Snacking is a pretty common thing we all do. You can snack healthy or you can snack … not so healthy. You should definitely lean toward healthy snacking, in all cases, but especially when you’re trying to identify healthy snacks for diabetics.
We’re here to help you with some quick and easy snack ideas. We know our post’s title says these are snacks for diabetics, but you could definitely benefit from these snack ideas, even if you aren’t diabetic.
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7 Healthy Snacks for Diabetics
Grapes on Graham Crackers
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s not too sweet, but is easy to put together, grapes and graham crackers, with cream cheese is a tasty idea that can help curb your appetite.
1 tablespoon light cream cheese
2 graham cracker squares
¼ cup of halved grapes
Plain Greek Yogurt with Fruit & Nuts
One of the main benefits of Greek yogurt is the protein. A trick to keeping yogurt healthy is to add fruit. Make sure you buy plain Greek yogurt, then add fruit to it. Greek yogurt, on its own, can be a little tough to eat, but by adding fruit, its acidity is balanced out and is much more enjoyable.
1 six ounce carton of plain Greek yogurt (make sure the sugar content is low)
1 tablespoon fruit of your choice
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
Pears & Cheese
Pears and cheese go really well together. With 24% of your daily fiber in each pear and 20% of your daily calcium in string cheese, this snack can really boost your nutrition levels.
1 pear (sliced)
1 stick of string cheese
Veggies & Hummus
This is a nice and healthy snack, though be cautious with the hummus – it’s calorie-dense! Hummus is rich in protein and can help balance blood sugar levels.
1/3 cup hummus
A handful of your choice of vegetables, like carrots, celery, broccoli or peppers
Avocado with Tomato on Toast
Avocado toast is pretty trendy right now, which is good for diabetics. This snack gives you a punch of flavor and fiber, along with heart-healthy fats.
¼ smashed avocado
1 slice of toasted, whole grain bread
2 slices of tomatoes
Dried Cranberries with Almonds
This snack is both sweet and crunchy. Almonds can help keep you feeling full, while also limiting blood sugar spikes. Don’t eat too much of this snack though, since both cranberries and almonds are calorie-rich.
¼ cup plain raw almonds
¼ cup dried cranberries
Yes, it’s as simple as that – 1 apple! An apple contains about 20 grams of carbohydrates. Adding 1 tablespoon of peanut butter can add more protein. Peanut butter is a nice ingredient to add to snacks, since it’s been shown to help control blood sugar levels.
1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)
We’re not here to only focus on snacks though. We wanted to provide you with some good foods for diabetics to focus on. As always, if you feel like you need help eating right, we recommend speaking to a dietician. A dietician can help you plan a diet and give you other meal ideas to manage your diabetes.
Here are some common foods that diabetics could focus on:
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Fish (Omega 3)
If you want to read more about these foods for diabetics, you can read our blog post here.
Always speak to your health care professional or dietician, before making any major changes to your diet.