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Did you believe having some good diabetic snacks had to be a long-forgotten dream just because you received the diagnosis you had diabetes?
Actually, you may be surprised to learn snacking can be beneficial to a diabetic's daily meal plan. This is because it helps you to control your blood glucose levels, both highs and lows and also aids in your weight loss efforts. Often, by going too long between meals, you generally set yourself up for over-eating at the next meal. Therefore a smart snack can actually save you calories on your total day plan.
Some common snacks for diabetics which are routinely popular are either diabetic cookies or even better are diabetic oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal cookies are popular because when made with whole grain oats you receive the benefits of low to no blood sugar spikes, easy preparation and they just taste so good!
Or,if you have kids running around the house, probably the last thing Mom has time for is to be making one kind of snack for the non-diabetic and another version for the family member with diabetes. Therefore diabetic snacks for kids must be safe for the one with diabetes and still be delicious for the rest of the family.
What Are Some Good Common Diabetic Snacks
When you do need a snack because your sweet tooth is "crying out loud" for attention, it is important to try and keep your carbohydrate levels in check. Also, do try to include some good quality protein, good fats and low sodium selections. All of this is possible by learning how to make the ever-popular homemade french fries
. Each of these will fill you up but still keep you satisfied for longer because you do not feel like you are being deprived in your new diet.. So learn to keep some of these items on hand
, so when the munchies are needed you are ready and not as likely to sabotage your sugar levels.
- 1/2 cup fruit juice diluted with 1 cup of water for a fruit flavored water drink ( use sparkling water or seltzer water if you like the carbonated beverage)
- homemade iced sun tea with a small amount of fruit juice for sweetener. Another choice would be homemade lemonade with liquid stevia for sweetener. Do Not Ever Rely on sugarfree soda pop or diet drinks for your drinking enjoyment.
- 1 pc of small fruit plus 1 piece of low-fat string cheese
- 1 cup of low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt with 1/4 cup fresh fruit, chunked
- 1/2 english muffin or bagel with all fruit jam, jelly or peanut butter
- 1 regular size muffin
- unsweetened fruit smoothie from your blender (or use stevia to taste)
- 2 T. raisins or 1/4 cup other dried fruit of your choice
- 6 to 8 oz homemade sugar free sports drink
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, tomato chunks and carrot sticks with a side of low fat salad dressing
- sugarfree gelatin with 2 T. low-fat whipped topping
- celery sticks with homemade peanut butter
- stick of sugarfree chewing gum
- chunk 1/2 banana into a bowl, drizzle with 1T. melted semisweet chocolate chips and dollop with 1 T. nonfat yogurt, your favorite flavor. Add a few chopped english walnuts or pecans if you desire. All of that for only 23g of carbs per bowl.
- eliminate the frosting on a small square of cake and substitute a handful of dark chocolate curls and save yourself 15-30g carbohydrates
- eliminate the pie crust from a homemade pie and save on all the additional fat and calories in the next pie you bake. Or better yet, if you enjoy the pie crust also, switch to an almond flour crust. This adds cook quality fats and protein while reducing the amount of carbs and bad fats.
One other good choice to try is diabetic popcorn snacks but you must realize butter flavored popcorn are now off-limits.
Butter is high in saturated fats (the artery-clogging kind) and calories. Air-popped popcorn though is an excellent choice for good blood sugar control.
So yes, cookies, cakes, pies and candy plus most other junk foods can now be added to your food choices occasionally during the week, but for good blood sugar control, get in the habit of using the free foods list and keeping some safe diabetic snacks in your office, desk, lunch box and at home.
When the "munchies attack" strikes you, you are already ready with an assortment of snacks which are good for retaining your diabetic health.
This ebook, Good and Easy Eats is a great addition for your own private collection - or for any friend or family member you know which has the need or desire to eat healthy, allergen-free and diabetic-safe snacks and foods.
I personally believe the book does an excellent job explaining in understandable terms for the beginner, all the way to the expert in the kitchen, by outlining great tips and hints to help ease the burden of using a (No Longer) restrictive diet.
Check here to purchase your own copy of this reference manual called Good and Easy Eats. I guarantee you, as long as your motives are to eat good and healthy, eat safe - and even if it's in the back of your mind I sure could lose some weight- this is one cookbook you will never be willing to give up.
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