Monday, September 26, 2011

Protein and Fiber snacks to fill the gap

Ideas coming from a fellow mom who has a child with Type 1 Diabetes too.  She was given some suggestions about fiber and protein snack options to fill the gaps between meals.  Kind of ironic but some of the items listed were in a telephone conversation I had tonight with a friend.

a pita pocket with hummus/nutella/ peanut butter inside

wheat thin crackers and a couple slices of cheddar cheese

medium orange sprinkled with a littel cinnamon

SF jello cup, pitted sweet cherries, 2 tbs frozen cool whip

Pineapple Sundae-- 4oz pineapple tidbits, 2 tbs vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp roasted sunflower seeds crushed

graham crackers with peanut butter spread on top

town house crackers with chicken or tuna salad spread on them USE LITE MAYO

1 cup of chicken noodle soup and 3 saltines

taco in a bag-- 1 oz bag of Fritos or Doritos crushed in the bag, ADD into bag....lean ground beef, lettuce, tomato chunks, shredded cheese

1 pear and 1oz of cheese

Quesadilla, 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese....can warm up and its a cheese roll-up

1 apple and 2 TBS of Peanut butter

1 mini box of raisins & 2 TBS of dry roasted pumpkin seeds

Bagel Melt- 1/2 whole wheat bagel thin, slice of swiss cheese (or any cheese) and 1 slice of deli turkey breast

3 slices of Melba toast with 1/4 cup ricotta cheese

2 slices whole grain rice thins with nutella or peanut butter

1 cup raw baby carrots and 4 oz. of cottage cheese

Disclosure: I am not a dietician or a doctor nor claim to be...check with your health provider before making any changes to your dietary consumption.  Lord knows, I eat too and some of these things are a bit foreign to me but I need to become friends with these snacks.

Television and kids....

Have you ever sat in a different room and listened to a Nickelodeon or Disney show (not the preschool ones).  I know that some are filmed in front of live audiences but you can tell which ones aren't because the laughing is controlled and everyone stops at the same time in order to keep the script moving slowly.  So as I am listening to this show that Jesse is watching I can hear the dialogue of people cutting each other down or saying something really stupid and then they cue the button for laughter.  So are the makers of these shows creating what your child should think is funny but morally isn't funny at all?  I suppose this is my AHA! moment while I sit quietly and just listen to Elizabeth playing with Thomas trains, Emily picking up her room and the clanging of silverware as Jacob empties the dishwasher.  What do you think?

And the Bible lesson for today is...

John 1
 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 2The same was in the beginning with God.
 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

I have the week set out for our Bible lessons.  Elizabeth has a coloring page to do while we are working on the other pages.  Here is what we are working with for these lessons.  Bible Lessons

We may take a detour this week to work on moon phases as a whole group.  I found that Discovery Education has a lot to offer and the kids need a distraction thrown in and work on team building.  Not sure how but at least they will be building moon phases.

These are both free resources.

Here is a freebie that someone shared with me yesterday.  Betty Crocker's 2011 Fall e-cookbook!!