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Easter Holiday and Diabetes

What's In Your Easter Basket?

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Updated April 07, 2009

Easter Holiday and Diabetes
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Easter is traditionally accompanied by delicious food and baskets full of candy. When you have diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to eat. How do you keep your blood sugar from soaring through the roof?

Here's a nutritional breakdown of some traditional Easter candies and treats. With this chart you can calculate your carbs, as well as fats, calories, proteins, and fiber.

Plan what you will indulge in, and watch portion sizes. A few well-chosen treats can be part of the celebration. Have a happy, healthy Easter.

Sources:

(2009). Food & Recipe Databases. Retrieved April 6, 2009, from Calorie Count Web site: http://caloriecount.about.com

(2009). Niederegger Marzipan Classic. Retrieved April 6, 2009, from The Daily Plate Web site: http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/niederegger/marzipan-classic

What's In Your Easter Basket?

Easter Candy Treats
TreatServing Size Calories Fat Grams Carb Grams Protein Fiber
Cadbury Creme Egg 1 egg 170 6.0 28.0 2.0 0
Jelly Beans 14 beans 150 0 37.0 00
Milk Chocolate Bunny 30 g 150 8 20.0 1.0 1.0
Marshmallow Peeps 5 peeps 160 0 40.0 1.0 0
Peanut Butter Egg 1 egg 90 5 9.0 2.0 0
Marzipan 1 oz. 115 3.9 18.8 1.4 0.3
Other Easter Basket Favorites
Hard-boiled Egg 1 large 78 5.3 0.6 6.3 0
Jordan Almonds 13 140 5.0 21.0 3.0 1.0
Hot Cross Bun 1 bun 186 3.8 29.6 6.1 2.3

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