I just wrote about healthy food, so I guess it is time for me to write about unhealthy food — Sweets! I seem to be surrounded by sweets during the holidays. Even though I am diabetic, I think it is ok to have a few sweets, as long as I know the carbs and add insulin appropriately.
It is always hard to figure out carbs for candies — especially when it is in a stocking, or given as a gift.
Here are the few Christmas/Hanukkah foods that I could find.
|Spangler Standard Candy Canes||1 piece (.50 oz)||55||0 g||0 mg||14g||0g|
|Beaners Chocolate Coins||1 piece||31||2g||6 mg||4g||0g|
|Milk Chocolate||1 oz||152||8.4 g||22 mg||16.2 g||2.2g|
Here is some info that I found at Insulinpumpers. The first section is Halloween, but the bottom is Christmas/Hanukkah.
|fudge with nuts||1 oz piece||20 carbs|
|gelt||1 oz. chocolate coin||18 carbs|
|peppermint candy||1 candy or small candy cane||5-8 carbs|
|sugar cookie||3 inch||15 carbs|
|sugar free Trident for kids||1 piece||1 carb|
Most standard sized candy canes are 14-16 carbs.
What sweets do you eat during the Holidays?