Thank you all for responding to my call for help! I got a ton of great ideas in the comments section, and even more on Facebook, on Twitter, as well as emailed to me directly.
I thought it would only be fair to share. I don't want to be an idea hog or anything...so I present to you a list of things that are used for lows by some of my favorite peeps. Keep in mind that these things are simply ideas used by others in the community, and not necessarily what your doctor would want you to use for lows. Most of these ideas are used for lows, but not the "bad" lows...like the ones that require a quick acting sugar such as juice. (I know..they are all bad lows...is there really a good one? But you know what I mean, right?)
THE Smarty LOW SNACK LIST:
Lara Bars, that apparently come in yummy flavors like cinnamon rolls, banana bread and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Trader Joes Granola Bars
Luna Bars, lots of protein and 21g carbs
Yogurt Melts by Gerber. 5g carb for 1/4 cup, so one package is 20g carb
Fruit snacks during the day, so they can brush their teeth after
South Beach Bars come in chocolate or peanut butter flavor, 18g carb
PB and J in a container mixed with molasses or honey
Apple Sauce Pouches. Gogo squeeze or Trader Joes Brand. 12g carb, easy and healthy
Pixie Stix, 14g carb per serving, one serving is 7 stix. A giant Pixie Stick is 27g carb
Portable chocolate milks
Snack Packs of Jif Peanut Butter, with pretzels or something to dip in
Rice Krispy Treats
Yogurt Tubes, frozen
Dex 4 Liquid Blast, sometimes sold under the store brand name. Worsk quickly. They are $1.99-$2.99 each depending on where you shop
Hershey S'mores Dessert Icing Pouches
Gerber juice that comes in class bottles
Nutella single serving packets, sold at Cost Plus
Yogurt covered raisins
Packets of Peanut/Almond/Hazelnut Butter from Justin's Nut Butter Co. Small pouches 5g carb, larger pouches 11 g carb
100 Calorie snack packs by Nabisco
Cans of tree top apple juice sold at Costco
Cocoa Pebbles Bars, gluten free
Gold fish crackers
Small bags of chips or crackers, usually around 15g carb
Individual bags of Omega 3 mix from Trader Joes. 15g carb
Snack size Peanut M &M's Snack size Recess Pieces
Juice with Peanut Butter Crackers
Treetop fruit snacks
Haribo Cola Gummies
Jelly Belly's, 1 g carb each
Dried Apricots with a bag of nuts
All Dex 4 Products
Natural Fruity Bites
Happy Melts, Organic Yogurt Bites for Toddlers
1/2 a Balance Bar
Other than actual food, there were some pretty handy ideas for storing the goodies:
* Using travel soap dispensers for juice boxes, or even for crackers or treats that crumble. (Making sure to use the contoured kind that locks, otherwise you may need to use a rubber band to keep it closed.)
* Small sandwich containers to keep crushable food in.
* Keeping small things like raisins or yogurt covered raisins in Tic Tac boxes.
* Using the long containers that crystal light comes in to keep things together.
* When in Disney use a camel back backpack with water, and add a bit of Gatorade powder to the mix.
Thank you so much for your brilliant ideas! I have already made a trip to the store to try out a few of these! If one sticks...I'll let you know!