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Free Snacks for a Toddler?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by HanksMom, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. HanksMom

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    We're trying to get out of a rut with free snack food for our DS. He is 17 months old, and we have been relying heavily on deli turkey and sugar free jell-o. He's sort of indifferent about string cheese. What other easy grab-and-go ideas are out there?
     
  2. Lovemyboys

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    One thing we have done for our toddler is to take a piece of deluxe american cheese, divide into about 16 pieces and microwave for about 1 min (until the cheese starts to get dark) on a piece of parchment. These crisp up and make a nice cracker/crunch type snack.
     
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    Veggies cut up. Sunflower seeds.

    For a long time, I never had to bolus Ava for celery dipped in hummus, but now it seems I do. (the hummus does have some carbs).

    I also make turkey meatballs with chopped spinach. It's a twofer. Free food with veggies in it. ;)
     
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    Pickles
    Hard Boiled Eggs
    Spread softened cream cheese on sliced ham and roll up. Can put tiny slices of green onions or pickles inside
    Bacon, sausage etc. Though those certainly aren't healthy but it's filling if that's what you need.

    Watch the pickles though, some do have carbs, esp the sweet kind.
     
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    Some ideas that we use:
    Sugar free popsicles (~ 4 carbs/pop)
    Sunflower seeds (~5 carbs for 1/4 cup) or peanuts (~5 carbs 1/4 cup)
    Carrots with ranch dip (not sure the carb count but I think it is pretty minimal)
    Cheese/pepperoni
    Gerber puffies (~6 carbs for 1/2 cup) - I think they are geared towards younger kids/teethers but my 2.5 year old loves them!
     
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    Pickle rolls
    pepperoni slices
     
  7. HanksMom

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    Love the ideas - especially the microwaved american cheese! Thanks!! :D
     
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    Cherry tomatoes (or tomatoes in general).
    Cucumber cut into fun shapes.
    Red or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips.

    Not sure how well the bell peppers will go down with your kid, but you never know.
     
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    I forgot about a favorite - Bacon!
     
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    beef jerky
     
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    I used to make sf jello with half the water. Then cube it and then mix in a tablespoon of light cool whip to coat the cubes. It reminded me of the jello parfait things they sell at grocery stores and it ends up being 3-6 carbs for the entire batch. Hmmmm, now I'm craving jello.

    bacon was another one he liked.
     

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