Kid Approved & Diabetic Friendly

Chocolate Frosty

I discovered the recipe for this chocolate frosty a few months ago, and we have since enjoyed it several times over summer break.

On Pinterest, it has been likened to a Wendy’s frosty. It has been years since I have had a Wendy’s frosty, so I can’t speculate on how it compares in taste, but it certainly looks similar!

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The texture is so light and airy, but because it is so protein-rich it is super filling. The mixture is also really thick and creamy…almost like the consistency of a malt.

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I must admit, the first time I made this I used a cheap vanilla protein powder. I thought it was good, but the taste from the protein powder was distinct and there was just something off about it. I tried a different brand of protein powder the second time and instead of using a stevia packet for my sweetener, I used 1/2 medium frozen banana. The results…MUCH better!

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Both of my kids loved this for a treat on hot days. C just had it this week as an after school snack!

I calculated the entire mixture as 21 NET CARBS. The entire mixture is about 4 cups, so I always give C half and my little guy and I share the other half.

Rich, creamy, chocolaty goodness…doesn’t get much better than that!

Chocolate Frosty

Yield: 2 servings

Chocolate Frosty

Recipe Source: mealsandmovesblog.com

Ingredients

  • 6oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 15 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 of a medium frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Notes

1 serving= 10.5 NET CARBS

http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/21/chocolate-frosty/

Frosty de Chocolate
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Ingredientes
  • 6 oz de leche de almendra sin endulzar
  • 15 cubos de hielo
  • 1 de cucharada proteína de vainilla en polvo
  • 1-2 cucharadas de polvo de cocoa sin endulzar
  • ½ cucharadita de goma xantana
  • ½ guineo congelado

Instrucciones
  1. Agrega todos los ingredientes en la batidora, y bate hasta obtener una mezcla homogénea.

Notas
Total de carbohidratos 10.5 gm

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10 Kid Approved & Diabetic Friendly Snacks

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Any of you with kids know that the amount of requests kids make for a snack in a day is astronomical.

Having both of my kids at home all summer long, many days it seems like my day consists of: make breakfast, clean up the kitchen, give the kids a snack, make lunch, clean up the kitchen, make a snack, make dinner, clean up the kitchen, fall into bed. Ok, I am exaggerating, but you get the point. Kids eat…A LOT!

I always try to provide my kids with healthy snack options. I also like to keep snacks lower carb, so that my son’s blood sugar doesn’t peak too much in between meals, and so that it has time to stabilize before beginning another meal.

I thought I would share a few ideas of what snack time looks like at our house, by giving you 10 sample snacks. In most, there is more than one snack idea. Exact carbohydrate calculations will vary, but I will give you the rough estimates of the food pictured.

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Freeze-Dried Fruit & Popcorn:

My kids love freeze-dried fruit, and I love it because it is great to have on hand once our favorite seasonal fruits are no longer in season. I buy the single-serving bags and it makes for a great snack and/or addition to meals. Popcorn is a snack-time favorite at our household as well because it is so low carb.

For 1 bag of freeze-dried fruit (containing blueberries, raspberries & strawberries), there are 10 g of carbs and 3 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 7 g.

1 cup of popcorn contains approximately 3 g of carbs and .5 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 2.5 g.

Frutas secas y palomitas de maíz

 1 bolsa de frutas secas congeladas (con arándanos, frambuesas y fresas), contiene 10 g de carbohidratos y 3 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 7 g.

1 Taza de palomitas de maíz contiene aproximadamente 3 g de carbohidratos y 5 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 2,5 g.

Chips de Batata (boniato, camote) y pepinillos envueltos en queso crema

1 porción (1 oz, 28 g, 12 chips) chips de batata, hay 18 g de carbohidratos y 3 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 15 g. La foto es de la mitad de una porción.

Puedes utilizar carnes frías finamente cortadas, para envolver el pepinillo y queso crema. Todos tienen 0 carb en pequeñas cantidades.

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Sweet Potato Chips & Cream Cheese Pickle Wraps

We just recently discovered sweet potato chips. They are a healthier alternative for times when you are craving chips. These cream cheese pickles have been a personal favorite of mine for years. The fact that they are carb free makes me love them even more!

For 1 serving (1 oz, 28 g, about 12 chips) of sweet potato chips, there are 18 g of carbs and 3 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 15 g. Pictured is 1/2 a serving.

Because pickles, cream cheese & corned beef (you can use your choice of meat) are all 0 carb in small quantities, I consider these cream cheese pickle wraps to be carb free.

Cream Cheese Pickle Wraps

Ingredients

  • Kosher dill pickles, patted dry
  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Thin-sliced beef luncheon meat

Instructions

  1. Spread cream cheese around each pickle.
  2. Wrap 1 sheet of meat around each pickle.
  3. Cut the pickle wraps into slices.
http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

Pepinillo y queso crema envueltos
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Ingredientes
  • Pepinillo “dill”, seco
  • Barras de queso crema, suave
  • Finas tiras de carne carne fría (ej. jamón, prosciutto, “roast beef”)

Instrucciones
  1. Cubre el pepinillo con queso crema
  2. Envuelve el pepinillo con las tiras de carne
  3. Corta el pepinillo en rodajas.

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Frozen Grape Kabobs, Chobani Yogurt Tube & Veggie Straws

My kids love these frozen grape kabobs. I first came across the idea for these on the MOMables blog. You can make these on skewers if you want a larger portion, but for individual portions, I like to thread the grapes onto popsicle sticks. I use 5 grapes per popsicle stick. They averaged out to be approximately 5 g of carbs each.

Also pictured is a Chobani Champions yogurt tube. I LOVE these yogurt tubes and so does my son. He has at least 1 a day and that is no joke. At just 9 g of carbs a tube, it’s the perfect addition for any meal, and is often the perfect amount of carbs for a pick-me-up. Plus they contain ingredients I trust.

Another product our family loves is veggie straws (I find them at Target). They’re a great alternative to regular potato chips. For 1 serving (1 oz (28g), about 38 straws) of veggie straws, there are 11 g of carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 10 g. Pictured is 1/4 serving.

Brochetas de uvas congeladas, yogur y chips de vegetales

Yo utilizo 5 uvas por brocheta. El promedio es aproximadamente 5 g de carbohidratos.

El tubo de yogur, verifica la cantidad de carbohidratos en el empaque disponible en tu país.

Los chips de vegetales son una excelente alternativa para sustituir las papas fritas. 1 porción (1 oz (28g), alrededor de 38 chips) de vegetales, hay 11 g de carbohidratos y 1 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 10 g. La foto es de 1/4 taza.

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Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

An easy, filling, and nutritious go-to snack for the kids and adults at our house is fresh fruit, yogurt, and either granola or walnuts.

Our family’s favorite brand of yogurt is Chobani. 6oz of Chobani vanilla yogurt contains 18 g of carbs. I have also found a brand of yogurt that contains only 4 g of carbs in 6 oz. I always keep some of these yogurt cups on hand and use them when the rest of a meal is a bit higher carb and I am trying to lower a meals total carbs. However, I try to use Chobani as much as possible as I trust the ingredients more.

1/4 cup of walnuts contains 4 g of carbs and 2 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 2 g.

The amount of blueberries pictured here contain 7.5 g of carbs and 5.3 NET CARBS.

The amount of raspberries pictured here contain 2.8 g of carbs and 1.3 NET CARBS.

The amount of strawberries pictured here contain 3.2 g of carbs and 2.3 NET CARBS.

Parfait de yogurt y fruta fresca

6 oz. de yogur de vainilla contiene aproximadamente 18 g de carbohidratos. Verifica la etiqueta nutricional del yogur disponible en tu mercado.

1/4 de taza de nueces contiene 4 g de carbohidratos y 2 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 2 g.

La cantidad de los arándanos que se muestra aquí contienen 7,5 g de carbohidratos y 5.3 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS.

La cantidad de  frambuesas que se muestra aquí contienen 2,8 g de carbohidratos y 1.3 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS.

La cantidad de fresas que se muestra aquí contienen 3,2 g de carbohidratos y 2.3 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS

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Ants on a Log, Blueberry Almonds, 1/2 Banana

I remember having ants on a log as a kid. It’s such a fun and yummy snack, PLUS it’s low carb.

The pieces of celery pictured contain .5 g of NET CARBS . 1 tablespoon of peanut butter has 4 g of carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 3 g. 6 g of raisins has 4 g of carbs.

My kids love these Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds. 1/2 of a 1.5 oz. bag contains 7 g of carbs and 2 grams of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 5 g.

For 1/2 banana I calculated  12 g of NET CARBS.

“Ants in a log” con arándanos, almendras y guineo

Los trozos de apio de la foto contienen .5 g de carbohidratos netos.

