Tuesday 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

As a mushy romantic at heart, Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year. But as the parent of a child with diabetes, Valentine's Day ranks third on my list of worst carb days of the year (after Halloween and Easter). The colossal amount of candy passed between classmates is enough to send me into carb counting overload, so I've researched the carb counts of some of the most common Valentine's treats to make today more about love and friendship, and less about diabetes.

Candy hearts ~ 12 pieces = 15 carbs
Candy corn ~ 11 pieces = 15 carbs
Cinnamon hearts ~ 30 pieces = 15 carbs
Hershey's kisses ~ 9 hearts = 25 carbs
And when all else fails, moderation is key. Happy Valentine's Day!

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