Having some easy go-to snack ideas is very important for diabetics. And this is very useful when you want to have a snack to help in balancing your blood sugar. Or for when you feel peckish. The good thing is, all these recipes are easy to make and so your snack will be ready in a matter of minutes!
1. Bowl Of Greens
A bowl of greens can be eaten by everyone. The best part? You can have it any time during the day. In addition, it will provide your body with lots of vitamins and minerals. Also, it helps reduce the risk of you getting cancer or heart diseases.
2. Egg Muffins
This quick, healthy diabetes-friendly snack can be made by mixing eggs and veggies together then use a muffin tin to bake them.
Egg muffins are rich in egg protein and veggies provide the body with lots of fiber. Consuming these muffins will help stabilize your sugar levels.
You can also try mixing bell peppers, onion, spinach with eggs, add seasonings then enjoy this with hot sauce.
3. Veggie Slices
There are many yet delicious ways for you to enjoy your raw veggie slices.
You could pair raw veggies with hummus, or splash olive oil and some balsamic vinegar dressing. Please note, the veggies used will determine the carb count in your meal.
4. Pickled Foods
Consider eating fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut when you crave something salty. By consuming these foods, you will help improve your gut health, thanks to high probiotics (good bacteria) concentration found in fermented foods.
Although sauerkraut, traditional pickles, pickled carrots, and cauliflower have a fairly low carb count, avoid eating them regularly. More so when your doctor advises you on controlling your sodium intake.
Avocados will help you control your blood sugar levels. And because avocados have high fiber content and monounsaturated fatty acids, they are quick food for a diabetic. In addition, these nutrients can help prevent blood sugar levels in your body from spiking after a meal.
You can either eat plain avocados or make a dip such as guacamole. To prepare Guacamole, mix tomatoes, avocados, some red onion, and some soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt. You can take this with veggies or low carb chips. One serving of guacamole contains about 10 grams of carbohydrate content.
6. Peanut Butter on Celery
This is a quick snack that will set you back 4g of carbohydrates. By having a medium celery stalk paired with one tablespoon of peanut butter is rather satisfying. And between the fiber in the celery and healthy fats in the peanut butter, you are likely to stay full for several hours. Better yet, you’ll notice that you don’t snack mindlessly once you’ve consumed this power combo.
With quick go-to diabetic friendly recipes, you’ll find that you have many easy snacks options that you can make and enjoy even when you are on-the-go.
But remember to always pick foods that have a high fiber and protein content plus some healthy fats. This is because all these nutrients support healthy blood sugar levels in the body.