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Good Diabetic Snacks

Posted by Lindsey Kanter, RDN on Jun 5, 2023 12:26:48 PM
Lindsey Kanter, RDN

Healthy Snacks

If you have diabetes, it's important to choose snacks that are low in sugar and calories. 

Here are some good diabetic snacks:
  • FruitFruit is a healthy and refreshing snack that is low in calories and full of vitamins/minerals. Try eating fresh fruit, frozen fruit, or canned fruit in water or juice.
  • Veggies: Vegetables are another healthy, low-calorie, and fiber filled snack option. Try eating raw vegetables, cooked/roasted vegetables, or vegetable sticks.
  • Greek yogurt with berries: Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and probiotics (beneficial for gut health). You can even top your Greek yogurt with berries for an extra healthy snack. 
  • PopcornPopcorn is a low-calorie snack that is high in fiber. Air-popped popcorn is the healthiest option.
  • Hard-boiled eggs: Hard-boiled eggs are full of protein and healthy fats.
  • Trail mix: Trail mix is a healthy and satisfying snack that is high in fiber and protein. Choose a trail mix that is made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Or you can try out trail mix bars for a convenient and healthy snack option.
  • Hummus: Hummus is a healthy and flavorful snack that is made from chickpeas. Dip vegetables in hummus for a satisfying and healthy snack.
  • Guacamole: Guacamole is a healthy and flavorful snack that is made from avocados (you can eat this with veggies too!).
  • String cheese: String cheese is a good source of protein and calcium. It is a quick and easy snack that is perfect for on-the-go.
  • Oatmeal with fruitOatmeal is a great source of fiber and protein. It is also a good source of complex carbohydrates, which can help to keep you feeling full. Top oatmeal with fruit for an even healthier snack.
  • Energy bars: Energy bars are a convenient and healthy snack option. They are typically made with protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
  • Nuts: Nuts are a good source of protein and healthy fats. Nuts can be eaten on their own or added to other snacks, such as trail mix or yogurt.
  • Seeds: Seeds are a great source for protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Seeds can also be eaten or added to another snack like trail mix or yogurt.

When choosing snacks, it is important to consider your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, it is important to choose snacks that will not cause your blood sugar levels to spike. It is also important to eat snacks that are consistent with your overall diet and meal plan.

If you are not sure what snacks are right for you, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian. They can help you create a personalized snack plan that meets your individual needs.

Additional tips for choosing healthy diabetic snacks:

  • Look for snacks that are low in sugar.
  • Choose snacks that are high in fiber and protein.
  • Avoid snacks that are high in fat and salt.
  • Read food labels carefully to make sure you are choosing healthy snacks.
  • Experiment with different snacks to find ones that you enjoy

By following these tips, you can choose healthy diabetic snacks that will help you manage your blood sugar levels and stay healthy. Another important factor in managing your health is exercise. To alleviate the pain that comes with exercising, slip on a pair of diabetic shoes to keep yourself active and healthy.


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