Packaged snacks sure make carb-counting easy, but they can be lacking in nutrition — not to mention imagination! This semester, makeover your after-school munchies ritual by treating your kids to an afternoon in the kitchen with Mom or Dad and making one of these recipes from Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families With Type 1 Diabetes, each complete with nutrition facts. For more, request a free copy of the cookbook from your diabetes healthcare provider. These books are not for sale and are distributed exclusively by Lilly representatives to many pediatric endocrinologist offices in the United States.

Coco’s Banana Smoothie


Bananas have such appeal! Little ones can peel their bananas and measure out the orange juice.

Prince Phillip’s Baked Potato Wedges


These potatoes are a great part of a hearty meal, perfect after a long day of riding and dragon slaying. Young heroes will have fun dipping the potato wedges in the egg and flour mixture.

Minnie’s Frozen Fruit Bites

Family Fun Frozen treats

The only thing more fun than making these cookies is sharing them with friends! With a parent’s supervision, kids can follow this recipe from beginning to end.

Pocahontas’ Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls

Pocahontas Peanut Butter Trail Mix Balls March 2013 recipe story FROM DISNEYLILLY COOKBOOK

When you’re outdoors all day long, it’s easy to work up an appetite! Young members of the tribe will love digging their hands into the dough and rolling it into balls.

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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.