{Food} Counting Down to Christmas

by Leighann on November 28, 2011

Advent Calendar

Advent CalendarMy kids love the anticipation of Christmas and what’s a better way to help them count down than with an advent calendar.

What’s that you say? You wouldn’t dare load your child up with the high carb candies that come in most advent calendars.

The advent calendars I picked up this year ($1.99 each at Walgreens, FTW!) have teeny, tiny chocolates that only have 2 carbs each.

All the fun, none of the bolus!

Seriously. Anything under 5 carbs is considered a free food and can be given without corresponding insulin. Of course if Q eats her daily nibble of Christmas chocolate as her dinner dessert I’ll tack on the two carbs.

But this is one holiday indulgence she can enjoy without giving a second thought to managing her diabetes.

Further Reading

Pez, Oh Yes, We Have Santa Pez

Candy Canes: Not So Many Carbs, Either

Advent Calendars: All the Countdown, Not So Many Carbs

Read more posts about Christmas

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JuicyMama November 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

Great post! My daughter has been asking for one of these. Glad to see it has the carb counts.


2 Leighann November 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

I have been able to find them the past couple of years with nutrition info.



3 Amy Scheer November 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

I bought one too. And then I realized I have TWO kids…


4 Leighann November 28, 2011 at 10:31 am

Rookie mistake, lol! I bought two, especially at that price 🙂


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