Five Healthy Snacks For Diabetics As Well As For Non-Diabetics

If you are hungry and it is not yet meal time and you are diabetic, there is no need to get discouraged, thinking that your blood sugar control will be blown apart. Because, even you are diabetic, there are some healthy and really tasty snacks available for you or you can make yourself. And best part is your friends and family members, who are not diabetic will also like them and enjoy them equally. Snacks should have combination of carbs, fats and proteins (just like a meal) and should not be more than 150-200 calories. Here are five tasty and healthy snacks for diabetics (as well as for non-diabetics):ID-100300073

Homemade popcorn:

This is one you can enjoy, when you feel hungry, untimely. This is fully natural (no artificial flavor or additive) and full of fiber, which is good for diabetics. To make popcorn, add one tablespoonful of mildly flavored oil in a pot/cooker and add half cup of popcorn kernels, as a thin layer (if layer is thick, all will not pop). Add salt to taste and heat slowly and shake continuously, till most kernels are popped. To taste good, you can also add garlic powder. You can enjoy your homemade popcorns hot.

Cheese with apples:

If you are diabetic or not, fruits should be an important part of your diet chart. And apples fit just well in this chart, because it is available in most part of the world and throughout the year. Taking cheese along with fruit such as apples (or melons or berries) is a good idea, as it is low in carbohydrates. Carbs present in apples curb hunger pangs and protein in cheese help control blood sugar. Cut one apple into four parts and a piece of cheese into four parts and make four servings with a piece of apple and cheese in each serving and enjoy it.

Whole grain crackers:

Whole grain crackers such as whole wheat, rye, quinoa etc. can control blood sugar as well as control blood cholesterol. Add some cottage cheese and fruits such as grapes to make it tastier and more nutritious. When you feel hungry, take a serving of these combination.

Vegetables and yogurt dip:

Cut some fresh and raw vegetables such as carrots, celery (that can be eaten raw as salad) and take a carton of 8-ounce fresh nonfat yogurt, salt to taste, one teaspoonful fresh lemon juice, black pepper powder to taste and stir them together to prepare a healthy and tasty dip. Fresh vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber and yogurt is rich in protein. This combination can make a tasty and healthy snacks for diabetics as well as for non-diabetics.

Black bean salad:

Carbs present in black beans curb hunger pangs and protein help stabilize blood sugar (black beans are rich in carbs and proteins as well as rich in fiber). Fiber help to lower blood cholesterol. Take a can of low sodium black beans and rinse them under running water and drain well. Mix the beans with half cup chopped fresh tomatoes, half cup chopped cucumber, half cup chopped green pepper, and half cup (peeled and cubed) avocado. Add 2 teaspoonful fresh lemon juice, one clove minced fresh garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and stir them well for 2 minutes and your snack is ready.

The above mentioned five snacks are healthy and can be enjoyed by diabetics as well as non-diabetics.

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