What is a snack mix for people with diabetes?

Go nuts for this easy, crunchy snack mix! This recipe uses two types of healthy nuts: Macadamia nuts are high in monounsaturated fats, which are good for your heart. And almonds are a rich source of fiber, which can help to keep blood glucose levels stable.

On-the-Go Snack Mix


1/2 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
1 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup whole almonds


1. In small bowl, mix all ingredients. Divide into 16 portions.
2. Store in snack size resealable bags or plastic containers.
Makes 16 servings

Calories 158
Total Carbs 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 9 g
Potassium 36.1 mg
Protein 3.9 g
Sodium 3.3 mg

Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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