Healthy Diabetic Snack Ideas

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Yogurt with Fruits and Nuts

This option is a tad on the carb-heavy side at about 30 grams of carbs per serving (six ounces of light yogurt and 3/4 of a cup of berries and nuts), but it’s a great snack to eat before a workout. Or you can just reduce your serving size if you aren’t planning on any physical activity and want a lower carb count.

Remember, however, that added sugar is dangerous. Stay away from yogurts (and fruits) that contain lots of sugar.

breakfast with fresh yogurt, berries and granola

A Pear and Cheese

We know it may sound funny to some of you. Kind of snobbish, perhaps. A little too classy to allow you to fit in at your desk at work or wherever you happen to be snacking. But we promise they pear pretty well together. While fruit is high in natural sugars, pears are on the lower end of that spectrum. A cup of pears is about 20 grams of carbs (a cheese stick will only add a couple grams), so it may be a good idea to split one with a friend.

Avocado Tomato Open-Faced Sammie

Toast a slice of whole grain bread, spread mashed avocado on top (we recommend adding a little garlic salt), add a couple of tomato slices on top, and voila! You’ve got an easy low-carb high-fiber snack to fill you up. Making the sandwich “open-faced,” meaning only using a slice of bread for the bottom, not the top, helps cut carbs and calories. This delicious treat will only cost you about 150 calories and less than 20 carbs, as long as you don’t load up on that avocado!

Celery with Peanut Butter

Everybody’s childhood favorite! Well, the peanut butter part, at least. But if you’re looking for a way to cover up your veggies to get a bit more flavor, this snack is the way to go. The protein-rich peanut butter is a great way to dress up your nutrient-filled celery. If you cap your peanut butter intake at about two tablespoons, this treat should cost you no more than 7 grams of carbs.
celery snack

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