1 cucharada de mantequilla de maní tiene 4 g de carbohidratos y 1 g de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 3 g.

6 g de pasas tienen 4 g de carbohidratos.

Media  bolsa de almendras de arándanos de 1.5 oz.  contiene 7 g de carbohidratos y 2 gramos de fibra. Total de carbohidratos: 5 g.

1/2 guineo contiene 12 g de carbohidratos netos.

Ants on a Log

Ingredients

  • Celery stalks, cut in half
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins

Instructions

  1. Cut the celery stalks in half.
  2. Spread with peanut butter.
  3. Sprinkle with raisins.
http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

Ants on a Log
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Ingredientes
  • Apio, cortado a la mitad
  • Mantequilla de maní
  • Pasas

Instrucciones
  1. Cortar los tallos de apio en la mitad.
  2. Untar con mantequilla de maní.
  3. Espolvorear las pasas.

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Cucumber “Crackers”, Wheat Thins, The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge & Chobani Yogurt Tube

My family loves these cucumber “crackers”. My kids don’t like thick slices of cucumber, so I slice them thinly. Then I spread one wedge of The Laughing Cow cheese on the top, followed by a few dried cranberries. The cucumber gives you some crunch, the cranberries give it sweetness, and the cheese brings it all together.

I calculated the above slices of cucumbers as having 1 g of carbs. 1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Cheese has 1 g of carbs. The cranberries contain 4 g NET CARBS.

1/2 serving (8 pieces) of Wheat Thin crackers contains 11 g of carbs and 1.5 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 9.5

1 Chobani Champions yogurt tube has 9 g of carbs.

Cucumber "Crackers"

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Spread the The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss cheese evenly on the cucumber slices.
  2. Top each with dried cranberries.
http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

Galletas de pepino
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Ingredientes
  • Laughing Cow Original Creamy Swiss o sustituto
  • Rodajas de pepinillo
  • Arándanos secos

Instrucciones
  1. Cubre con “Laughing Cow Original Creamy Swiss” o sustituto uniformemente las rodajas de pepino.
  2. Añade los arándanos secos.

Notas
Las rodajas de pepino contienen 1 g de carbohidrato. 1 Laughing Cow Original Creamy Swiss tiene 1 g de carbohidrato. Los arándanos contienen 4 g carbohidratos netos.

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Banana “Sushi” Rolls, Carrots, & Kiwi

My husband and I love sushi. Our kids…not-so-much. Sushi with peanut butter and banana, on the other hand, they can get behind.

I calculated the 4 above sushi rolls as approximately 17 NET CARBS.

5 slices of kiwi=6.5 NET CARBS

4 baby carrots= 2 NET CARBS

Rollos de sushi de guineo

4 rollos sushi contienen aproximadamente 17 carbohidratos netos.

5 Rodajas de kiwi=6.5 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS

4 zanahorias baby= 2 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS

Banana "Sushi" Rolls

Ingredients

  • Banana
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice Krispies cereal (I use the gluten-free, whole grain brown rice kind)

Instructions

  1. Spread peanut butter over the outside of the banana, and then roll in cereal until coated. Cut into thick slices.

Notes

4 slices of banana (approximately 1" round)= 11 NET CARBS. 1 Tablespoon peanut butter= 3 NET CARBS 2 Tablespoons Rice Krispie cereal= 3 NET CARBS

4 pieces banana "sushi"= 17 NET CARBS

http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

Rollos de sushi de guineo
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Receta por: thebreakfastproject.com
Ingredientes
  • Guineo
  • Mantequilla de maní
  • Rice Krispies cereal (yo uso el grano entero libre de gluten)

Instrucciones
  1. Untar mantequilla de maní por la parte exterior del guineo.
  2. Cubrir con el cereal.
  3. Cortar en rebanadas.

Notas
4 rodajas de guineo (aproximadamente 1″de ancho)= 11 carbohidratos netos. 1 Cucharada mantequilla de maní= 3 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS 2 cucharadas de cereales “Rice Krispie”= 3 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS
4 Rollos de sushi de guineo = 17 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS

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Almond Milk Smoothie

My kids love smoothies! And I love them because I often can throw in veggies that they wouldn’t otherwise eat. I recently began experimenting with using almond milk as a base for my smoothies and the results have been great! The best part of all is that it really cuts down on the carb total. Here is one such smoothie recipe, from bakedbree.com, that uses almond milk.

You could pack this smoothie in a lunch as well, by packing it in a thermos like the one pictured above. Read this MOMables post for details.

