If your child tends to take a bite out of the middle of each sandwich half and calls that lunch, it can be a challenge to calculate proper lunchtime insulin doses. One quick fix for this very common problem? Turn a basic sandwich into a fun-to-eat fruit kabob!
–Susan Weiner, R.D., C.D.E., 2015 American Association of Diabetes Educators (A.A.D.E.) diabetes educator of the year and registered dietitian in private practice in New York.
Serving Size: 1 kabob (without jam)
- Calories: 265
- Fiber: 6g
- Total Fat: 8g
- Protein: 4g
- Total Carbohydrate: 33g
- Two slices whole wheat bread
- 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
- 1/2 cup whole strawberries (about 4)
- 2 tablespoons whole fruit jam (optional)
- A drinking straw or other child-safe skewer
How To Make It
- Make a peanut butter (or almond butter) sandwich.
- Cut in half twice to create a total of four sandwich pieces.
- Rinse and dry strawberries. Using the straw like a skewer, alternate sandwich pieces with strawberries in between to serve as “jam.” (You can try it with ham and cheese sandwich squares and cherry tomatoes too.)
- To keep the kabob fresh for lunch, place in a lidded plastic food dish.
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.