Healthy Snacks for Diabetic Diets

A busy lifestyle can make healthful eating difficult. A salesman on the go, a musician working in a late night club, a policeman on patrol all have problems eating the kinds of food they should. We are bombarded with high sugar, high fat, salty foods opportunities. When hunger strikes, you need to be prepared to defend your diabetic diet.

Below is a list of healthy foods you can have for guilt-free snacks. They can satisfy your hunger, keep your sugar levels in balance, and help prevent you from gorging yourself when you eat your next meal.

  • 1 small fruit like an apple, orange, nectarine, tangerine or pear. High in fiber and low in calories, they actually are rich in nutrients which are lacking in most fast foods.
  • 3 cups popcorn (air-popped or low-fat microwave). Spray with butter-flavored vegetable spray instead of adding butter.
  • Low carb yogurt such as Danon Light 'n Fit Carb Control.
  • 6 saltine crackers
  • 7 Ritz crackers
  • 12 Wheat Thins
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 15 fat-free potato or tortilla chips. You can add salsa for the tortilla chips.
  • 2 small plums
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 15 grapes
  • 3 graham crackers (2 inch square)
  • 36 Goldfish
  • sugar-free Fudgesickle
  • 12 Bing cherries
  • 1 cup cubed cantalope
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • string cheese
  • cup dry roasted nuts
  • baby carrots
  • celery sticks
  • sunflower seeds in shell (takes more time and effort to eat but can also make a mess).
  • 1 rice cake
  • 1 oz. turkey jerky (lower in fat than beef)
  • 8 animal crackers
  • lunch meats, several slices (without the bread)
  • salad with dressing
  • sugar-free gelatin with small amount of fruit

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