What's Your favorite Diabetic Snack?

I have been having a real tough time find snacks during the day that won’t send my levels through the roof. I am also kind of a picky eater so it makes it that much harder to find something that is good for me and I enjoy. I know that I could always compensate with insulin but I would like to keep that to a minimum. So, I post this question out to everyone:

What is your Favorite Snack food?
Nutritional info
Prep Time
Any other info

Looking forward to getting a lot of ideas from everyone so please post what you like.

  • Chris

Hi Chris:)
I like to grab some Hummus and celery sticks. I have no idea the nutritional value.
Here is my recipe:
1 15 oz can of chick peas
1 15 oz can of blackbeans
1/2 cup of sour cream
Whatever seasonings you like for tacos:) or
1 envelope of taco seasoning :slight_smile: your choice of brand:)
Rinse all the beans and place in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Grab your celery sticks and munch:) ( sometimes I add cayene(sp) pepper or hot pepper juice to get more spice in… I love hot-n-spicy) By the way, I’ve even used sliced apple wedges! Yummy!

Another in the soon-to-be-long list of veggie dips, I like a dip made out of peanut butter, soy sauce, and lemon juice. I flavor it with garlic or tabasco. My favorite veggies to dip are red bell peppers and jicama.

Thanks, I have never had hummus. I may have to give that a try. I will definately add that to my recipe website. Keep them coming. I hope to get so many that I can’t choose which snack to have.

  • Chris

i love a simple dill dip. made with sour cream, mayo, dill weed, and onion powder. good stuffs.

Yes, Jicama! Yum! I fix mine by slicing it into french-fry shapes, squeezing several limes over it, and sprinkling it with salt + powdered chipotle… then I stick it into the fridge until it’s really cold & snack away. It’s also great to dip in homemade guacamole or salsa.

Mollyjade, would you post what proportions you mix your ingredients? That sounds great, I’d love to try it.

I am loving the dip ideas but looking for other things as well. anyone have any snacks that aren’t dips?

Nuts. I like the Wasabi Soy almonds from Blue Diamond. I also find berries are pretty easy on my blood sugar, so I snack on those pretty often. When I bake herb chicken breasts we’ll bake several extra, and then slice them up and microwave them for snacks for the next few days.

I also like slices of zucchini frittata… they’re great cold. For a sweet treat, Emerald Pecan Pie glazed pecans only have about 10g carb per ounce, but taste really sugary.

For some of my more d-friendly recipes, go here… And be sure you check out the chocolate cake! 16g for a BIG piece and it is SOOOO good.

Best of luck finding yummy snacks.

That looks really good. I have added it to my recipe website along with the Mexican chicken Parmesan

I think I usually cut the recipe in half, but what I have written down is:
1/3 c peanut butter
1/4 c lemon juice
1/4 t soy sauce
2 T chili sauce
dash cayenne pepper

Sometimes I use a few shakes of tabasco or a minced clove of garlic instead of chili sauce.

I love those almonds. And because they’re spicy, you can’t eat too many at one time.

i eat chickpeas which are not blended into hummus. basically take a handful, and steam them so they they are softened, but still firm. you can sprinkle some salt over them before you start steaming them for added flavour, but i don’t like to eat things which are very salty and i use as little as possible. this is a pretty asian snack, i’ve seen it being sold by street vendors in malaysia and singapore, and there’s barely any fat content besides that which is already present in the chickpeas.

I am also a picky eater, so i understand. it can be hard. here are a few things i have found.

breyer’s makes carb smart ice cream and ice cream bars. both of which is pretty good. i love the ice cream bars. and there is only 9g of carbs in one bar. not sure of the ice cream off the top of my head. i also try to keep cooked cut-up chicken in the fridge. wrap some of that up in lettuce and that’s a quick snack. and then there is celery with either peanut butter or my favorite… cream cheese. all good, quick, easy and liked by most.

Happy snackin’

Thanks for all the replies. I definitely see a trend here. So I am going to change things up a little. What is the most unique snack that you like to snack on. If you don’t have one, stick with your favorite, but if you have a unique one, I’m sure we would all like to hear it.

Any regular ( non-flavored ONLY ) pork rinds = ( flavored ones always have maltodextrin / dextrose …look out ! ) … spread pork rinds on a dinner plate and then spray three times over with DA VINCI sugar-free caramel flavoring. Fill a trigger spray-bottle ( dollar store item ) with the sugar-free caramel flavoring and keep it handy for really quick and crunchy snacks. The sugar-free flavorings are also available in hazlenut, vanilla and maybe others -these flavorings are often used in coffee and can sometimes be purchased in the specialty coffee area of supermarkets.

Favorite Snacks: Planter’s Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Planters Whole Cashews, Yoplait Creamy Vanilla Yogurt.

I have always been a little hesitant about Pork Rinds. they are always protrayed as a back country redneck snack (no offense) I will have to give it a try.

travis, you can have yoghurt without it sending your blood sugars through the roof? i’m a wee bit envious but yes i know everyone’s body responds differently to different foods :wink: i find that yoghurt does weird things to me and i can only have the non-sugar natural variety. even with chopped fruit in it, i don’t enjoy it. i sometimes miss my pre diabetes normal fruit flavoured yoghurt days.

Could you try a squirt of sugar-free syrup in your plain yogurt?

A slice of good cheese.

Thin slices of high quality hard salami.



Raspberries (Forunately for all three, it is berry season here in New England!)

One square of dark chocolate