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Learning how to modify some of the recipes you already know and picking up some recipes that work well for your child with type 1 diabetes can help your whole family enjoy food and eat healthy.

Diabetes-friendly dishes and desserts

With these dishes, your child will still need to measure their portion sizes. Getting them involved in preparing their food can help them become familiar with the ingredients and amounts of carbohydrates (carbs) that are in the dishes they usually eat. As they gain experience preparing their own food, they can understand what they are eating both inside and outside of the home.

Cooking with your child is an opportunity to spend time together and get them interested in their nutrition at an early age. Older kids can help you measure, cut, and cook the food. If your child is younger, they can help with stirring, pouring, or washing and preparing the ingredients.

  • Yogurt Parfait

    A quick, nourishing, and refreshing breakfast packed with energy for a busy day

    Ingredients:
    3/4 cup of low-fat plain yogurt
    1/2 tbsp sugar/honey (or calorie-free sweetener* to taste)
    1/2 cup of fruit, sliced (fresh or canned in light syrup)
    1/4 cup of granola (or gluten-free cereal)

    Directions:

    1. Mix the yogurt with your chosen sweetener.
    2. Add the fruit and the granola (or cereal).

    Prepare ahead tip: Leave the ingredients ready and measured, fruits washed, but in a separate container so that in the morning you can assemble it all together in seconds and enjoy a crunchy-creamy, delicious breakfast in almost no time at all.

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brand of food items used. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 1 (1 1/2 cups per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 319 calories, 10 g total fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 43 g total carbohydrate,
    4 g dietary fiber, 15 g protein, 137 mg sodium

    *If using calorie-free sweetener, nutrition information changes to 288 calories and 34 g carbohydrates.

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  • Mediterranean Wrap

    A healthy, delicious lunch that you can put together quickly

    Ingredients:
    1 6-inch flour tortilla (or gluten-free tortilla) (maximum 190 mg of sodium)
    1 tbsp pesto sauce (frozen, bottled or freshly made)
    [To make fresh pesto: Mix well in food processor 1 1/2 cups of fresh basil, 1/2 cup pine nuts,
    1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper]
    1/2 cup fresh spinach, trimmed leaves
    2 dried tomatoes, sliced (or 2 grape tomatoes, sliced)
    2 artichoke hearts, rinsed, sliced (or 1/4 cup sliced sweet peppers)
    2 oz skinless chicken breast, baked, grilled or broiled

    Directions:

    1. Spread the pesto sauce on tortilla.
    2. Add the spinach, dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and chicken.
    3. Roll and serve warm or cold.

    Prepare ahead tip: Prepare the ingredients and pack them in a lunch box separately. When it is time to eat, just assemble. This will guarantee a fresh wrap when it is lunch time.

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brand of food items used. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 1 (1 wrap per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 229 calories, 6 g total fat, 49 mg cholesterol, 21 g total carbohydrate,
    3 g dietary fiber, 23 g protein, 492 mg sodium*

    *Remember, the daily recommended sodium intake for people with diabetes is 1500 mg.

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  • Cracker Sandwiches

    Ingredients:
    4 oz whole wheat crackers (approximately 24 to 30 crackers depending on size) or gluten-free crackers
    4 tbsp hummus (or natural peanut butter or almond butter)
    [To make hummus: Mix well in food processor 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed),
    2 tbsp Tahini (sesame paste), 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper]
    1 cup of fruit or vegetables, sliced
    (Note: Fruits go well with peanut butter and almond butter, and veggies go well with hummus)
    Suggested fruits: strawberries, apples, peaches or bananas
    Suggested veggies: cucumbers, sweet peppers, tomatoes or radishes

    Directions:

    1. Place the crackers on a plate and spread the peanut butter/almond butter/hummus on them.
    2. Top each with your choice of sliced fruit or vegetables.
    3. Build them as little sandwiches, one half on top of the other.

    Prepare ahead tip: Pack ingredients in separate containers and build sandwiches at the time of eating for best freshness!

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brand of food items used. Crackers, hummus, radishes, cucumbers, peanut butter and strawberries were used for nutrition analysis in this example. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 4 (3 to 4 cracker sandwiches per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 244 calories, 12 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 27 g total carbohydrate,
    5 g dietary fiber, 7 g protein, 241 mg sodium

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  • Risotto or Pasta Primavera

    A versatile recipe to be used with different vegetables and different types of pasta each time for variety and seasonality

    Ingredients:
    2 oz nuts (almonds, pine nuts or walnuts)
    1/2 14-oz can of artichoke hearts, diced, rinsed and drained (or 1 cup of sliced sweet peppers)
    1/2 15-oz can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
    1 zucchini, diced
    4 red tomatoes, cored and diced
    1/4 tsp salt (plus 1/8 tsp for cooking pasta or rice)
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    Dash of red pepper flakes
    2 tbsp olive oil (plus 1/2 tbsp more if making risotto)
    1/4 tsp fresh or dried rosemary
    1/4 cup fresh basil
    For Pasta Primavera, use 15 oz of fresh pasta (ravioli, tortelloni or any other) or gluten-free pasta
    For Risotto Primavera, use 2 cups of basmati rice (or brown rice) (for cooking rice, 1 cup of low-sodium vegetable broth or gluten-free broth instead of water is optional)
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    8 3-oz grilled fillets (fish or beef) (maximum 50 mg of sodium for raw fillets; maximum 1/2 tsp of
    added salt)

    Directions:

    1. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add the nuts to lightly toast for a few minutes, stirring often. Remove skillet from heat, set aside the toasted nuts.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, zucchini, red tomatoes, salt, pepper and pepper flakes.
    3. For Pasta Primavera: In a large saucepan or pasta pan, heat up enough water to boil the pasta, according to package instructions. Add pasta and let it cook until firm; avoid overcooking (use package instructions).

