Choosing Diabetic Snacks for Kids
Diabetes, also known as the silent killer, affects more than 15 million people all around the US. Not only adults but even kids are affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People have to take a lot of care of diabetic patients but if you have a kid who is suffering from diabetes, you have to be on guard 24/7. Most kids don’t understand the complexity they are dealing within this situation, they are kids and they want to do all the basic stuff that most normal kids do. They are also pretty careless when it comes to food and normally have a tendency to eat foods which are unhealthy for them. This article on diabetic snacks for kids teaches you how to make tasty, delicious and healthy foods for children without risking their health too much.
Diabetic Snack Ideas
Many parents are constantly worried what to feed their kids who suffer from diabetes and when you have someone suffering from such a dreaded disease it’s important that the victim follows a healthy diet. Healthy diabetic snacks for children are an ideal way to manage their blood glucose levels and get energy needed to sustain throughout the day.
Healthy Fruit Punch
- An apple peeled, cored and sliced
- A single banana
- A pear peeled, cored and sliced
- Raisins, 1 cup
- Unsweetened orange juice, 1 cup
- Non fat dry milk powder, ½ cup
- If you want you can use orange wedge for garnishing
A great mixture of fresh fruits and an ideal snack for diabetic kids. To make this fruit punch you have to add all these ingredients in the blender and blend until they are smooth and creamy.
- Margarine, ½ cup
- Sugar alternative, ½ cup
- Flour, 2 cups
- Egg whites, 2
- Egg, 1
- Milk, 4 tsp
- Baking soda, 1 tsp
- Vinegar, ¾ tsp
- Mashed bananas, 2
In a medium size bowl and the eggs and mix well. Now add the flour and soda and mix until smooth. Add in the sugar alternative and margarine and mix until smooth. Mix the milk and vinegar separately and then add in the bowl. Now toss in the bananas and bake this mixture for 1 hour at 350°F. After baking take out the bowl and let it cool for some time. Your banana bread is ready to serve.
Chicken with Dijon Mustard
- Skinned chicken breasts, 8 pieces
- Dijon mustard, ½ cup
- Low fat, unsweetened plain yogurt, 8 oz
- Soft breadcrumbs, 1 cup
- Vegetable cooking spray for cooking
In a big bowl add in the yogurt, mustard and the breadcrumbs and mix well. Toss in the chicken breasts in the bowl and make sure each breast piece gets enough coating. Make sure you’ve prepared a baking dish and it has been coated with vegetable cooking spray, take the chicken breasts and arrange them in the baking dish. Bake this recipe at 400°F for 30 minutes and then increase the temperature to 450°F for 5 minutes until the chicken pieces turn brown.
Sugar-free Raspberry Mocha Cake
- Sugar free low-fat cake mix (chocolate mix), 2 packs
- Fat free cold milk, ½ cup
- Melted spreadable fruit (raspberry flavor), ¼ cup
- Sugar free instant cocoa mix, 2 packs
- Freshly brewed chocolate almond flavor coffee, 1 cup
- Sugar free whipped topping mix, 1 pack
- Vanilla extract, ½ tsp
Start by preheating the oven to 375°F. Now take the cake mix and prepare it as per the instructions written on the packet. Now take this cake mix and pour the batter in 2 (8 inch) cake pans. Now place these cake pans in the oven and bake it for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the cakes comes out clean. Remove the cake pans from the oven and cool it at room temperature for 10 minutes. Remove both the cakes from their pans and make holes in the cake with a wooden stick and fill these holes with melted raspberry spread. In a separate mixing bowl add cocoa mix, topping mix, milk and vanilla extract. Mix it until all the ingredients form a smooth mixture. Now spread this mixture on the cake and keep it for cooling in the refrigerator.
Each of the above given diabetic snacks for kids can also be used as a delicious snack for the entire family. Now you don’t have to worry about your kids eating unhealthy food from outside, you can make your kid’s favorite dishes by just doing some minute changes.