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Low Carb Sweets

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by wearingtaci, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. wearingtaci

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    What are some yummy low carb sweets. We don't eat a lot of desserts,but when we want something sweet,what are some free sweets. Sophie hates sugar free jello
     
  2. Amy C.

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    Why not give insulin for the carb content of the dessert she wants?
     
  3. wearingtaci

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    We do,but since she is on MDI she has to choose if she wants the food badly enough to take the shot,we just feel like that is a horrible choice to make as a kid,and a free sweet would eliminate that
     
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    "I" am loving the Fiber One 90 Calorie Cinnimin coffee cake / lemon bars / brownies.

    They look so small but with 5 grams fiber (out of 18 total carbs) they are actually filling. I plan on having these be her am snack the first week or so of school, but they easily fill that "sweet treat" option. (and are great with coffee for us adults)
     
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    How many carbs count as "free" for you? I usually keep a big box of regular popsicles in the freezer, but they have 11g. The sugar-free ones have 4 or 5, I think.
     
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    We make Crystal Light popsicles.
     
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    Frozen cool whip topped with diet root beer.

    A few chocolate kisses. (can't recall exactly anymore but I think he used to get 2 free maybe??)
     
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    The bags of pieces candy that have protein and fiber like Reese pieces you get 51 for 25 carbs each piece is just less than a half carb with protein and fiber. A few of them hits the spot sometimes. I did not look up any other kinds but I would think ones with nuts would work.
     
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    We made tons of meringues using splenda instead of sugar. They never quite have the crunchy consistency, instead they almost are like a marshmallow! Egg whites and splenda...virtually carb free! :)
     
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    meringues cookies (our grocery store sells them in the bakery dept) and the red, white and blue rocket Ice pops are 10 carbs.....
     
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    Frozen little banana chunks rolled in melted chocolate and nuts.
     
  15. Beach bum

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    We do root beer floats. Diet root beer with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream (we use Edys) or frozen yogurt. Also, you can use a smaller scoop (1/4 cup) and that right there cuts the carbs down to around 15.

    An "un" ice cream sundae. Whipped cream with sprinkles, nuts and cherry. Again, you can keep this around 10-15g by going easy on the toppings. You can throw a banana into the mix too though it does increase the carb count and glycemic index of the snack.

    Rice cake spread with either PB or flavored cream cheese and sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.
     
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    Our snowcone stand sells a few flavors of sugar free syrups. We could bolus for the snowcone, but we usually just let her have the sugar free one, because it's just easier than the GIANT dose of insulin a real sugar snow cone would require.
     
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    A mom at my D group said she buys sugar free syrup, and then bring a small container of it to our local pool. They sell sno cones there and instead of bolusing for the ones they sell she just uses her own flavor and the kids get to have sno cones like everyone else :)
    Frozen cool whip makes a great ice cream substiture for those days with stubborn highs, we also do celery with flavored cream cheese. He loves the berry cream cheese and it's only like 2 carbs.
     

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