By: Nikki Nies
I recently talked to someone who has type II diabetes and she saw me eating my regular peanut butter and apple snack. She said that’d be a great snack for her to eat as well. She said it looked so delicious and even ate two of my apple slices. I love it when people enjoy the simple snacks I have.
I became interested in what other snacks suggestions I could not only use to diversify my snacking, but great snacks for diabetics as well.
Here we go–5 grams or less of carbohydrates:
- 5 baby carrots
- 1 hard boiled egg
- 1 frozen sugar free popsicle
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 string cheese stick
- 1/4 half of avocado
- 16 green olives
- 1 cup of light popcorn
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin or sunflower seeds
10-20 g of carbohydrates
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 1/4 cup of dried fruit and nut mix
- 1 small orange or apple
- 1 cup of chicken, tomato or vegetable soup
- 2 rice cakes + 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of tuna salad + 4 saltines
- 1/2 turkey sandwich
- 1 cheese quesadilla–1/4 cup of salsa, 1 oz. shredded cheese
- 5 whole wheat crackers + 1 string cheese
About 30 g of carbohydrates–good pre-exercise
- 1 banana + PB
- 1 english muffin + 1 teaspoon of margarine
- 1/2 peanut butter sandwich + 1 cup of milk
- 3/4 whole grain, ready to eat cereal + 1/2 cup of milk
These snack suggestions may sound obvious, but when grocery shopping or grazing your cabinets, remember these quick tips. Maybe print out a copy of this list and have it on your fridge for a quick reference? Good luck!
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