Diabetes Forecast

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Cooking With Your Kids

By Robyn Webb, MS, LN , ,

Whether your child has diabetes or not, teaching the basics of healthy eating—and cooking—is one of the best holiday gifts you can bestow. This month we offer some great recipes to try when you want to bring kids into the kitchen. You supply the adult supervision; they'll provide the fun.

Getting Your Hands Dirty

Anyone who enjoys Play-Doh will get a kick out of making
Whole Wheat Cheddar Bread Sticks.

Technique: Punch, Slice, and Roll

[1] After the dough rises, you'll need to punch it—or karate chop it!—down. [2] Next, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. [3] Let the rolling begin! It's kind of like making fat snakes out of clay or Play-Doh. Once you're done, sprinkle them with sesame seeds, and they're ready to go in the oven.

Fancy Fun

Pot Stickers With Soy Dipping Sauce
are as fun to make as they are to eat.

Technique: A Lesson in Geometry

[1] Mix up the filling really well, so that every dumpling will have some of all the different ingredients. [2] Load up the wonton wrappers, and then use your fingertip to moisten each edge with water. [3] Make squares into triangles! Pinch each one shut, and they're ready to be cooked.

Bring on the Sweet Stuff

Peanut Butter Balls
are creamy, crunchy, chewy—
and super easy to prepare.

A is for awesome!
Maple Apples have plenty to satisfy
a demanding sweet tooth.


Maple Apples
Pot Stickers With Soy Dipping Sauce
Whole Wheat Cheddar Bread Sticks
Peanut Butter Balls


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