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