1 serving (1/2 of the total smoothie mixture) contains 13.5 NET CARBS.

I divide this smoothie between both of my boys and they each got a decent portion. For an adult, this recipe would probably only make 1 serving.

Almond Milk Smoothie

Serving Size: 2

Recipe adapted from bakedbree.com.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • One handful fresh spinach
  • Juice of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with additional berries.
http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

Batido de leche de almendra
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Serves: 2
 

Receta por: bakedbree.com.
Ingredientes
  • 1 taza de leche de almendra con sabor a vainilla
  • 1 cucharada miel
  • 1 cucharadita de aceite de coco
  • ½ taza de moras congeladas
  • ½ taza de frambuesas congeladas
  • un puñado espinacas frescas
  • jugo de medio limón

Instrucciones
  1. Mezcla todos los ingredientes hasta obtener una mezcla homogénea. Adorne con las frambuesas.
  2. Porción (1/2 del total del batido mezcla) contiene 13,5 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS.

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Salami, Cheese Stick, Crackers & Frozen Peas

As often as possible, I try to utilize 0 carb options, especially for snacks. This list is comprised of meat, cheese, and certain veggies. My son loves the snack combination of summer sausage, string cheese, and crackers. I usually pair this with fruit or a veggie and it makes for a filling and super low carb snack. Pictured is some frozen peas. My son is big on food texture and cooked peas are just a bit too mushy for his liking. I saw the idea to give kids frozen peas on the 100 Days of Real Food blog, and I was shocked at how receptive my kids were to them!

2 oz salami= 1 carb

5 whole grain Ritz crackers= 10 NET CARBS

1 string cheese stick= 0 carbs

1 Tablespoon frozen peas= 0 carbs

Salami, queso, galletas saladas y guisantes congelados

2 oz salami= 1 carb

5 g de Ritz crackers “whole grain” = 10 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS

1 barrita de queso = 0 carbohidratos

1 cucharada de guisantes congelados= 0 carbohidratos

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MOMables Raw Cookie Dough Bites & Apple Slices

My boys LOVE these MOMables Raw Cookie Dough Bites! They are full of wholesome, filling, ingredients but taste so sweet you really get a treat fix! These are great for a snack or a great addition to a packed lunch.

Because peanut butter, coconut flour, and flax seed are all so high in fiber, the total net carbs in 1 cookie dough bite equals only 8.5 g. Much better than most recipes containing “cookie” in the title! My calculations were based off of my mixture yielding 14 cookie dough balls.

The apple slices pictured contained 9 NET CARBS.

MOMables Raw Cookie Dough Bites

Yield: 14 balls

Recipe source: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • ½ cup creamy raw almond butter or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup, plus 1 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup, plus 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the nut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla until creamy and well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, ground flax seed and sea salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine. Use your hands to knead the dough. If the dough is too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry and doesn’t hold together well, knead in one teaspoon of water. Fold in the dark chocolate chips or carob chips. Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
  2. Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes before serving.
http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/05/10-kid-approved-diabetic-friendly-snacks/

4.8 from 4 reviews

MOMables Raw Cookie Dough Bites
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Receta: MOMables.com
Ingredientes
  • ½ taza mantequilla de almendra o mantequilla de maní
  • ¼ de taza, más 1 cucharada miel o jarabe de “maple”
  • ½ cucharadita extracto de vainilla
  • ¼ de taza y 1 cucharada harina de coco
  • 3 cucharadas semillas de lino
  • ¼ de cucharadita sal
  • ¼ de taza chocolate chips

Instrucciones
  1. En un recipiente grande, mezcla la mantequilla de maní, miel (o jarabe “maple”) y la vainilla hasta que quede cremoso y bien mezclados.
  2. En un recipiente aparte, mezcle la harina de coco, semillas de lino y sal.
  3. Añadir los ingredientes secos a los húmedos y mezclar bien para combinar.
  4. Usa las manos para amasar la masa. Si la masa está demasiada húmeda, añade un poco más de harina de coco. Si está demasiado seca y no se une al amasar, añade una cucharadita de agua. Añade los chips de chocolate.
  5. Utilizando una cucharada crea las porciones y fórmalas con las manos en bolas de una pulgada.
  6. Refrigera por 30 minutos antes de server.

