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Friday Featured Lunch 5.22.15

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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Hooray! I packed the last lunch for this school year this morning! We’re officially on summer break at our house!

Here’s this week’s featured lunch (which was actually my lunch) packed in a Fit & Fresh container:

Melon, Mozzarella, Tomato & Prosciutto Skewers (cantaloupe chunks, mozzarella balls, prosciutto slices & grape tomatoes all threaded onto a popsicle stick)= 8 carbs
Fresh Fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries & grapes)= 16 carbs
Fresh Veggies (red pepper strips, carrots & snap peas)= 5 carbs
KIND bar= 15 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 5.15.15

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 Fit & Fresh container:

*This container is nice, because you can pack a sandwich (or any other food you don’t want to get smashed) on the bottom. Then it has another tray that sits on top that is separated into two sections. It also has a removable, reusable ice pack that clips into the lid or to the bottom of the tray to keep foods chilled and fresh until lunchtime.

Cucumber, Lemon & Dill Sandwich (mix 1 t. chopped fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice with 2 T. of softened cream cheese, spread onto 2 slices on bread and layer with thin slices of cucumber)= 21 carbs
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps= 8 carbs
Fresh Vegetables (cucumber slices, grape tomatoes & baby carrots)= 7 carbs
Fresh Fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries & grapes)= 16 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 5.8.15

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 Fit & Fresh container:

4 Mini Bunless Cheeseburger Bites- (roll small balls of uncooked ground beef and bake at 400 degrees on a foil lined baking sheet for appx. 15 minutes, once cool assemble remaining ingredients onto a toothpick or popsicle stick in this order; burger ball, cheese slice, lettuce, pickles & tomato)= 4 carbs
*Idea from SugarFreeMom.com.
Fresh Fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries & grapes)= 16 carbs
Fresh Veggies (red pepper strips, carrots & snap peas)= 5 carbs
Chobani Yogurt Tube= 7 carbs

Lunch Total= 32 carbohydrates

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

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2,000 Likes & a KIND Bar Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I realized my Facebook page was quickly approaching 2,000 ‘likes’. Frankly, this blows me away.

Before starting this site, I only personally knew of a handful of type 1 families. Now I’m fortunate to be part of a giant community that is full of people who are impacted by type 1 diabetes. I can’t articulate how thankful I am to everyone who has supported the blog by visiting and sharing my site with others. You have all helped me tremendously on a personal level as well, by communication on posts and on social media about your experiences (good and bad), tips, tricks, and stories about how YOUR diabetes or YOUR loved one’s diabetes behaves.

There is no how-to manual with this disease, but having a place to come together to try to figure it out, one day at a time, has been a real blessing for me. Hopefully it has been for you as well.

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To help celebrate this milestone KIND Snacks is hosting a giveaway. We absolutely love KIND bars and they are a perfect diabetic-friendly snack.

To enter for a chance to win, please Log In or enter your email address below. One lucky winner will be randomly selected and will receive a FREE box of 10 KIND bars. I’m so appreciative to KIND Snacks for sponsoring this giveaway, and hope that you will all go out and try them if you haven’t already.

If you haven’t already, please be sure to ‘like’ Finger Prickin’ Good on Facebook and share with anyone else you know who could benefit from this site.
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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.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2015/03/12/rainbow-fruit-skewers/

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