What is an ideal evening snack for someone with diabetes?

Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics

For best blood sugar control it is good to have a night time snack that is nutrient rich and carries complex carbohydrates along with protein and fiber.

 I suggest looking for a snack around 15 grams of carbohydrates and then making sure it is a good source of fiber and protein such as wheat crackers and string cheese, apple and peanut butter, cottage cheese and berries, nuts and a piece of fruit, yogurt and almonds, or a small glass of milk with some high fiber cereal just to name a few examples.

Good evening snacks for people with diabetes are foods that are low in carbs and also have some fiber. Examples include cottage cheese and berries; whole wheat crackers and natural peanut butter; a pear with a handful of almonds; or hummus and raw veggies.

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