Snacking plays an important role in managing diabetes. The right snacks provide energy, satisfy cravings, and keep blood sugar stable between meals. Avoid energy crashes and fluctuations by choosing snacks with a healthy balance of protein, fiber, and smart carbs. Here are 10 great options:
Veggies and Hummus
Hummus provides satiating protein and fiber. Pair it with crunchy, low-carb vegetables like carrots, celery, or bell peppers.
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter or Other Nut Butter
The protein and healthy fats in nut butter help balance the natural sugars in fresh fruit.
Plain Greek Yogurt with Berries
Protein-packed Greek yogurt mixed with antioxidants and fiber from fresh berries makes a nutrient powerhouse. Choose plain yogurt over flavored to minimize sugar intake.
Cottage Cheese and Tomato
The protein in cottage cheese paired with vitamin C from tomato makes for an energy-boosting duo.
Chickpeas are high in filling protein, fiber, and smart carbs. Roast them yourself with a little olive oil and spices.
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wrap
Swap out bread and wrap tuna salad in a lettuce leaf for a low-carb, on-the-go snack. If you want a vegan alternative, check out this recipe for a filling and healthy swap.
Create your own healthy mix with nuts, seeds, and a little dried fruit for fiber and sweetness.
Nuts and Fruit
Protein and fiber packed nuts with dried fruit balances sugars and provides lasting energy.
Cucumber and Goat Cheese
Sodium in goat cheese can help prevent diabetic low blood sugar. Pair it with refreshing cucumber for a savory snack.
Opt for whole-grain or seed bread and mash fiber-rich avocado on top for a balanced snack.
Incorporate a variety of these diabetes-friendly snacks into your daily meal plan to satisfy hunger, prevent energy crashes, and manage blood sugar effectively.
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