Pizza Dilemma

by Alese
Carb cutting always makes it to my New Year’s resolutions.  As does not procrastinating  which is why New Year’s resolutions end up being more of a February thing for me.  In an attempt to be proactive I thought I would start mid January.  Continue reading →

Halloween with T1D

Yes, Grasshopper can and does eat candy. If his blood sugar goes too low he HAS to eat something sugary to bring it back up. Juice, Annie’s Fruit Snacks, Lifesavers Gummies. Sugar can literally save his life.

by Erin

The assumption often is, “Grasshopper can’t eat candy because he has type 1 diabetes.”
The short answer is, “He can and does eat candy. There are times sugar can literally save his life.” The long answer is, “It gets a bit complicated.” Continue reading →

How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich 

by Erin

Silly, right? Of course you take two pieces of your favorite bread, slap some PB on there, glob jelly on if you want, smush the bread slices together and serve it up to your hungry kid. Or significant other. Or yourself because it’s… Peanut Butter Jelly Time! Continue reading →

Kindergarden Confidential

Menu Planning: Grasshopper Grub

We don’t have it all figured out, but we have the beginning of a plan.

by Erin

Ok, so Grasshopper isn’t a mini Anthony Bourdain but he does enjoy food, cooking, and lately he enjoys putting together his own menus for lunch and school snacks. I like to cook but I do often get in a rut. Once a food item or meal fits nicely in the intersection of my daily vin diagram of “Nutritious Food,” “Grasshopper Approved,” and “I Know How To Dose Insulin For This Food,” I am loathe to change it out of rotation. If it WORKS and he LIKES it then by golly, you can have that every day of the week for lunch, son. But does that fly with the Grasshopper? Nope. Continue reading →