This is my second post about the Disney Type 1 Diabetes Bookshelf - And this time I'm cooking with Disney! Like all the books on the shelf, "Dishing It Up Disney Style" is a Lilly Disney collaboration and it's a fine one at that!
But the book isn't just about desserts. It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetisers and desserts, all with easy to follow recipes that include nutritional information and carb count!
So not only can you and your family make the recipes together, you can actually bolus for them as well!
So me being me, I decided to test a few out in the Diabetesalicious test kitchen on my own.
Because if I was going to write about the cookbook, I needed to actually cook from the cookbook!
I'd always wanted to make chili and I actually had all the ingredients to make "Baloo's Beef Chili".
Except I had ground turkey on hand and a yellow Bell pepper instead of the green Bell pepper that the recipe called for.
Still, I forged ahead and sliced and diced and followed the directions with my substitutions.
Adding the onion, pepper, turkey, garlic, black beans crushed tomatoes, tomato juice, stock, spices etc., in the exact order the recipe called for and it soon I realized that I was making some pretty fine looking chili!
|This is what the chili looked like as it simmered gently|
|All mixed in the bowl...|
|And scooped on top of the Nilla Wafers that are flat side up in the cupcake cups..|
|Add some blueberries, Nutella smiles & cinnamon sprinkles ( I added those last 2 ingredients on my own) and you get some cute & yummy "bites' that you need to be nestled in the freezer for 2 hours until....|
|They become 'Minnie's Frozen Fruit Bites."|
Taste: Seriously, they remind me of frozen cheese cakes/pastry and I could stop eating them!
Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Total Fat: 4 grams
Carbs: 7 grams
And they were SO GOOD, down right addicting) and incredibly easy to make - AND BOLUS FOR.
Also, my friends and their children LOVED them!
I've made these treats twice so far have some sitting in my freezer right now!
In order for your to receive our free copy of "Dishing It Up Disney Style," ask your pediatric Endo or healthcare provider to provide you with one.
And be sure to checkout: http://family.go.com/parenting/pkg-type-1-diabetes/
Full disclosure: I was not paid to write my review of "Dishing It Up Diabetes Style," and all thoughts on the subject are my own. I did receive my copy at the Lilly Blogger Conference and I attended on Lilly's Dime.
With that being said, my words, thoughts and actions are mine alone.