Notas
Debido al alto contenido de fibra de la mantequilla de maní, coco harina y semillas de lino, los carbohidratos netos totales en la masa equivale a sólo 8,5 g. por porción. Mi mezcla rindió para 14 porciones de masa.
Las rodajas de manzana que se muestran en la foto contienen 9 CARBOHIDRATOS NETOS.

Nutrition Information
Tamaño de la porción: 14 bolas

Of course, these are all just a sampling of some of the snacks we have at our house. I plan to share more snack ideas in the future!

What are some of your kids’ favorite low carb snacks?

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Cherries & Cream Popsicles

As promised, I am sharing yet another delicious popsicle recipe.

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This recipe only requires 4 ingredients; cherries, yogurt, milk and a little bit of sweetener.

My boys asked if they could have these popsicles for breakfast one morning, and because they contain such wholesome ingredients, I made their day (and surprised them) by saying, “Yes!”

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I know I have raved about my popsicle molds before, but my Zoku Quick Pop Maker is quickly rising in rank.

The only downside to using popsicle molds, is waiting for them to freeze. When two little impatient boys hear my blender buzzing, that signals to them that I am either making smoothies or popsicles. When I say I’m making popsicles, they have a hard time waiting. I’ve even had tears before, when I’ve told them they won’t be ready for 4 hours. Popsicles are serious business in this household.

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker eliminates the waiting game. It only take 7-9  minutes to freeze your ice pops. I repeat…7-9 minutes.

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We have been on a cherry kick at our house lately, so naturally when I came across this cherries and cream popsicle recipe, I just had to try it.

Measure out 6 ounces of pitted cherries, 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt (my favorite is Chobani), 1/2 cup whole milk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons Truvia Baking Blend.

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In a blender, combine cherries, yogurt, milk, and sweetener. Blend until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert stick and pour the cherry mixture into the cavity until you reach the fill line.

Let freeze completely and remove the pop with the Super Tool. Repeat with the remaining cherry mixture.

The above instructions are for a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. You can, of course, use regular popsicle molds if you do not have a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Just pour the cherry mixture into your popsicle molds, and let freeze for 4-6 hours.

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Lastly, let your kiddos enjoy!

Cherries & Cream Popsicles

Yield: Makes 6-7 popsicles

Cherries & Cream Popsicles

Recipe adapted from blog.zokuhome.com.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine cherries, yogurt, milk, and sweetener. Blend until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  2. Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer.
  3. Insert stick and pour the cherry mixture into the cavity until you reach the fill line.
  4. Let freeze completely and remove the pop with the Super Tool. Repeat with the remaining cherry mixture.
  5. The above instructions are for a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. You can, of course, use regular popsicle molds if you do not have a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Pour the cherry mixture into popsicle molds, and let freeze for 4-6 hours.

Notes

6oz fresh pitted cherries= 27.4 g of carbs and 3.6 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 23.8 g.

½ cup Chobani Greek vanilla yogurt= 11.5 carbs

½ cup whole milk= 5.5 carbs

1 1/2 teaspoons Truvia Baking Blend= 0 carbs

1 Popsicle= 5.8 NET CARBS

*The original recipes says it makes 6 pops. However, when I made them I was able to make 7 pops. Therefore, my calculations are based off of the mixture yielding 7 pops.

*As always, these calculations were made based off of the brands I used. Exact totals may vary.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/08/01/cherries-cream-popsicles/

Paleta de cerezas y crema
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Ingredientes
  • 6 oz cerezas frescas sin semilla
  • ½ taza Yogur de vainilla griego Chobani
  • ½ taza leche
  • 1½ cucharaditas de Truvia para hornear

Instrucciones
  1. En una batidora, combine las cerezas, yogur, leche y edulcorante. Licúe hasta que todo esté completamente mezclado.
  2. Vierte la mezcla de cerezas en los moldes de paleta y permita que se congele por un periodo de 4-6 horas.

Notas
6 oz cerezas frescas sin semilla = 27.4 g de carbohidratos, 3.6 g de fibra. Total carbohidratos NET son 23.8 g.

½ taza Yogur de vainilla griego Chobani = 11.5 carbohidratos

½ taza de leche = 5.5 carbohidratos

1½ cucharaditas de Truvia para hornear = 0 carbohidratos

1 Paleta = 5.8 carbohidratos netos

* Ya que los moldes de las paletas, pueden variar de tamaño, una manera de calcular la cantidad de carbohidratos es dividiendo la cantidad total de carbohidratos entre la cantidad de envases utilizados.

*Totales exactos pueden variar, nosotros hicimos 7 paletas de de cereza y crema.

