popsicle sticks)= 7 carbs
The Good Bean Sweet Cinnamon Chickpeas= 18 carbs
Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Tube= 11 carbs
Strawberries= 3 carbs
Blueberries= 3 carbs
Raspberries= 1 carb
Kiwi= 4 carbs

Lunch Total= 47 carbohydrates

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

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PB&J Oatmeal Cookies

Are you in need of a cookie fix? If so, you’ll love these PB&J Oatmeal Cookies!

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With just 4 ingredients you can whip up these healthy and super kid-friendly treats for the kiddos in your life.

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Make these for an after school snack or pack them in your child’s lunch. No matter how you plan to enjoy them, they’re sure to be a hit!

PB&J Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: Makes 16 cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

PB&J Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe source: skinnytaste.com.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup of quick oats
  • 2 Tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons sugar free jelly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the mashed bananas and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Add the oats and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place batter by tablespoons (little more than level) on the cookie sheet, making an indent with the back of the measuring spoon. Repeat until you have 16 cookies.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and top each with 1/4 teaspoon jelly.

Notes

Each serving (2 cookies) has approximately: 94.2 Calories, 2.7g Total Fat, 2.5g Protein, 16.4g Carbohydrates, 2.1g Dietary Fiber, 4.6g Sugar, 0mg Cholesterol, 8.5 Sodium.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2015/01/20/pbj-oatmeal-cookies/

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Friday Featured Lunch 1.16.15

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:

Strawberry & Kiwi Waffle Sandwich (toast 2 whole grain waffles, spread 2 T. of cream cheese onto the waffles, layer slices of strawberry & kiwi on top, make into a sandwich)= 30 carbs
Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Tube= 11 carbs
Fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries & kiwi)= 9 carbs
Pirate’s Booty Baked Rice & Corn Puffs= 5 carbs
Carrots= 3 carbs

Lunch Total= 58 carbohydrates

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

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“Free” Holiday Treat Recipes

I am so honored to have been asked to share 3 “Free” Holiday Treat Recipes on t1everydaymagic.com- a website created by Lilly Diabetes & Disney. Head over here to check out my guest post. Be sure to click on each recipe name and a new window will open up with nutritional information for each recipe. While you’re there you’ll find tons of other helpful posts and topics about day to day life with diabetes. Stay tuned for more guest posts in the future!

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Friday Featured Lunch 12.5.14

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:

Summer Sausage= 1 carb
Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers (5)= 11 carbs
Colby Jack Cheese Bar= 0 carbs
Strawberries= 5 carbs
Carrots= 2 carbs
Chobani Yogurt Tube= 7 carbs
Angie’s Boomchickapop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn= 9 carbs
Level Foods Peanut Butter Cups= 13 carbs
*A note about the peanut butter cups…we just recently discovered Level Foods products and are yet to have purchased something C doesn’t like! They have bars, shakes, glucose gels, and other snacks, all of which are diabetic friendly. I HIGHLY recommend checking out their products for quick snacks to have around the house!

Lunch Total= 48 carbohydrates

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

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Friday Featured Lunch 11.21.14

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:

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels (spread 1 tsp. of mayo onto 1 low carb tortilla, layer 2-3 slices of ham and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, roll tightly and cut into 1″ thick sections, thread onto a cake pop or popsicle stick to prevent pinwheels from unwrapping)= 15 carbs
Strawberries= 7 carbs
Carrots= 2 carbs
Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Tube= 11 carbs
Emerald Vanilla Bean Almonds= 2 carbs
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps= 7 carbs

Lunch Total= 44 carbohydrates

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

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Friday Featured Lunch 11.14.14

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 a PlanetBox:

Pizza Crackerwiches (line a baking sheet with foil, place desired amount of crackers on sheet, layer 1 slice pepperoni, 1 tsp. pizza sauce, a sprinkle of cheese, another slice of pepperoni and top with one more cracker, bake at 375 for 5-7 min. or until cheese is melted) =15 carbs
Strawberries= 4 carbs
Pineapple= 4 carbs
Carrots= 2 carbs
popchips= 8 carbs
Yogurt Covered Raisins= 5 carbs
Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Tube= 11 carbs

Lunch Total= 49 carbohydrates

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

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Friday Featured Lunch 11.7.14

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:

Apple Pie Bites (take 2 crescent rolls, unroll, and place 2-3 very thinly sliced apples on wide end of triangle, sprinkle with cinnamon, roll up starting at the wide end and place on a cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown)= 26 carbs
Strawberries= 7 carbs
Carrots= 2 carbs
Angie’s Boomchickapop Salted Caramel Popcorn= 9 carbs
Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt Tube= 11 carbs

Lunch Total= 55 carbohydrates

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

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