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I have a Teenage daughter who is a type 1 Diabetic (on a pump) who can be a fussy eater apart from takeaway.
I would really like some family proven recipes or ideas please.

Does anyone have some good low carb lunch or snack ideas?

Posted anonymously, 5th May 2015

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  • These days nearly any recipe can be made gluten free/low carb/ vegan. You just need to search for the right options.

  • I have one of those spirilizers. They turn veggies in to noodles, so you can ditch the shop bought carb loaded ones. Basically stick to natural, cook from scratch foods. Focus on fresh fruit and veg and meat.

  • I’d look up Paleo recipes for some ideas. They will naturally be low carb, and there’s lots of great recipes around these days.

  • A beef and vegetable stir fry with wholemeal pasta or brown rice. Sliced up veggies with chicken inside rice paper rolls are great for my son.

  • Thanks everyone for your answers, I am trying some of these on her now. We will see how she goes.

  • Nuts, avocado, scrambled eggs, baked beans, tuna, chicken wraps, salads, berries with natural yoghurt. There’s a lot your daughter can eat that will help control her diabetes but it’s also about encouraging her to eat foods that will keep her healthy. Lots of people are fussy eaters but getting your daughter to try new foods and trying them a few times will help her get used to eating for management of her diabetes.

  • wraps are great for lunch with chicken and salad or ham or turkey.
    Salmon and fish are also a great choice.
    using a wrap as a base you can make your own pizzas with healthy toppings.
    frittatas are another option.
    for snacks you can have simple things like nuts, rice crackers (many variations) with natural peanut butter on it, fruits, yoghurts,

    Check this site out for snack recipes

  • My friend suggests these : Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata, Veggie Tostadas, Chilli-Fried Potatoes, Deep-Dish Taco Pizza, Beef Kebabs, Apple Slaw, Cumin Bread, Seared Chicken With Avocado.

  • Porridge with dried cranberries (sweetened with stevia) is a great start for the day. Homemade soup (gravy beef & veg, with pearl barley) is perfect for this weather.
    Salmon fishcakes with salad & sweet potato mash.

  • Frittata is a good and easy lunch one, you can put tomato, baby spinach and other ingredients in to make it more filling and flavoursome.

    Zucchini cut in slices with a little tomato paste, basil and sprinkle of cheese, in the oven like little pizzas can be a good snack one.

    Quinoa salads, healthy pizza by using zucchini, cauliflour etc for the pizza crust. Zucchini lasagna.

    Have a look at Sarah Wilson recipes on her iquitsugar website and also lots of Paleo recipes are very healthy and diabetic friendly because you’re looking for low carb and sugar. Nativa (brand of Stevia, the best diabetic friendly sweetener, stay away from all the toxic ones like aspartame (950, 955), splenda etc) sweeterlifeclub.com has a lot of recipes too but I find the iquitsugar and heaps of Paleo ones to be the best for type 1 diabetics.

    My husband is a well controlled type 1 diabetic.

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