cracker-grapes-400x400When managing your diabetes with diet and exercise, it can be difficult to know which snacks won’t spike your blood pressure or give you adverse snacking side effects. Snacking can contribute to a healthy diet, ensuring that your body gets the fuel it needs every 3–5 hours to control your blood sugar and appetite, and keep you energized.

A snack, as opposed to a treat, is a “mini-meal” meant to provide nutrients required by the body. Snacks that contain a combination of carbohydrates with fiber and protein, while low in fat, salt, and sugar, are better at controlling blood sugar and appetite. Try these ideas for healthy snacks.

Average 15 grams (g) total carbohydrate*

  • One whole Thomas® Light Multi-Grain English Muffin with 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) nut butter
  • 2 Tbsp raisins and ¼ cup (C) almonds
  • Hard-cooked egg and one slice of whole-wheat toast with ½ teaspoon (tsp) margarine
  • One half banana or one medium apple with 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ C low-fat cottage cheese and ½ C lite peaches
  • 4 ounce (oz) Kozy Shack® No Sugar Added Rice Pudding and ¼ C nuts
  • Kabobs made with 1 C melon and 1 oz low-fat cheese
  • Celery and dip made from 1 Tbsp peanut butter and 2 Tbsp raisins
  • ½ C sugar snap peas and 2 Tbsp hummus (bean dip)
  • Five Reduced Fat Triscuits® with 1 oz low-fat cheese
  • ½ C lite tuna or egg salad in one half of a whole-wheat pita
  • One whole Thomas Light Multi-Grain English Muffin topped with tomato sauce and 1 oz low-fat mozzarella cheese, and then baked
  • 10 Multi-Grain Wheat Thins® with 1 oz low-fat string cheese and 4 fluid ounces (fl oz) of tomato juice
  • One small baked potato topped with salsa and 1 oz low-fat cheese
  • 1 oz lean ham rolled in one whole-grain pancake

Average 30 g total carbohydrate*

  • Trail mix (example: 1 C Kashi® Heart to Heart® Cereal, 2 Tbsp dried cranberries, ¼ C almonds)
  • Whole-wheat tortilla filled with ½ C low-fat refried beans, 1 oz low-fat cheddar cheese, and salsa, and heated in microwave
  • One half banana and 1 Tbsp peanut butter placed and rolled in whole-wheat tortilla
  • ½ C whole-grain cereal with ½ C skim milk
  • 1 C sugar-free, fat-free yogurt, topped with ¼ C Fiber One® or Grape-Nuts
  • One Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Waffle, dipped  in ½ C Mott’s® Healthy Harvest Sauce (applesauce)
  • ½ C fruit blended with 1 C low-fat, sugar-free yogurt and 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Nachos made with eight Baked Snyder’s® of Hanover MultiGrain Tortilla Chips, 1 oz cheese, and salsa
  • ½ C Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Baked Snack Crackers Made With Whole Grain and a medium apple
  • Whole-wheat tortilla, topped with ½ C apples and low-fat cheddar, and then heated in microwave
  • 9 oz angel food cake or reduced-fat biscuit with 1 C strawberries
  • One small baked sweet potato, topped with ½ C pineapple tidbits
  • One small baked potato, topped with ½ C bean chili
  • 3 C low-fat popcorn with 2 Tbsp nuts and 1 C sugar-free hot cocoa

Remember that Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine’s healthy mix and low carb menus are great for managing diabetes. With a low glycemic index, low sodium, and low sugar levels, our meals provide balanced nutrition, convenient eating, and delicious flavors. Try it today and receive 10% OFF your first order with promo code BLOG 10!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s