Anytime, Low Calorie Snacks for the Hungry Diabetic

diabetic snack ideas

Last updated on November 3rd, 2016

Raw, Fresh Cut Vegetables and Hummus

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup hummus
  • 1 cup of raw, fresh cut vegetables (carrot, broccoli, cucumber, cauliflower or a combination of these)
Preparation
  • Cut vegetables into sticks.
  • Place hummus on the side.
  • Dip and enjoy!

Why is this preparation good for a diabetic?

What makes a great snack? Well, it depends on who you ask but one thing is for sure: snacks should never be boring. Snacking can be tricky if you have no idea what you should eat. But, when done right, it can help you control your blood sugar, curb hunger and lose weight. What makes this recipe great? This recipe contains about 15 grams of carbohydrate and 180 calories. Not just that! We’re talking about vegetables! You can forget about the chips because these nutrient-packed “real foods” here got the crunch, too.
Diabetic Snacks Ideas

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Ingredients
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 medium sizebanana
Preparation
  • Spread peanut butter evenly on whole wheat bread.
  • Slice the banana as thinly as you can (about ½ inch-thick slices) to reduce bulk.
  • Make sure to spread the banana slices across evenly, covering the entire bread.

Why is this preparation good for a diabetic?

Can I eat peanut butter if I have diabetes? Of course, you can! As a matter of fact, you can eat anything you want as long as you’re mindful of the type of food you’re eating, portion sizes, and the timing of your meals.This recipe contains about 25 grams of carbohydrates and 240 calories. Peanut butter is high in fat and calories, but it’s also a rich source of vitamin E, magnesium, and copper. Whole wheat bread contains fiber that can help control your blood glucose. It’s all about balancing the good and the bad!
Diabetic Snacks Ideas

Fruits and Cheese

Ingredients
  • 1 small apple or orange
  • ½ cup seedless grapes
  • 1 stick light mozzarella string cheese
Preparation
  • Peel orange and then mix with sliced apples and seedless grapes in a cup.
  • Enjoy with a side of string cheese.

Why is this preparation good for a diabetic?

Wondering if you can eat fruits when you’re trying to control your blood glucose? Yes, you can! Fruits, just like vegetables, are chock-full of nutrients making them a great choice for snacks.This recipe contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates and 180 calories. Opt for fresh fruits instead of canned ascanned fruits often come with fruit juice or light syrup adding extra calories.

Healthy Popcorn

Ingredients
  • 3 cups light popcorn
  • A dash of garlic powder
  • A dash of thyme
Preparation
  • Sprinkle air-popped popcorn with a dash of garlic powder and thyme.

Why is this preparation good for a diabetic?

Grab that bowl of popcorn because you can have it, too! What makes this recipe great is that it contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates and 93 calories. Yes, popcorn doesn’t necessarily have to make you fat! Compared to movie popcorn, this recipe doesn’t involve drenching your popcorn in butter, not to mention salt.

Berries, Nuts and Yogurt

Ingredients
  • 6 oz light yogurt
  • ¾ cup berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination of these)
  • 10 almonds
Preparation
  • Mix almonds, yogurt, and berries in a cup and enjoy!

Diabetic Snacks IdeasWhy is this preparation good for a diabetic?

Go ahead and go nuts over nuts! Okay, maybe not too much. The creamy, savory taste and texture of nuts make them a popular snack but as much as 80 percent of a nut is fat.That is why you should eat nuts in moderation. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals but are high in calories. Good thing this recipe contains only about 25 grams of carbohydrate and 230 calories. Not to mention it can satisfy your sweet tooth as well! Think of the sweet taste of berries! And to make the deal even sweeter, they are packed with antioxidants, too!

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