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4 Healthy Snack Recipes To Manage Diabetes, According To A Dietitian — Don’t Eat This That

4 Healthy Snack Recipes To Manage Diabetes, According To A Dietitian — Don't Eat This That

Snacks are not an essential part of a meal plan; however, they can certainly be built into your day if needed. Limiting snacks can be a good start if you’re trying to cut calories or lose weight. Usually, people with diabetes can choose up to three snacks per day. Snacks should be inserted if you sit too long between meals or if you notice your blood sugar dropping for a certain amount of time each day.

When choosing snacks for diabetes, they should be high in fiber, protein and/or healthy fats, which will help you feel full. Examples include hummus and carrots or edamame. Including non-starchy vegetables in your snack is a great way to add more fiber and more servings of vegetables. If you choose a carbohydrate food as a snack, such as whole-grain crackers or fruit, combine it with high-protein foods or healthy fats such as cheese or nut butter to reduce the effect of the carbohydrates on your blood sugar.

Below are four snacks that are perfect for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels in check. Read on, and to learn more about how to eat healthily, don’t miss the 5 Best Fruits to Eat If You Have Diabetes, Dietitian Says.

The following recipes are taken from: Diabetes Make Your Plate Meal Prep Cookbook by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND. Photos by Alison Lima. Used with permission from Robert Rose Books. All rights reserved.

Vegetable croquettes
Alison Lima

Croquettes are vegetable patties that are fried in a small amount of oil. This version uses potatoes, carts, onion, and celery and may be tasty. Serve with a spoonful of low-fat Greek yogurt for dipping.

Get the recipe for Vegetable Croquettes.

whipped cottage cheese with berries and pistachioswhipped cottage cheese with berries and pistachios
Alison Lima

Cottage cheese is an underrated dairy product, but I get it — some people don’t like the texture of it. This recipe throws your cottage cheese in the blender and the result is smooth, creamy and filled with protein and calcium. Top it off with sugar-free maple syrup, fresh fruit and nuts, and you’ve got a winning combination.

Get the recipe for Whipped Cottage Cheese with Berries and Pistachios.

orange creamsicle chia puddingorange creamsicle chia pudding
Alison Lima

Chia seeds have a mild flavor, so when you add bold flavors like orange and vanilla, they really stand out. When mixed with milk or water, chia seeds swell (or gelatinize), and overnight that mixture turns into a pudding. Whip up this recipe for 5 people on Sunday evening and enjoy a pudding snack any day of the week.

Get the recipe for Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding.

carrot cake energy bitescarrot cake energy bites
Alison Lima

Snacks or balls are easy to whip together, which makes them ideal for meal prep. They are easy to carry and do not require heating. These snacks include a variety of foods — dates, almond butter, walnuts, carrots, raisins, and coconut flakes — to balance it out and make them more satisfying.

Get the recipe for Carrot Cake Energy Bites.

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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

Toby Amidor is an award-winning dietitian and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author who believes that healthy and healthy can also be tasty and delicious. read more