I try to stock up on things as well, which can be hard because lets face it, these "certain" things are not cheap! When you have diabetes, your snack options are VERY limited unless you get a shot for it..so we are always on the look out for new things for the kids to try because no one wants to eat the same thing all the time.
The things I was looking for today were:
- snacks for Madi that have under 15 carbs because she can have 1 of these inbetween meals for "free" or with out a shot
- snacks that have under 15 carbs but also have protien
- quick sugars for lows like juice and candies
- gatorade for Craig when he is playing baseball
- snacks for all of the kids because the truth is that diabetes sucks, but when your siblings who DO have diabetes get all the "good" snacks, that stinks too!!
- Just protein snacks, or "free" items the kids can have without shots...
The kids have to pack lunches, I have things in my purse, madi always has to have things with her..so for me its really about convenience.
A few items we like are:
Under 15 carb snacks for Madi :
Here is a new thing out right now.Honey Maid Grahamfuls....They are graham crackers and peanut butter in between (they also have pb and chocolate and banana cream) All of my kids love them and they have carb and protein so its great! After a low, they have to have a carb and protein snack to help keep their numbers up also before bed its a good snack. Before bed they like to have milk as well..
We also found these..I think at Target.. They are packets, somewhat like crystal light//A powder that you add to a water bottle. These are great for Craig especially for Boy Scout hikes and outings..They are light weight but he can add to his water bottles if he needs to instead of carrying both a bottle of gatorade and a bottle of water. We also found gatorade gummies which have carbs but not caffeine (like other sports chews)..They were good for scout camp as well. light weight and small.
Just protein snacks:
Almonds are another great snack that is free..Luckily my kids like these things:)
The kids do drink a lot of water..I never buy soda for any of my kids and they only get soda if we go out to dinner or something like that.. But other than water, they do like crystal light because they can have that with out a shot unlike fruit juice.. Also we found these Mio..They are flavors in liquid form..So you can add as much as you want..Instead of using half a crystal light packet them having the other half spill in your purse or in the cupboard, these Mio are great!