Everyday life.

How I got my T1 to eat healthier.

Before diagnosis, Luke was a pretty good eater. He wasn’t a huge fan of veggies, unless it was broccoli. But he LOVED his fruit. He would seriously eat five oranges for a bedtime snack. Or a pound of grapes after school. We figured a lot of fruit was better than chips & cookies, right?

It’s weird, though. Since diagnosis, things have changed a little for him. I’m not sure why. He knows he really can’t eat five oranges right before bedtime anymore. However, he hardly EVER eats them now. And he still isn’t a veggie fan.

We recently decided that the meals we eat at home are going to be low-ish carb. Joel is doing the ketogenic diet. I sure don’t need carbs. And Luke’s sugar levels are way more stable when he doesn’t pile on the carbs. (Duh.) In an attempt to eat better, I found a recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach and Goat Cheese. I’ve always wanted to try spaghetti squash. And hello, bacon.

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Luke tried to like this meal. He really did. He put a happy face over his disgusted face and kept on chuggin’ along. He was saved by Dad, though.

“If you don’t like it, eat something else! I LOVE this stuff and I’ll eat yours!”

Luke looked at me, watching for affirmation in my face. Could Dad really could come to the rescue? I told him he could hand his plate over to Dad if he had a huge handful of carrots and some kind of fruit with his sandwich. Luke gladly agreed.


Joel got seconds on dinner. And Luke happily ate fruit and veggies for his dinner. I should make something “disgusting” every meal, huh? By the way, I very much recommend this meal. It was really, really delicious.


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