Diabetic Snack Ideas


When hunger strikes in between meals, it's easy to quickly grab a bag of chips or cookies to satisfy your craving. But there are many healthy – and still delicious – snack options out there that will leave your appetite quenched without increasing your blood glucose levels.

Snacks that are low in carbohydrates but high in fiber and nutrients are essential for diabetics as they will help to sustain energy until the next meal. It is also important to consider portion size when picking a snack and to find foods that will provide the most energy with the least amount of calories.

Here are some quick and easy snack ideas to support a healthy lifestyle.

Low-Carb Snack Ideas

Grab-and-Go Snacks

  • 1-3 cups light popcorn
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds or other nuts
  • 1 small pear and 1 cheese stick

Homemade Snacks

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter spread on 3 celery sticks (or 2 rice cakes)
  • 5 cherry tomatoes (or 1 cup cucumber slices) dipped into 1 tbsp light ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup fruit mixed in 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup tuna salad spread on 4 saltines crackers (or rye crisps)
  • 1 tbsp cranberries or raspberries, 1 tbsp toasted almonds (or other nuts) mixed into 6 ounces plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 peeled avocado, mashed and spread onto a slice of whole grain bread and topped with tomato slices
  • Half of a banana dipped into 1/2 ounce melted dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of red sweet pepper or carrots sticks dipped into 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 2 tbsp hummus spread onto a small, low-carb tortilla. Top with 1/4 of a red sweet pepper, sliced, and 4 chopped cherry tomatoes. Roll up and cut into 1-inch slices.


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