By mommyr3m2 Latest Reply 2012-11-02 12:27:22 -0500
Started 2012-10-26 16:24:25 -0500

My 5 year old son was diagnoised a month ago and is suppose to have 3 carb free (under 5 grams) snacks a day. He is not a big veggie eater so I have been having a hard time finding things for him to eat. He likes celery, string cheese, and almonds but I think he is getting tired of them. What do you eat?

11 replies

Jessye420 2012-11-02 12:27:22 -0500 Report

When I was diagnosed my mom made me "free trays" pickles, cheese, beef jerky, olives, nuts. Anything I would eat that had no carbs! Hope this helps!

disablednursemarybeth2011 2012-10-30 23:20:47 -0500 Report

Dear mommyr3m2
I can't have carb snacks between meals either
I eat cheese mozzarella string cottage cheese with Splenda on it raw vegg n dip broccoli cauliflower carrots celery sugar free jello n pudding call ur nutritionist n ask for ideas peanuts pickles cucumbers salads if u wanna talk message me

kirsty j
kirsty j 2012-10-27 11:40:01 -0500 Report

I was the same age as your son I'm sorry I can't remember anything at that age I hope u find something else for him

IronOre 2012-10-27 00:03:39 -0500 Report

one of my favorite snacks are "Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites" (cereal) they taste good, have a touch of sweatness, a nice amount of fiber, and are easy to monitor because they are almost exactly 1 gram of carbs each (according to the nutrition label 47 biscuits have 46 carbs.)

buggygirl 2012-10-26 21:49:07 -0500 Report

i thank you all for the various recipes,i have been trying to find something to make my mom happy during this time. she carves ice cream,so i need something to make her happy and full

cs4jc2010 2012-10-26 21:00:41 -0500 Report

Hi there, I'm still pretty new here but I wanted to let you know, you may already know, that stevia is a great natural sweetener that will not affect the blood sugar levels.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2012-10-26 18:08:17 -0500 Report

Great question. Here are some ideas that have been shared here in the past that can work.

Hard-boiled egg
Lean lunch meat
Sugar-free popsicles
Sugar-free gelatin or pudding
Most other nuts (pistachios, cashews, peanuts)
Sunflower seeds
Other cheese options (like perhaps pepper-jack that has some kick is a great boredom breaker)
Celery with peanut butter
3/4 cup of air-popped popcorn
Protein shake
1/4 cup fresh blueberries

You may also consider adding a couple of Triscuits to his cheese snack. That adds some variety and crunch and two crackers are about 6g of carbs with about 1 gram of fiber.

Hope that helps. Take care.

buggygirl 2012-10-26 21:52:18 -0500 Report

i did recently tried the boiled egg with my mom when she felt she needed something to eat between meals. i do like your other ideas.