Problem: BEFORE dx, we were a family of not too many processed snacks. Nothing in little serving bags. No chips or snack crackers. AFTER dx, as we were pushed into the turbulent waters, life became filled with anything pre-packed that was close to 15c. This ruffles my healthy eating feathers and I'm thinking about my son's long term habits and health.
Possible solution: Telling my son that now that we know how to swim, we're going to swim better. Limit pre-packed garbage to his backpack for school and for dance.
Limitations: 1) Vegetarians who eat eggs, milk, cheese, the rare tuna, but no meat, poultry, swine, gelatin. 2) Braces. 3) (stereotype alert!) 15 year old boys are lazy and don't want to chop up food for a snack.
Action: I've combed through the thread on Low-Carb snacks. I've come up with a list. It includes nuts, which he really isn't supposed to have (braces), but he eats anyway sometimes, but isn't a huge fan. I don't think the list is long enough. I like things like the 1/2 grapefruit (one chop with a knife he might can bring himself to) and plums. But I need more ideas. Dig deep. Is there something you overlooked before? I'm looking for not junk, but convenient. Sure, I'm willing to chop up an apple into thin-enough-for-braces slices and scoop out some natural peanut butter, but what 15 year old likes to go to mommy for a snack. I need a list to post on the frig and food ready in the kitchen that requires little effort on his part and doesn't add too much to my work load (early on I cut up cucumber and the like and had ready in the frig and it rotted---I cannot predict his food mood).
Results so far: here's the list I came up with from the low-carbs thread
Cheese (years ago one of his best friends predict my sons's death at an early age from cheese oversumption---heart attack)
Am I asking too much? C'mon, make this list longer!