I would like some good tips on snacks...

Grandma Dena
By Grandma Dena Latest Reply 2013-01-11 14:16:18 -0600
Started 2011-05-07 15:36:55 -0500

I know some fruits are good, but I also usually like crunchy stuff


41 replies

MoeGig
MoeGig 2012-06-18 18:24:27 -0500 Report

Sorry, dried fruit will definitely spike your blood sugar. Maybe cranberries are less than other fruit, but if you want it, just cover with insulin. I think the better alternative is to eat the real fruit…apples, oranges, etc. The rule I follow is "eat the fruit, don't drink the juice". For snacks, I like cheese, olives, nuts, and a small number of chips or crackers that have negligible carbs. etc. Popcorn is especially beneficial, and I don't spare the melted butter and salt.

jladytiger1979
jladytiger1979 2011-07-11 18:31:51 -0500 Report

Fruit is good this time of year. Cocoa roast almonds are delicious & low carb! Craisens, wheat thins, motts mixed berry applesauce

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-12 08:29:59 -0500 Report

How could I forget about the cocoa roast almonds?…they also have a no-sugar cinnamon coated almonds…so many good choices with so few carbs! Heaven!

jladytiger1979
jladytiger1979 2011-07-12 08:35:09 -0500 Report

Ha ha!! They are my wonderful little chocolate indulgence so I done blow the carbs!! Mmmmmm! I hear cinnamon is good too but I have to be super limited cause it aggravates my colitis! :-(

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-11 15:43:22 -0500 Report

Nuts!…smoked almonds are a favorite of mine. Carb values are generally low…lots lower than fruit. I eat them plain or chop them up and put them on a dinner salad. Also, all natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salt) is a staple of my diet. A special treat is a square of good dark chocolate with a spoonful of natural peanut butter on top! YUMMMM!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-11 18:23:50 -0500 Report

I just found wasabi & soy almonds and they are great! The heat keeps me from eating too many and the flavor makes them fun.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-12 09:25:19 -0500 Report

I tried some wasabi seasoned macadamias but wouldn't buy them again… not liking them made them last longer…may be a new diet strategy???? Isn't it wonderful that we have so many choices now?

debmauldin
debmauldin 2011-07-11 09:20:52 -0500 Report

I like crunchy stuff too. I usually eat some almonds when I get a crucnchy craving. They are good to sliver and add to fruit salads.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-07-11 06:22:05 -0500 Report

popcorn 100 cal bags, berries, yogurt cheese,turkey or beef sticks,i eat dried fruits that don't have sugar added to them.like raisians ,apricots, dates, prunes,easy on the go snacks. blueberries cranberries these dried fruits have sugar added to them .watchout for cashews are consired a bad carb pitachios are bad carb too needed to be counted a half carb choice. anything with 8 grams carbs or more per serving are considered bad carbs.

majikinfl
majikinfl 2011-05-26 12:57:00 -0500 Report

"Gold Fish" crackers, tasty and baked so less fat. Celery with a little Peanut Butter works for me. Carrots work well also. IF you like nuts, unsalted are best, sea salt next…Almonds, English walnuts, Pecans or Hazelnuts seem to be mentioned more than other nuts in some of the food lists I have been able to find. Planters has sea salt almonds in individual bags. I try to keep a couple on hand for car trips. IF you like, add a little granola to no sugar added apple sauce, low fat yogurt and even low fat/sugar free ice cream. Those are my choices when a craving hits.

Allhoney61
Allhoney61 2011-05-26 11:54:56 -0500 Report

I hate pretzels but I find myself snacking on mainly nuts (got different kinds to add variety). Not sure if its good for me but I also like chex mix. I eat fruit occasionally too. I'm new to this so I don't really know as much I neeed to.

ravenmoon33
ravenmoon33 2011-05-26 04:09:04 -0500 Report

When snacking if I have to snack on a carb (like an apple) i try to add some protein (i.e. peanut butter). This seems to help prevent spikes because of the way the carbs are digested when eaten with protein. Nuts are a great snack in moderation. I limit my amounts because of the high fat content. Also wanna watch sodium contents of most snacks.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-07-11 06:09:58 -0500 Report

nuts are a good fat.some nuts like walnuts almonds can actually lower your cholesterol.still within reasonable mounts you should eat them

Somoca
Somoca 2011-05-25 14:53:22 -0500 Report

In my Opinion, you can't beat trail mix, sesame pretzels, nuts, choco chips, yogurt raisins, heck, now I want a snack…lol anyway this is what I eat when I have to have that snack :D

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-11 15:49:18 -0500 Report

Raisins are good to treat a low blood sugar but I can't use them as a snack…they just make my blood sugar too high. One cup of raisins has 115 grams of carbs…YIKES! (Granted, one cup is a lot of raisins.) One cup of sliced fresh strawberries is only 13 grams of carb..YUMMM!…all fruit is not created equal!

