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Homeschoolmomto2 03-03-2011 06:58 PM

snack foods?
 
What are your favorite inbetween meal snacks that are diabetic friendly?

fatmad 03-03-2011 09:57 PM

I avoid the carbs. So veggies with dip, (NAS ranch, NAS blue cheese, summer fresh asiago and artichoke dip etc) is a big favourite. I really old white cheddar cheese is also good, v low carb, and little effect on blood sugars.

mamaduck 03-03-2011 10:53 PM

I'm so new at this...and still learning from everyone, but the last few days, STRING CHEESE has really helped me keep my blood sugar level in the right range.

pattygirl63 03-03-2011 11:16 PM

I get 0 carb sandwich meat called Hormel Natural Choice Deli Smoked ham no additives and roll it up with lettuce (not enough lettuce to count any carb. Sometimes take cheese stick and roll it up with the sandwich meat. There is a new cheese stick put out by Sargento that is Pavilone and Mozzerella that is 0 carbs. These make nice 0 carb snack.

Ruthxxx 03-04-2011 09:19 AM

I do eat carbs in moderation. I don't snack unless I'm hungry and then it's usually half an apple, some grapes, hummus with veggie sticks or some V8 with a Baby Bel cheese.
I really don't believe in "snacking" since it's what got me to 232 pounds! On the other hand, I know it's sometimes needed to stabilize BGL swings.

Homeschoolmomto2 03-05-2011 06:10 PM

Thank you. I am trying to stay away from carbs and those are great ideas. I am newly diagnosed and am sitting here thinking wow, usually I grab a handfull or two of goldfish and snack with my kids. I just gave them some and looked at the carb amount. not good.

MapleLeaf 03-05-2011 08:02 PM

A couple handfuls of cashews or almonds can sometimes satisfy that desire for a salty snack. :) Nuts are pretty low carb, as long as you don't go overboard. They're high in fat but it's heart-healthy fat at least!

Homeschoolmomto2 03-05-2011 11:00 PM

Thanks. Nuts. I had no idea. So much learning to do

mamaduck 03-05-2011 11:58 PM

Popcorn is good, too, if you need that salty taste.

butterflymama 05-10-2011 12:59 PM

Kale chips if your looking for salty and crunchy....mmmmmm

my other go to's for snacks are

Half an apple with .5-1 oz of walnuts or cheese
Cheese sticks
Turkey pepperette (however these do have nitrates :(
1/2 grilled chicken breast (I will cook up a bunch at the beginning of the week and put them in the fridge)
Hard boiled eggs
Veggies and dip or hummus
Sometimes a nut delight bar or a lunabar (these do have carbs but a reasonable amount 10-15g and protein)

Basically if I am going to have fruit I have nuts or cheese with it.

synger 05-12-2011 12:53 PM

  • a measured serving of nuts (or I go overboard) or a spoonful of peanut butter
  • a slice of cheese or string cheese or Mexican fried cheese
  • a couple spoonsful of cottage cheese
  • salad greens (or shredded cabbage) with a bit of full-fat dressing
  • hard cooked egg or deviled/curried eggs
  • roast turkey or roast beef spread with cream cheese and wrapped around a dill pickle spear
  • veggies w/dip
  • pork rinds w/dip
  • some olives and pepperoni slices
  • a cup of hot tea with a bit of heavy cream
  • cheese squares placed on parchment paper and microwaved for a minute or two (makes wonderful cheese "crackers"!)

Basically, anything that will keep me going until the next meal without raising my BG too much.

Ddonna 10-13-2011 12:21 AM

Weird sounding but my recent snack is a slice of apple with peanut butter. It's really a good tasting combination! Depending on the time of day I eat it I have not had much of a BG spike from this.

chipper15173 10-20-2011 10:23 AM

cut up an apple mix in 2 packets of splenda, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and about 10 squirts of butter. heat in microwave for 2 minutes. taste like apple pie. you could also add a dannon light pineapple/coconut yogurt after you cook it. mix it all up. DH does this for his ice cream topping.

babygurl12 11-06-2011 02:08 AM

Well I hardly eat anack but when i do eat a snack here is somethings I eat:

Applesauce
Fruit cocktail
Banana
Grapes
Yogurt
Wheat thins (be careful cus if you are on a low Carb diet these might be for u cus they have 27g of Carb but my carbs intake is 160g a day so I don't go over).
And i sometimes drink a cup of cranberry juice.

But you have to do what best for u.

Ruthxxx 11-06-2011 07:12 AM

This is an old thread and the OP has not been online since March 5. I am closing it and will move it to a sticky since there are some good ideas here.


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