Fun Kids Meals

Diabetes does not mean that kids cannot enjoy a variety of meals. We have shortlisted five healthy meals for children with diabetes. They are easy to make and delicious to eat.

Recipe 1) Fresh Noodle & Vegetable Rolls

Serves 6.

Each Serve: Carbs: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g   Add to PredictBGL App

Ingredients

  • 80g dried vermicelli noodles
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium red capsicum
  • 1/4 small Chinese cabbage
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 12 rice paper wraps
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 0.66 cups water
  • birds eye chilli
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons low-salt soy sauce

Method

  1. Soak noodles in boiling water in a large heatproof bowl for 5 minutes; stir to separate strands, then drain.
  2. Cut/ break noodles into shorter lengths.
  3. Grate the carrot. Deseed and finely slice the cucumber and capsicum. Finely shred the Chinese cabbage.
  4. Optional Dipping Sauce – combine the caster sugar, water, sliced chilli (optional), lime juice, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce.
  5. Place noodles in a large bowl; drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the dipping sauce. Add chopped vegetables and herbs; toss to combine.
  6. To assemble rolls, place 1 sheet of rice paper in a medium bowl of warm water until just softened.
  7. Lift sheet from water carefully; place on a board covered with a clean tea towel.
  8. Place 1/3 cup of mixture across lower part of the wrapper, in a neat horizontal pile.
  9. Fold bottom end over, then sides and roll up tightly.
  10. Place on a platter. Repeat with remaining rice paper sheets and vegetable filling.
  11. Serve with dipping sauce or soy sauce (optional).

Recipe courtesy  https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/recipes/13150

 

Recipe 2 ) Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 6.

Each serve: Carbs: 40g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 7g   Add to PredictBGL App

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1/4 pound Velveeta Light (reduced fat pasteurized prepared cheese product), cut up
  • 1 8-ounce package Kraft Free Shredded Non-Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs

Method

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Blend in flour and salt; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually add the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add prepared cheese product and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Stir in macaroni.
  2. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle casserole with remaining 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and crumb mixture.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Recipe courtesy of Kraft Diabetic Choices

 

Recipe 3) Chicken Pasta Salad

Per Cup serving: Carbs: 11.1g, Protein: 13.3g, Fat: 3.2g   Add to PredictBGL App

What you need:

  • 8 ounces canned salmon (packed in water, not oil), drained
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber, diced
  • 1 scallion, ends removed, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free plain Greek yogurt or low-fat/fat-free mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon

What to do:

  1. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir well to combine. Serve and enjoy!

 

Recipe 4) Kids friendly meat balls

Serves 8. Per 2 meatballs:

Carbs: 8g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 4.5g   Add to PredictBGL App

Ingredients

 

Sauce
½ cup ketchup
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Meatballs
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1/2 zucchini, grated
1 carrot, grated
1/2 onion, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

What to do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together meatball ingredients. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Place meatballs on a baking sheet and top evenly with sauce (1½ teaspoon per meatball).
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.

Recipe courtesy: http://www.diabetes.org/mfa-recipes/recipes/2013-01-kid-friendly-meatballs.html

Recipe 5) Waffled-eggs

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INGREDIENTS

8 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup cooked ground sausage (substitute ham or bacon if preferred)
¼ diced onion
¼ diced green pepper (or other vegetables of choice)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Serves 8. Each serve:

Carbs: 2g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 9.5g   Add to PredictBGL App

Method

Preheat waffle iron to medium setting. Spray cooking surface with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until blended. Stir in sausage, onions, and green peppers.
Evenly pour half of egg mixture over the four squares of a standard waffle iron.
Shut waffle iron and let cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until eggs are set. Open waffle iron and remove waffles with a fork.
Repeat with remaining egg mixture.

Recipe courtesy: http://www.t1everydaymagic.com/waffled-eggs/
Do you have your own favorite recipes? Let us know below!

 

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