Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My List of Diabetic Friendly Snacks!

My husband is a youth pastor at a local church and I constantly have people who are newly diagnosed come up to me on Sundays and ask, "What can I eat? What can I snack on?"

I've made a list of snacks that I like... (keyword "I") printed them on index cards so I can hand them out and hopefully people can find a few things to springboard their own snack ideas off of. I also found some of these ideas from a social network for people with diabetes that I belong to called TuDiabetes. It's a REALLY helpful resource. :)

Celery dipped in hummus, cream cheese, or peanut butter

Any type of veggie dipped in ranch dressing

Blueberries

Apples with peanut butter

Cooked, cut up chicken, wrapped in a big fat Romaine lettuce leaf with a little dressing

Low Carb yogurt (plain with a little sweetener or fruit, or a dab of honey, Greek Yogurt)

Cottage cheese (THE MOST DIABETIC FRIENDLY FOOD EVER!)

Low Carb: Mini cucumber sandwiches (cream cheese in between two cucumber slices)
Higher Carb Variation: Cucumber cut up on whole wheat bread with cream cheese

Turkey Pepperoni

Trail Mix (peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, raisins, M&Ms)
(Watch out for those carbs, but a good mix of carbs and protein before a workout!)

I would love to add to this list! Leave your favorite snacks in a comment!

5 comments:

Jen said...

I love Lara Bars!!! All natural ingredients. Many flavors to choose from. Gluten free...and doesn't raise my blood sugar :)

Thanks for putting together this list!

Karen said...

Great list!!! I've added it to the D-Feast Friday link list. :)

thisiscaleb said...

These are terrific! And how wonderful for you to share these with others like you do. I am sure it provides great comfort.

Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches! This reminds me of the children's book "Bread and Jam for Breakfast", but more importantly, Caleb loves cucumbers and Caleb loves cream cheese! These should be fun for him!

Thank you!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

I made the cucumber sandwiches today. With and without bread. Thumbs up all around - Caleb, Colin and me all enjoyed. :)

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