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What can I eat with fruit as a snack if I have diabetes?

Try topping your fruit with cinnamon (which has been shown in some studies to help lower blood sugar levels). Natural almond butter is delicious, and a great alternative to peanut butter. Add unsalted nuts including walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and Brazil nuts to your snack list which will increase your protein and fiber intake. You can also try some fresh cut up veggies (such as red pepper or cucumbers) dipped in hummus or homemade bean dip. Or try adding a hard boiled egg to your afternoon fresh fruit snack for a healthy protein boost.
Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics

Any type of protein would be a great combination with fruit. This will stabilize your blood sugars. For a snack be sure the fruit choice is not over 15 grams of carbohydrates. Some good protein options to go with your fruit are:

  • low-fat string cheese
  • peanut butter
  • handful of unsalted nuts
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

Work with a Registered Dietitian to get appropriate snacks for your lifestyle.

 


 

 

 

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