5 on the Go Snacks for Diabetes
5 on the go snacks for diabetes
Its easy to grab the first thing on sight when the mid-afternoon munchies strike. Doing so, however, is a sure way to derail a day of healthy eating. There is good news: snacks don’t have to be your diet downfall. As long as you choose wisely, snacks can actually help you stick with your diabetic meal plan.
Healthy snack choices can help curb your hunger and provide you with a boost of energy to get you through your day. The main key is to plan ahead and keep the right snacks handy so you aren’t tempted to hit the cookie jar or vending machine. A snack that contains a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats is recommended to balance your blood sugar levels and keep those hunger cravings at bay.
The following options are on-the-go options.
All nuts such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, and peanuts, are packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats, walnuts may be more beneficial as they are uniquely high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is important to choose raw or dry roasted nuts with no added salt or sugar and limiting servings to a small handful per snack.
Apples are filled with fibre and can help keep you fuller for longer. You can have 2-3 fruits per day. The apple can be eaten with a protein such as peanut butter or almond butter.
Hummus is made from chickpeas and contains protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Hummus snacks are now individually packed and pre-portioned, so it’s much easier to just throw in your bag.
Like hummus, creamy and delicious guacamole dips are now available in individual snacks, making them easy to grab and go. As guacamole is made from ripe avocados, it is a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and also contains vitamin E.
Berries are a great source of antioxidants and large portions of blueberry could be eaten during your snack as they contain the least amount of sugar than all the berries and the highest amount of antioxidant.
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