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Carb free snacks, ideas please?

Dezharae - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My son was diagnosed with Type 1 two weeks ago and we are just trying to get used to everything. If anyone has any ideas for some carb free snacks I would really appreciate it. We are on string cheese overload:)))))))

We also do: celery and peanut butter, salami, rolled up lunch meat, veggies and ranch, string cheese, sugarfree jello.

Any good ideas??????? Thank you:)

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Sarah - posted on 05/20/2013

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We are one and a half weeks in on the lifestyle chance of having a diabetic child. My other two children are really having a hard time with the changes we have made to keep our whole household on the same schedule and food plan as my daughter. My oldest son cried today saying, " I'm sick of this diet!" How can we make this transition easier on everyone?

Jodi - posted on 01/14/2013

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Every listed most of the usual stuff: lunch meats, cheese, vegetables with low carbs, dips like hummus, ranch dressing, olives, pickles, coleslaw (I make homemade with shredded coleslaw from the bag with mayo, salt, pepper and a little sweetener), any pickled vegetable, herring (not really a kid's choice),

My whole family including my dad, my brother, myself and my son who is 11 (dx at age 8) and these are some of the foods we have all tried. My dad loves cooked vegetables and herring.

Salad is another option (again not all kid friendly as I can attest to the fact my son hates most of the foods I listed so it is hard for us).


I do use sugar free products but only ones that have equal or splenda like Jello puddings. It is true that maltitol, etc...play with your blood sugars and cause upset stomach but a little splenda or equal does not hurt (in my opinion and my dad has been Type 1 since 1941 and has used sweeet n low for years until the invention of equal and he is still around)


Guacomole is another option, pepperoni sticks, soups with little carbs like broth or a chicken cup of soup.


I hope this helps. My heart goes out to all the moms especially those who children were recently diagnosed. It is so overwhelming and scaring and I wish you all good luck.


Jodi

Jennifer - posted on 10/23/2012

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I am looking for the same thing! My 7 y.o. was diagnosed 5 days ago, I am so lost.

Sarah - posted on 10/30/2009

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My Daughter was diagnosed at age 4 1/2. She likes to have what we call free foods. Which is basically anything 5 carbs or less. Her favorits are baby carrots with ranch, and celery with peanut butter or cream cheese. They are my favorite beacause she is getting the veggies.

I was reading the comments up above and need to talk about the whole sugar free foods. We were told by her nutritionist not to give her any sugar free food because of sugar alcohols. She told us it will mess with her bloodsugar worse then reagular sugar, or things like splenda, nutra sweet. Sugar alcohols are carbohydrates which are also called "polyols". Part of their chemical structure resembles sugar, and part of it resembles alcohol -- hence the confusing name. Examples of common sugar alcohols are maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, and xylitol. She (the nurtitionist) said that it has a very unpredictable absorbtion rate so they never know when it will affect the bloodsugars. Therefore its hard to plan for insulin to counteract the effects.

Just a thought to keep in mind or talk to someone else (Dr.) about.

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Laura - posted on 02/21/2017

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My daughter also.. she was life flighted and diagnosed with diabetes she was deathly ill. We're still adjusting and trying very hard the nurses said she had 50% chance of making the flight they didn't tell me but told my husband. The week in the hospital was so hard so many scares . The moment she smiled and wanted to eat and the moment she wanted to play was priceless. I'm still trying to learn everything any help is greatly appreciated

Pushingagainstheflow - posted on 02/20/2014

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Nuts are good, not peanuts or cashew nuts though. Peanuts have too high omega 6 count and are often saturated with pesticides.

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Don't forget free fruits. Grapes, kiwi, strawberries, berries in general. Been insulin impaired for 25 yrs. have a td1 12 yr. and a soon to be official 10 yr old. True cheese can constipate, it helps to actually do a 2 hr cks to see what their triggers are. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different.

Dyah - posted on 12/15/2012

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dear Robinson.. I suggestion to read more about diabetic snacks, many web discuss about diabetic snacks. One of the web is www.diabeticsnackss,com.

Haley - posted on 11/27/2012

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Our son was diagnosed 3 weeks ago adn he is also, 2 I saw popcorn was a free food and we bought an air popper and he loves it. He was eating so much cheese he got a little constipated so the popcorn helps. Is there anything else you are giving your son to snack on, I am also looking for the "free" foods.



Thanks,

Haley.

Sarah - posted on 10/23/2012

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Jennifer,

My daughters endocrinologist told us any thing with less then 7 grams of carbs is considered a free food for her. I would check with your Dr. to see if it the same for you. Cheese has no carbs so cheese heads/sticks is always an idea.

Jennifer - posted on 10/23/2012

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these all sound good,but when we need a free food, the nuts and the veggies and the dips all have the carbs, What is a free food that he can have when its not being a counted snack.

Suz - posted on 11/19/2009

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Cream cheese rollups with pepperoni or a lunch meat...carrot sticks (in moderation), sugar free popsicles are a favorite at my house for certain! I have really pushed the super low-carb veggies with a little ranch dressing. :-)

Emily - posted on 11/02/2009

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salads, (low carb "pizza wrap")- a slice of baked ham, spread a tiny bit of spaghetti sauce on, and sprinkle a little low fat pizza cheese on,roll up, then microwave..., pickles, hmmmm.... also check ADA site for recipes.... if i can think of more, i will let u know .just watch the cheese and meats, u might overload on protein and fats... i hope this helps a little...

Bobbi - posted on 09/24/2009

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our 5yr old have been diab for 1 1/2 yrs they get sick of cheese real quick .his favorite is meat and cream cheese rollups with maybe a pickle. good luck

Ginny - posted on 09/15/2009

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sugarfree pudding-1/2 c. 8 carbs
grahm crackers and peanut butter
light and fit yogurt-1/2 c. 10 carbs
tomato sandwiches-my daughter loves these
cottage cheese with sugarfree jelly-1/2 c. plus tablespoon of jelly=10 carbs
carb smart popsicles (they come in chocolate or vanilla with choc. covering)-9 carbs
And things that say sugarfree do still have sugar in them called aspartame.Its a sugar subsitute.it will not hurt your child but it will make their BG number go up.At least it does with my daughter.So if that happens and you do not know why he went up after eating sugarfree jello,that is the reason.

Stephanie - posted on 09/10/2009

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Dannon makes a carb option yogurt that has less than 5 carbs per serving, sugar free popsicles are my daughters favorite, she also likes ranch sunflower seeds, and any kind of nuts.

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