Snacks for People with Diabetes
There is no reason why you cannot enjoy snacks when you have diabetes. However, as you know, it’s important to watch you eat so that you can control your blood sugar and insulin levels. Luckily, with so many options, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something to satisfy your snack time craving.
Keep in mind that you need to pay attention to carb and sugar content, while also watching your fat and calorie intake. With that in mind, you’ll love each of these snacks for people with diabetes.
Strawberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark
Dairy foods are a good choice for a diabetic diet because they’re low in carbs. Greek yogurt is a stellar choice because it is also rich in protein. It also contains probiotics, which are an easy way to promote healthy digestion so you can keep your blood sugar under control. Berries and a handful of chocolate chips add some sweetness without being dangerously high in the sweet stuff. When it comes to healthy diabetes snacks, this is easy to make and tastes like an indulgent treat.
As you know, many kinds of crackers are high in carbs, making them something you need to limit if you have diabetes. Substituting crackers offers that delightful crunch, but without all the carbs. As an added bonus, cucumbers contain fiber and other nutrients that support good health. Pile cucumber slices with your favorite toppings - a small slice of cheese, sliced olives, a smear of cream cheese or a slice of leftover grilled chicken.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
With no sugar and only 9 grams of carbs per serving, these roasted pumpkin seeds are an outstanding snack for diabetes. You can mix up the seasoning based on your preferences so you always have something new and delicious. These are a great alternative to potato chips, pretzels or crackers for people who crave a crunchy snack. They also make a tasty substitute for croutons in salad and soup.
Snacking doesn’t have to be avoided just because you have diabetes. In fact, diabetic-friendly healthy snacks in moderate portions are a simple way to help get your daily quota of vitamins and minerals. The trick is making sure you keep track of your carbs and sugar intake so you can balance your snacks with the meals you eat the rest of the day.
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