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Oct
06
Here are some diabetic-friendly snacks
By Chef LaLa



  1. Mixed Nuts: A small portion of unsalted mixed nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews provides healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep you feeling full and stabilize blood sugar.




  2. Greek Yogurt: Opt for plain, low-fat Greek yogurt, which is high in protein and lower in carbohydrates compared to flavored varieties. Add a sprinkle of berries or a drizzle of honey for natural sweetness.




  3. Hummus and Veggies: Enjoy fresh, crunchy vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips with a serving of hummus for a satisfying and fiber-rich snack.




  4. String Cheese: A stick of low-fat string cheese is a convenient and portion-controlled snack that provides protein and calcium.




  5. Hard-Boiled Eggs: Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein and healthy fats. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper for flavor.




  6. Avocado: Half an avocado provides healthy fats, fiber, and essential nutrients. You can enjoy it sliced or mashed on whole-grain toast or with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.




  7. Berries: Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are low in sugar and high in antioxidants and fiber. Enjoy them fresh or add them to yogurt or cottage cheese.




  8. Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is a protein-rich snack that can be paired with fruit or vegetables for extra flavor and nutrients.




  9. Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella: Cherry tomatoes paired with small mozzarella cheese balls and a drizzle of olive oil make a tasty and satisfying snack.




  10. Celery and Peanut Butter: Opt for natural peanut or almond butter and spread it on celery sticks. This combination provides protein and healthy fats.




  11. Edamame: Steamed edamame (young soybeans) is a protein-packed snack that can be sprinkled with a little sea salt for flavor.




  12. Yogurt Parfait: Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries and a sprinkle of chopped nuts for a balanced and delicious snack.




  13. Popcorn: Air-popped popcorn is a whole grain and can be a low-calorie and satisfying snack. Just be mindful of portion size and avoid adding excessive butter or salt.




  14. Chia Pudding: Mix chia seeds with unsweetened almond milk and a touch of vanilla extract. Let it sit in the fridge to thicken, then top with berries for a tasty, fiber-rich treat.




  15. Roasted Chickpeas: Season chickpeas with your favorite spices and roast them in the oven for a crunchy, protein-rich snack.




Remember to monitor portion sizes and choose snacks that align with your individual dietary needs and blood sugar goals. It's also a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized guidance on managing diabetes through your diet. call or text today Chef Nourish 323-909-8933 to customize your meal plan