T1-Friendly Easter Recipes

Are you on the hunt for some healthier, blood-sugar-friendly Easter treats? Below you’ll find three easy, fun, and festive ideas.

Candy can easily become a focal point of Easter. In addition to including these less sugary treats on the menu, try to make the holiday more about FUN than food. If you go to a community Easter egg hunt where the eggs are filled with candy, have your kids pick a few of their favorites to eat right away and then save the rest for later. If you do a hunt at home, opt for filling the eggs with items other than candy (small toys, stickers, bouncy balls, coins, bracelets, etc.). Look at egg hunts as a way to get your kids outside and moving—which may hopefully help their blood sugar stay within range!

 

Chick Eggs

Chick Eggs
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!

 

Easter Egg Hunt Lunch

Easter Egg Hunt Lunch
If your kids are anything like mine, they can’t get enough of the Easter egg hunt tradition. One year I decided to take the fun a step further and created an Easter Egg Hunt Lunch. Out of all of the treats I have ever made my kids, this one has probably left the longest lasting impression! This lunch is ultra-portable as well. Have a big family gathering to go to? Bring the carton along for your kiddo to enjoy, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing exactly how many carbohydrates are in it.

 

Frozen Yogurt Easter Eggs

Yogurt Easter Eggs

You don’t need molds or other fancy decorating supplies to make these pretty eggs—just a few simple items you probably already have on hand. Once the yogurt is frozen, it really takes on an ice-creamy consistency—your kids will feel like they’re getting a treat, but it’s one you can feel good about because it’s made from your favorite brand of healthy yogurt!

 

 

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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.