PBARBIERI
PBARBIERI 2011-05-25 16:02:34 -0500 Report

I LIKE TRAIL MIX BUT HAVE FOUND THAT IT TENDS TO RAISE MY BLOOD SUGAR TOO MUCH. SO IF I REALLY NEED A SNACK I WILL MUCH ON PORK CRACKLINGS WHICH ARE SUGAR AND CHOLESTROL FREE. OR I WILL HAVE AN APPLE OR SOME GRAPES (NOT ALOT OF THOSE EITHER). SUNFLOWER SEEDS, PUMPKIN SEEDS, AND TOMATOES ARE GOOD FOR SNACKING ON TOO.

Kirla
Kirla 2011-05-08 10:56:17 -0500 Report

For snacks I eat sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cheese, celery with blue cheese dip, pickles, cucumbers, chicken wings, soy flour pancakes, soy flour waffles, soy flour carrot/chocolate cake and soy flour pumpkin bread. Sometimes will snack on leftover chicken, beef, pork or a hard-boiled egg. Homemade low carb ice cream made with greek yogurt, protein powder and nut milk.

Good luck
Kevin
http://kirla.wordpress.com/

Eileen1983
Eileen1983 2011-05-25 15:10:08 -0500 Report

what if you are allergic to soy products is there an alternitive?

PBARBIERI
PBARBIERI 2011-05-25 16:00:07 -0500 Report

IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SOY PRODUCTS LOOK FOR STUFF THAT IS GLUTEN FREE. I GO TO CHURCH WITH A LADY THAT CAN'T HAVE SOY AND ALL HER STUFF SHE EATS IS GLUTEN FREE. IT IS A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE, BUT I UNDERSTAND IT IS HEALTHIER FOR YOU.

Kinn D.
Kinn D. 2011-07-11 16:23:06 -0500 Report

I am very allergic to soy. I always have been since I was I baby. Gluten free is good for diabetics for some reason. They seem to have recently done a study and a bunch of diabetics are allergic to gluten products.

Shamia_Swanks
Shamia_Swanks 2011-05-25 15:04:34 -0500 Report

Is soy flour low in carbs?

PBARBIERI
PBARBIERI 2011-05-25 16:07:30 -0500 Report

THE NUTRITIONAL FACTS ON SOY FLOUR IS AS FOLLOWS: PER 1 CUP, 346 CALLORIES, 1g TOTAL fAT, 0 CHOLESTROL, 21mg SODIU, 40g CARBS OF WHICH 18g DIETARY FIBER AND 20g SUGAR, 49g PROTIEN. AND ACCORDING TO MY DIABETIC DOCTOR THE TOTAL CARBS WOULD ONLY BE 22g CAUSE YOU ACTUALLY DEDUCT THE DIETARY FIBER FROM THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CARBS.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-05-07 22:49:53 -0500 Report

Baby carrots dipped in Hummus! If you never have tried it, give it a go. Garlic and roasted pepper humus is great. The pepper one is not hot. Its roasted sweet red peppers

Grandma Dena
Grandma Dena 2011-05-08 11:33:44 -0500 Report

are carrots ok to eat, I thought they had a lot of sugar

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-08 23:51:50 -0500 Report

Some people can eat them with no spikes. Others have trouble with them. I am one of the lucky ones. I love carrots and they do not mess up my BG readings.
Broccoli, raddish, cucumbers, and jicama are also good crunchy snacks.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-07 19:30:42 -0500 Report

Nuts,help me lot
A slice of ham from a real ham
cheese low carb typ
Hope this helps
best wishes
Harlen

Somoca
Somoca 2011-05-25 14:54:20 -0500 Report

Harlen, you mentioned ham and my BP just went up lol..I love it but my pressure doesn't .

Harlen
Harlen 2011-05-25 20:07:09 -0500 Report

It is a smoke cures Ham no salt weeeeeee and they are good very very good
I love good ham
Harlen