8 Easy Diabetes-Friendly Snack Ideas To Manage Blood Sugar Levels

It’s a myth that diabetics have to eat restrictive diets filled only with highly specialized foods. Diabetics, like everyone else, just need to eat healthy foods low in fat, salt, and sugar.

To manage blood sugar levels, diabetics do need to be careful when it comes to carbohydrates, including starches and sugars. That’s why we’ve curated a list of nutrient-rich snacks that keep refined sugars and unhealthy carbohydrates to a minimum.

Choosing a smart snack requires more than watching out for fat, sodium, and calories. Carefully selected snacks can help you get more of the nutrients and food groups you may fall short on.

A serving of each of our top 8 snacks meets the following nutrition criteria, which address the concerns of people with diabetes:

• 200 calories or less

• 30 grams of carbohydrate or less

• 240 milligrams of sodium or less

• 0 grams of trans fat

• Limited fat, saturated fat, and added sugars

• At least one nutritional plus, such as whole grains or vitamin C

Anyone, including non-diabetics, can use this list to achieve a vibrant and healthy snacking life.

1.Sweet potato toast

Sweet potatoes have a lower GI than white potatoes, as they release sugar more slowly and do not raise blood sugar as much. They are also a great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C & potassium. sweet potato slices are crisped to perfection, top them with avocado, tahini, almond butter, mustard, or anything else you like.

2.Hard-boiled eggs

Egg recipe One large hard-boiled egg provides 6 grams of protein, which is helpful for diabetes because it keeps your blood sugar from rising too high after you eat . Hard-boiled egg or two for a snack on their own, or garnish them with a healthy topping like guacamole.

3.Yogurt with berries

An excellent diabetes-friendly snack, the antioxidants in berries may reduce inflammation and prevent damage to cells of the pancreas, also a great source of fiber. Yogurt is also known for its ability to lower blood sugar levels, due to the probiotics it contains.

4.Veggies and Hummus

Hummus with veggies sticks

Hummus is a creamy spread made from chickpeas, provides lots of protein, with 3 grams per tablespoon. It tastes great when paired with raw veggies. Both vegetables and hummus are good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

This is my favourite homemade hummus recipe

5.Apples with nut butter

Apple with nut butter

Apples are rich in several nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin C and potassium, while peanut butter provides significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and manganese, all of which are known to help manage diabetes. Both apples and peanut butter are also very high in fiber.

6.Chia Seed Pudding

Chia pudding

Chia seed pudding is made by soaking chia seeds in milk until the mixture achieves a pudding-like consistency. It’s a healthy snack because chia seeds are rich in many nutrients that help stabilize blood sugar, including protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

How to make chia pudding

7.Trail Mix

It is a snack made by combining nuts, seeds and dried fruit. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of trail mix provides almost 4 grams of protein, which makes it a filling snack that may promote blood sugar control in people with diabetes. It also provides some healthy fats and fiber from the nuts and seeds, which have been shown to help reduce blood sugar and insulin levels.

8.Cantaloupe with Creamy Cottage Cheese

The melon is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. Plus, the Low-fat and low-sodium cottage cheese add 7 g of protein to the snack and supplies a good source of calcium. Top 1 cup of cut-up melon with ¼ cup of low-fat cottage cheese.

Snacking often gets a bad rap. But if you are managing type 2 diabetes, including healthy snacks in your diet can be a great way to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range and energy levels high. They can also be a great weight-loss tool.

10 responses to “8 Easy Diabetes-Friendly Snack Ideas To Manage Blood Sugar Levels”

  1. […] can even use Sweet potato as a Healthy Toast […]

    Like

  2. […] • sprinkle stevia powder onto your breakfast cereals or on yoghurt. Here are some easy, delicious guilt-free snack ideas for diabetes people. […]

    Like

  3. […] Soluble fiber slows the absorption of sugar. When we add fiber to our diet, our bodies break down carbs more slowly, and this allows our blood sugar levels to rise more gradually. Eating adequate amounts of fiber can also help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Check out these guilt-free diabetic-friendly snacks. […]

    Like

  4. […] Here are 8 Surprising Guilt-free Healthy Diabetes Snacks […]

    Like

  5. […] Check out 8 Surprising Guilt-free Healthy Diabetes Snacks […]

    Like

  6. […] Also Read: 8 Guilt-free Healthy Diabetes Snacks […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: