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Newly Diagnosed Meal Plan

For the last couple of months I have been working with Beyond Type 1 to create a 1-week meal plan for a newly diagnosed family. This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile. Every time I hear from a newly diagnosed family, I’ve wanted to have something to direct them toward that will help them get back on their feet and learn how to prepare meals for their type 1 kiddo.

This plan features some of our favorite family recipes, and when creating it, I tried to strike a balance of low carbohydrate options, while also keeping them super kid-friendly, as this will likely be a new way of eating for many kids.

This plan contains options for a homemade breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner, every day for a week. If this is an overwhelming amount of cooking for you, feel free to pick and chose from the recipes provided- you can totally cater it to your own family. The plan is merely meant as a sample week.

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Here are 4 of our family favorite recipes that are included in the plan:

Low Carb Breakfast Burritos Over the years these Breakfast Burritos have become a favorite at our house! They’re so easy to make and so delicious! I promise you won’t even miss the tortilla!
Unwrapped Sandwich Skewer Sometimes you just need a break from an ordinary sandwich. This Unwrapped Sandwich Skewer does just that! Just load up a popsicle stick or skewer with your favorite sandwich fillings and you have a perfect lunch idea. If your kiddo doesn’t typically eat sandwiches, this may be just the ticket to getting them to like them!
Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip Whenever I make this Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip, my kids are always left begging for more. I know that a chickpea based cookie dough dip may have you raising your eyebrows, but I’m here to tell you that this stuff is goooood and it totally tastes like cookie dough!
Broccoli Slaw Spaghetti After looking for a low-carb alternative to spaghetti, this delicious Broccoli Slaw Spaghetti was born. You’ll be shocked at what a “noodle fix” broccoli slaw will give you!

For the whole plan click here. While there, be sure to check out all of Beyond Type 1’s amazing resources. Their “First 30 Days” section is especially helpful for newly diagnosed families.

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