Smart snacking can help keep blood sugar and energy levels stable throughout the day and can help prevent overeating at meals, which may lead to weight gain and poor blood sugar control.


1. Limit highly processed snacks ,sugary snacks, beverages like chips, cookies, candy, juice, sugary waters and sodas, which can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar often followed by a subsequent crash, which can lead to fatigue and hunger.

2. Try to combine lean protein  or a healthy fat such as nuts, nut butters or seeds with a healthy source of carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables or whole grains.

3. Choose higher-fiber foods whenever possible to slow digestion .

Here are a few ideas:

1) Low Fat String Cheese

2) Cucumber Sticks

3) Plain, low-fat/Non fat yogurt topped with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts (add non-caloric sweetener such as splenda as needed)

4) Carrots and hummus (hummus contains olive oil, which is healthy fat source)

5) Celery sticks with peanut butter

6) Cheddar cheese & apple slices (Small Tennis ball size)

7) 2 crackers, 1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup grapes

8) Whole-grain crackers with 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

9) A half cup of low-fat cottage cheese and an apple

10) Black bean salad

11) Veggies and fresh yogurt dip

12) Crunchy peanut butter toast with sliced peaches

13) Feta Cheese & tomatoes

14) Raw carrots dipped in tahina

15) 2 graham cracker squares with 1 tablespoon light cream cheese and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes.

16) Plain fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds and 1 tablespoon dried cranberries.

17) Small pear and a light cheese stick

18) Light Popcorn 3 cups (no salt, no butter)

19) 1 cup of strawberries and 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese.

20) one slice of whole wheat bread with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

21) 1 cheese quesadilla (made with one 6-inch corn or whole wheat tortilla + 1 oz shredded cheese) + ¼ cup salsa

22)  1/4 Cup Dried fruit and nut mix.

Source:-Dietitian and Different reliable sources from Internet 

3 Comments:

  1. Jim Purdy said...
    Hard-boiled eggs, raw celery sticks, raw carrot sticks, and steamed vegetables work well for me.

    Excessive carbohydrates are killers for diabetics.
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