There may be times between scheduled meals and snacks that your child is hungry. There are foods that have little to no carbohydrate.

Free foods

  • Are 5 or fewer grams of carbohydrate and fewer than 20 calories
  • Must be limited to 3 each day and spread throughout the day

Free food ideas:

  • 1 sugar-free Jell-O
  • 1 sugar-free Popsicle
  • 1 large dill pickle
  • 1 cup light buttered popcorn
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 ounce slice turkey with yellow mustard rolled-up
  • 3 strawberries with 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 sliced radishes with 1 tablespoon fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup non-starchy vegetable with 2 tablespoon Walden Farms dressing

If your child snacks on unlimited cheese sticks or slices of lunchmeat, it may affect his or her blood sugars.