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Fruit Slushy

Are you looking for a refreshing drink to help cool you down on these hot summer days? I’ve got a great one for you, that won’t give you a sugar overdose!

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Whether you love the dog days of summer or not, there are lots of foods out there that can help you cool down and fuel up.

So how do you keep yourself and your kids cool in the summer heat, while still being able to enjoy the outdoors? For me, I try to keep frozen treats on hand. Because my boys love fruit, many of those treats contain fruit.

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My kids love smoothies, but because many smoothies are made with fruit juice and are packed with sugar, I have to be a bit careful with them.

Just as I’ve learned to do with many foods, I found alternatives to what you would find in your standard smoothie and learned ways in which to make them more diabetic-friendly.

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One way I do this is by making our smoothies with a yogurt & milk base instead of fruit juice. I’ll weigh and calculate my fresh fruit and instead of using fruit juice, I use low-fat yogurt and milk. By doing so, I cut the carbohydrates in half. This option also makes smoothies protein-rich. It has been said that foods that are protein-rich can help stabilize blood sugars, because it takes the body longer to digest. If you really prefer a juice-based smoothie then my suggestion is look for the reduced sugar juice cocktails.

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If you’re just after a super low-carbohydrate option…make this slushy. My son’s favorite flavor combination is strawberry-banana. To make it, all I use is bananas, fresh strawberries, soda (carbonated) water, and some ice. I toss it all in my blender and in seconds my son has a cool, refreshing, summer treat that won’t make his blood sugar soar.

This recipe can even be sent with MOMables lunches, and if you don’t know how to pack a smoothie for lunch, MOMables has you covered.

Fruit Slushy

Serving Size: 3

Fruit Slushy

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 6oz soda (carbonated) water + juice of 1 lime OR 1/2 can Diet 7-Up
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

For 1 serving, each contains 19.1 g of carbs and 2.7 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS are 16.4 g.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/07/05/fruit-slushy/

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Rocket Pops

We have been on a serious popsicle kick at our house this summer! In anticipation of summer, I purchased two different popsicle mold sets and our freezer has constantly been stocked full of popsicles ever since. Once I discovered how truly easy it was to make homemade popsicles, with fresh ingredients, I haven’t looked back.

And one of the best parts? Many are low carb. So…spoiler alert- you can expect more popsicle recipes coming soon!

SONY DSCWith the 4th right around the corner, I thought I would start by sharing these rocket pops first.

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For these popsicles, all you need is fresh or frozen blueberries and strawberries, and vanilla yogurt.

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They are like a homemade version of Bomb Pops, but made with fresh ingredients and sans the “junk”.

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To make the berry sauce, you will need to bring the berries to a boil, in two separate saucepans, with 1 tablespoon of water in each pan.

Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until berries are saucy.

Remove from heat and purée each sauce separately in a blender.

Fill pop molds 1/3 of the way with the strawberry sauce. Freeze for about 20 minutes. You want the strawberry sauce to be slushy so that it won’t mix with the yogurt layer, but not all the way frozen.

Fill the pop molds with 1/3 of the yogurt.

Top off the pop molds with the blueberry sauce.

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Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 3 hours or until solid.

Once they are completely frozen, carefully remove pops from molds. You can run some warm water over the molds to make this easier.

After that you are ready to serve your kids a sweet treat that they are sure to love!

Rocket Pops

Rocket Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. In two separate saucepans bring berries to boil with 1 tablespoon of water in each pan. Partially cover pans and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes until berries are saucy.
  2. Remove from heat and purée each sauce separately in a blender.
  3. Fill pop molds 1/3 of the way with the strawberry sauce. Freeze for about 20 minutes. You want the strawberry sauce to be slushy so that it won't mix with the yogurt layer, but not all the way frozen.
  4. Fill the pop molds with 1/3 of the yogurt.
  5. Top off the pop molds with the blueberry sauce.
  6. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for 3 hours or until solid.
  7. Carefully remove pops from molds, you can run some warm water over the molds to make this easier.

Notes

For me, this recipe made about 6 pops (this may vary depending on the size of your specific popsicle molds).

Each serving (1 popsicle) has approximately: 62.3 Calories, 0.3g Total Fat, 3.1g Protein, 12.6g Carbohydrates, 2.2g Dietary Fiber, 8.6g Sugar, 0mg Cholesterol, 14g Sodium.

http://fingerprickingood.com/2013/06/26/rocket-pops/

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