      For Risotto Primavera: In a medium saucepan, heat up olive oil, add rice, and stir for 1 minute. Then add 4 cups of warm water (or 2 cups warm water and 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth), and let it boil. Then lower to a simmer and cover, and let it cook until ready.
    4. As pasta is being prepared, heat skillet to medium heat, add the olive oil and let it heat up for 30 seconds. Then add the vegetable mixture. Stir well and let it cook covered for 4 minutes. Add the herbs, stir and let cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
    5. Add nuts and vegetable sauce to cooked pasta or cooked rice and top it with the parmesan cheese.
    6. Serve with the fillet on top.

    Prepare ahead tip: This recipe can be prepared a day ahead and left in the refrigerator, or frozen for a couple of months in a glass or plastic container. To heat up, use an oven or a microwave (in an oven/microwave-safe container, respectively).

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brands of food items used. Pasta filled with cheese was used in this example. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 8 (1 1/2 cups per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 521 calories, 21 g total fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 53 g total carbohydrate,
    6 g dietary fiber, 29 g protein, 409 mg sodium*

    *Remember, the daily recommended sodium intake for people with diabetes is 1500 mg.

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  • Panini Choices

    Whether using a panini grill or barbecue grill, a grill pan, or a skillet, paninis can be an easy and delicious choice for dinner! Vary the vegetables, herbs, cheeses and lean protein to create a different panini each time

    Ingredients:
    8 slices of whole wheat bread (or gluten-free bread) (maximum 110 mg of sodium per slice)
    2 tbsp fat-free cream cheese (plain or flavored with herbs)
    8 large, thick slices of grilled vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, sweet peppers)
    1/2 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup fresh herbs of your choice, or 2 tsp of dried herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, dill or oregano)
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    4 slices of low-fat cheese (maximum 40 mg of sodium per slice)
    4 slices of lean turkey (maximum 105 mg of sodium per slice)
    1 red tomato, sliced

    Directions:

    1. Spread the cream cheese on each of the slices of bread.
    2. Place the vegetables in a small bowl and then add the olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Stir to evenly coat.
    3. Grill the vegetables on the panini grill or other grill for approximately 3 minutes.
    4. Build the panini sandwiches one by one, layering bread, cheese, turkey, and then vegetables and top with slices of tomato and another slice of bread. Repeat for the remaining three panini sandwiches.
    5. Heat up a panini grill (or a barbecue grill, grill pan, or skillet). If using a skillet, use another pan to place pressure on sandwich in order to get the bread to turn a golden brown.
    6. Place the panini sandwiches on the grill to toast.
    7. Serve warm.

    Prepare ahead tip: Leave all the vegetables and herbs washed in a container in the refrigerator to save time when you are ready to prepare.

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brand of food items used. Zucchini was the vegetable option used for the analysis in this example. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 4 (1 panini sandwich per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 298 calories, 11 g total fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 33 g total carbohydrate,
    9 g dietary fiber, 18 g protein, 480 mg sodium*

    *Remember, the daily recommended sodium intake for people with diabetes is 1500 mg.

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  • Chocolate-Coconut Flan With Berries

    A creamy, yet light and silky option for chocolate fans

    Ingredients:
    1 cup low-fat milk (1%)
    1/4 14-oz can light coconut milk
    2 tbsp corn starch
    2 tbsp sugar
    3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    6 oz fat-free plain yogurt
    1 cup fresh berries (or thawed if frozen)

    Directions:

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, coconut milk, corn starch, sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Remove from heat.
    2. Add the plain yogurt.
    3. Pour into ramekins, wine glasses or similar small containers to serve.
    4. Let cool in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
    5. Once ready to serve, top with berries.

    Prepare ahead tip: This needs to cool down in refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving. Save fruit in separate container, and add only when ready to serve.

    Nutrition Analysis: Nutrition analysis may vary according to specific brand of food items used. For gluten-free options, make sure to check the package label of each ingredient you use.

    Serves 6 (1 cup per serving)

    Nutrition facts per serving: 153 calories, 8 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 17 g total carbohydrate,
    2 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein, 59 mg sodium

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Real Life Tip

Don’t forget the snacks

Eating healthy can be hard for anyone who is hungry between meals. For a child with type 1 diabetes, it’s important to know what to reach for when that hunger hits. Next time you go to the store, be sure to pick up some healthy snacks so you have some good options around the house.

Here are a few options your child might like:

  • Baby carrots
  • Cheese and turkey rolls
  • Baked potato chips
  • Citrus fruit cups
  • Yogurt
  • Popcorn

When planning your child’s meals and snacks, make sure to offer a variety from all the food groups. Healthy food choices may help your child manage their blood sugar (glucose).

These recipes were provided by Diabetes Care and Education (DCE), a practice group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Diabetes Care and Education promotes quality diabetes care and education. DCE is a group of Academy members who are leaders in the fields of medical nutrition therapy and diabetes care. Their expertise is widely recognized throughout the diabetes community.

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