- calorie-free snacks: salad greens, a cup of raw vegetables, frozen sugar-free popsicles, diet gelatin or broth.
- very-low-calorie snacks: five saltine crackers, one rice cake with a tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese or ricotta, a small fruit, one slice of lean turkey or a half-cup of sugar-free pudding.
- low-calorie snacks: a toasted English muffin with sugar-free jelly, 12 baked tortilla chips with salsa, a cup of cereal with a half-cup of nonfat milk, half a sandwich made with lean turkey, a baked apple sprinkled with cinnamon or half a banana with peanut butter.
Shawnee D. Weir, MD
- internal medicine
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2709 Blue Ridge
Raleigh, NC 27607
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- United Healthcare
- Duke Raleigh Hospital
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Baptist Health South Florida answeredA healthy snack for someone who has diabetes should be 80-150 calories (and remember that snacks count toward your total calories for the day). Here are some ideas:
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Lentils and other foods high in soluble fiber have a low glycemic load; the fiber in them delays digestion. That in turn triggers a slow, steady release of sugar and insulin into the bloodstream. And that's way better for your body -- and your diabetes risk profile -- than the sudden spikes you get from eating quickly digested, low-fiber foods like white pasta, white bread, and sugary cookies.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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