Are you having a snack attack? Almost all of us do, and some snacks can really get you off track, even if you think they are “healthy.” So before the munchies strike and you head to the vending machine, be prepared with some tasty nibbles. I like a snack that multitasks: it should satisfy hunger, fuel your body, boost nutrient intake and work with your meal plan to help manage blood sugar. Click through to see some snacks to avoid and a few health-boosting choices that my clients living with diabetes enjoy. You might too! Once you’ve chosen the best snack options for yourself, keep them at the ready – measured out in the proper portions. (Learn more about portion sizes here.) Your diabetes care team can also help you fit snacks into your diet.
*All nutrient counts are estimates based on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release #25
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE*, is the author of Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week. Weisenberger is a paid contributor for The DX. All opinions contained in this article reflect those of the contributor, and not of Sanofi US, its employees, agencies, or affiliates.
*“Certified Diabetes Educator” and “CDE” are certification marks owned and registered by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). NCBDE is not affiliated in any way with Sanofi US. NCBDE does not sponsor or endorse any diabetes-related products or services.
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