Holidays can leave little time to prepare elaborate breakfasts or snacks, so something simple (yet easily recognizable to kids) is a nice little treat to have in your arsenal. These cute chicks might be small, but they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein—and they’re essentially carb-free. The perfect post-hunt snack!
Serving Size: 1 large boiled egg (due to the small portions used, the nutritional content of the carrot and sesame seeds is negligible)
- Calories: 78
- Fiber: 0g
- Total Fat: 5g
- Protein: 6g
- Total Carbohydrate: .6g
- 3 eggs
- Baby carrots
- 10 black sesame seeds
How To Make It
- Place eggs in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Place the sauce pan over high heat.
- As soon as the water boils, remove the saucepan from the burner and cover the pan. Let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes, then drain the water from the pan.
- Let the eggs cool completely. If you’re in a rush, you can place the eggs in a bowl of ice water to help them cool more quickly.
- Carefully peel the eggs. Cut two of the eggs in half.
- Cut the baby carrot into round slices. Lay one slice flat and cut out a small wedge shape. Repeat to make 5 wedges.
- Use a toothpick to make small holes in the yolks of each of the four egg halves, then insert a carrot wedge into each as a beak. Above the beak, add two sesame seeds for the eyes, using a toothpick to help place them as well.
- To make the mama chicken, add a carrot beak and sesame seed eyes directly onto the remaining whole boiled egg.
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.