Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Rings

If you happen to have kids, and your kids happen to have type 1 diabetes, there’s a decent chance you’ve got cheese sticks in the house (just a guess). Only two more ingredients and you’re on your way to these mouthwatering Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Rings. Baking the pineapple brings out its natural sweetness even more, and combining it with salty, crispy bacon  puts it over the top. To some, bacon is considered a guilty pleasure, but in moderation it can be a much more blood-sugar-friendly party-food option than the typical bottomless bowl of chips.

Serves: 8

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 ring
132 0g 9g 7g 6g

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • 8 pineapple rings
  • 4 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut lengthwise into 4 equal pieces

How To Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top.
  2. Arrange two pieces of cheese stick onto one pineapple ring, forming a circle. Use toothpicks to hold them in place (temporarily).
  3. Wrap one half-slice of bacon around the pineapple ring and cheese; continue with two more half-slices until the entire ring is covered. Remove the toothpicks.
  4. Place the rings on the wire rack and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then serve.
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.