Best Snacks for Diabetics with 10 to 20 Grams Carb

Best Snacks for Diabetics with 10 to 20 Grams Carb


We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Best Snacks for Diabetics with 10 to 20 Grams Carb

, Best Snacks for Diabetics with 10 to 20 Grams CarbPlanning snacks for diabetes management is important, because we keep on munching snacks and consume lots of calorie (carbohydrates) through eating snacks. A serving of snacks should be less than 150 calorie, the less the better. So plan well to select healthy snacks, if you are diabetic, keeping in mind the calorie limit of below 150 calorie per serving.

It is important to keep in mind certain facts regarding snacks before you eat your snacks. Keep in mind the following important tips:

  1. Never forget to count (add) the calories you are getting from snacks, while making your meal plan.
  2. Know the portion size as well as calorie the portion size has before consuming every portion/serving of snacks
  3. Always keep some of the healthy snacks readily available, so that you do not get tempted to eat unhealthy snacks, when you are hungry
  4. It is important to have snacks in dining table and avoid having snacks in front of TV, because having snacks while watching TV or a movie makes it difficult to control the quantity you are eating

Here are some of the best snacks you can have if you are diabetic, which contain 10 to 20 grams of carbohydrate per serving:

  • Half a cup of almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts or other healthy nuts
  • One cup of noodles with vegetables (such as tomato, cauliflower, cabbage etc.)
  • An average size guava
  • An apple or an orange or grapefruit
  • A bowl of fruit salad
  • A small bowl of wheat crackers with cheese
  • A bowl or two fresh vegetable salad (green peppers, carrots, broccoli, cucumber, celery, cabbage etc. made into small pieces and sprinkled with black pepper and little salt to taste)
  • Half cup of fresh fruit with cottage cheese
  • One boiled egg with a small rice cake
  • Half sandwich (whole wheat bread with vegetables or chicken or fish or meat such as mutton, pork, beef)
  • Half cup of whole grain with approximately half cup of fat free milk

The snacks mentioned here contain approximately 60-120 calories, as they contain fats and proteins other than 10-20 grams of carbohydrates, per serving/portion. Do not forget to calculate the calorie and deduct it from you major meals of the day while making meal plan. Not doing so will result in higher calorie intake and cause failure to control blood sugar and diabetes management. Avoid taking fruit juice or any other energy drinks along with snacks, instead take plain water while taking snacks.

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