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D-Feast Friday From Jenna To You.

I haven’t posted a D-Feast Friday post in a long, long time.  I haven’t posted anything in quite a spell. I have been giving my undivided attention to my family these past few weeks. A recent move closer to town (read: closer to EMS) occupied much of our time and energy at the start of December. Then there was the whole Christmas to-do … life was just too intense for me to find time to focus on collecting and composing thoughts worthy of your valuable reading time.

So I took a little hiatus.

But it was only a matter of time before I found my way back to my laptop to share little snippets of life – our life – with diabetes tagging along.

Jenna requested this snack last night before she went to bed. Actually, to be completely honest, she was hoping for a bedtime snack, likely on account of heading for a scary low from a straight up bolus for supper that, in hind-sight, should have been a combo. But when we realized this, she was already tucked into bed with heavy lids. Carb tabs to the rescue instead.

This is what her palate fancied:


What we have here is two toasted slices of whole grain bread with a skiff of butter, natural peanut butter and thinly sliced, organic, gala apple. When she requested it, I told her it was too late for a snack (unaware of the low that was lurking in the wings) and that it sounded like an excellent choice for breakfast the next morning. Reluctantly, Jenna agreed to wait until morning to have this considerably healthy and, I must admit, tasty treat. I ate it for lunch myself today! It really is lovely.

I don’t know where Jenna got the inspiration for it. Perhaps it was the few times I have offered her and her sister a half apple with peanut butter for a snack that gave her the idea. But I’m more than a little impressed with her choices with regards to both the satisfying taste and the nutritional merits of the dish.

I figure you can tweak the recipe any way you like; you might want to omit the butter or substitute the peanut butter for another nut or seed butter, or use another kind of apple, or even go with a pear if you prefer! If you are celiac, you can go with a gluten free bread for toasting. However you want to alter the recipe to suit your needs and palate, feel free. Enjoy!

Oh. And Happy New Year. I’ve missed you. :)


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