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Friday Featured Lunch 3.21.14

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 a Yumbox:

Grilled Chicken Strips= 0 carbs
Triscuits= 20 carbs
Cheese Bar= 0 carbs
Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube= 9 carbs
Strawberries= 2 carbs
Grapes= 8 carbs
Carrots= 0 carbs
Jelly Beans (a rare but very much appreciated treat)= 11 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 3.14.14

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 Yumbox:

Tortilla Chips= 14 carbs
BBQ Pulled Pork= 10 carbs
Shredded cheddar cheese= 0 carbs
Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube= 9 carbs
Fruit Medley (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & grapes)= 8 carbs
Almonds= 2 carbs
Carrots= 0 carbs

Lunch Total= 43 carbohydrates

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

*Included in this lunch is a Lunchbox Love note. These notes are positive little messages for your child, and on the back of each card there is  fun trivia. C has absolutely loved getting these notes and sharing the trivia with his friends.

 

 

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Friday Featured Lunch 3.7.14

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:

Peanut Butter, Apple & Cinnamon Grilled Sandwich (spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each bread slice, layer with thin apple slices and sprinkle with cinnamon, butter other sides of bread and cook in a skillet like you would a grilled cheese sandwich) = 21 carbs
Snapea Crisps= 7 carbs
Yoplait Very Vanilla Yogurt= 8 carbs
Frozen Raspberries= 6 carbs
Apple Slices= 10 carbs

Lunch Total= 52 carbohydrates

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

 

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Friday Featured Lunch 2.28.14

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 Yumbox:

Salami Rolls= 1 carb
Cheese Slices= 2 carbs
1/2 Dinner Roll= 11 carbs
MOMables Raw Cookie Dough Bites= 16 carbs
Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube= 9 carbs
Strawberries= 2 carbs
Apple Slices= 6 carbs
Carrots= 0 carbs

Lunch Total= 47 carbohydrates

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

*Included in this lunch is a Lunchbox Love note. These notes are positive little messages for your child, and on the back of each card there is  fun trivia. C has absolutely loved getting these notes and sharing the trivia with his friends.

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Freezing Meals

This is how I spent the majority of my Saturday- getting a jump start on March meal planning.

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Years ago, my husband and I made a real commitment to start eating out less. We succeeded in those goals, but since the new year we have made a real effort to eat out even less than before. Now, on busy nights, instead of eating out or getting fast food because I don’t feel up for cooking, we try to make do with stuff we have at home (even if it is just sandwiches for dinner). We’re trying to save dining out for special meals, not just quick meals.

So far we’ve done really well with it and have seen good results from a health/blood sugar standpoint and also financially. It does however take a lot of planning (I literally look ahead at what we have going on each week and have a “plan” for every day and every meal).  I am obviously in the kitchen for good portions of each and every day now, so to take a little off of my weekly plate I’ve decided to give freezing meals a shot.

I would like to have one day, towards the beginning of each month, where I freeze a bunch of meals and then incorporate those into my weekly plans throughout the month. I started this month with freezing 10 meals for March. I admit this took me most of my Saturday to do, but it was also my first time making this many at once, and I did learn several things I will do differently for next month that will hopefully make my time in the kitchen shorter. I think I will really feel the reward next month. Check back with me in a month and ask me if it was worth it ;).

Anyone else freeze meals? Any tips, suggestions or favorite recipes you have to share? I would love to hear from you!

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Friday Featured Lunch 2.21.14

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 a PlanetBox:

English Muffin Pizza (one half of an English muffin, pizza sauce, pizza blend shredded cheese, and mini pepperoni’s; baked at 350 for 10-12 minutes)= 17 carbs
Freeze-dried Strawberries & Bananas= 10 carbs
Annie’s Homegrown Snack Mix= 9 carbs
Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube= 9 carbs
1 Hershey’s Kiss= 3 carbs
Carrots= 1 carb

Lunch Total= 49 carbohydrates

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

*Included in this lunch is a Lunchbox Love note. These notes are positive little messages for your child, and on the back of each card there is  fun trivia. C has absolutely loved getting these notes and sharing the trivia with his friends.

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A Mother’s Promise

I came across this poem, A Mother’s Promise, years ago and absolutely love it! I am not sure of its origin (if someone does know, please let me know so I can give proper credit).

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There have been many times when something comes up (extracurricular activities, play dates, etc.) and I get overwhelmed thinking about how diabetes plays in to it all, and I always think of this poem and tell myself, “Don’t say no to something because of diabetes. Diabetes will not stop him- I promise him so.”

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Strawberry Jello Dessert

Happy Valentine’s Day from Finger Prickin’ Good! If you’re in a pinch and want a yummy dessert or snack idea for your little valentine, here is a quick and easy idea: Strawberry Jello Dessert.

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All you need to make this is a box of Sugar Free Strawberry Jello, some fresh strawberry slices, and Sugar Free or Lite Cool Whip. Such an easy but absolutely delicious dessert! My little valentine’s couldn’t get enough! The fresh strawberry slices really add a lot to this recipe.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Strawberry Jello Dessert

Strawberry Jello Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 box Sugar Free Strawberry Jello
  • Lite or Sugar Free Cool Whip
  • Fresh strawberries, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Make Jello according to package instructions. Divide mixture between cups (mine made 10 cups- shown above).
  2. Top Jello with a thin layer of fresh strawberry slices.
  3. Refrigerate for approximately 90 minutes or until Jello is set.
  4. Top with approximately 1/4 cup Cool Whip and serve.

Notes

1/2 cup with sugar free strawberry jello, a thin layer of fresh strawberry slices and 1/4 cup of Cool Whip= 8 carbohydrates.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2014/02/14/strawberry-jello-dessert/

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