Healthy Snacks for To Keep Blood Sugar Under Control
Healthy Snacks for To Keep Blood Sugar Under Control

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 10% of Americans have diabetes, while another 35% have prediabetes. Of those with the disease, 20% are undiagnosed. So it’s a good bet that eating to manage or prevent diabetes should be a concern of everyone. For many, the big downfall in their dietary day is snack time.

However, snacking can actually help your health if you choose the right foods. Here’s a list of some foods that are great for those with diabetes or those trying to avoid the disease.

Sweet Tooth Snacks:

  • Yogurt with berries
  • Apples with peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese with fresh fruit
  • Protein bars (check for sugar content)
  • Chia seed pudding
  • Energy balls
  • Low or no-sugar dark hot chocolate mix
  • Oatmeal and berries
  • Whole-grain waffles with vanilla yogurt and cinnamon
  • Frozen juice bars
  • PB&J on English muffin
  • Strawberries with dark chocolate dip
  • Brownie batter hummus with graham crackers
  • Gelatin and low-fat whipped cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Nut butter on whole-grain toast
  • Homemade granola
  • Ricotta cheese with dark chocolate chips
  • Kale smoothie
  • Roasted pears and yogurt dip
  • Frozen banana “nice cream”
  • Frozen cherry-almond milk shake with dark chocolate drizzle

Savory Cravings:

  • Air fryer veggie crisps
  • Homemade snack mix: walnuts, almonds, popcorn and pretzels with ranch flavoring
  • Air fryer sweet potato fries
  • Low-sodium soup
  • Brown rice cakes with hummus
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Baked potato with plain nonfat yogurt
  • Deviled eggs
  • Guacamole with whole-wheat tortilla crisps
  • Flavored pumpkin seeds
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Baked cheese crisps with veggie sticks
  • Sliced mini peppers with low-fat garden dip
  • Broiled tomatoes and mozzarella
  • Edamame
  • Trail mix
  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Hummus with raw veggie sticks
  • Baked potato chips with salsa
  • Black bean salad
  • Avocado with whole wheat toast
  • Low-sodium beef sticks
  • Roasted chickpeas (easy air fryer snack)
  • Turkey roll-ups on whole-grain tortillas
  • Whole-grain crackers with cheese
  • Tuna salad on whole wheat
  • Air popped popcorn