Snack advice needed.

Dakota Creek
By Dakota Creek Latest Reply 2012-02-03 18:13:44 -0600
Started 2012-01-16 11:29:41 -0600

Newbie here to the site but not to the illness. I have been a T2 for 4 years now was doing great until three years ago then another family member got sick so we had to move all the expenses over to his meds. But I am trying to get back on track I take Met once a day(suppose to be twice) with Glipizide. I don't check my BS levels because I know they are high. But my question is I need some ideas on a good protein snack. On the nights that I don't work I sit and watch TV and eat anything in sight whether it is good for me or not. So I figure if I had some good high protein snack it would be better to eat those instead of chips or sweets. Also I am addicted to candy can't seem to stop eating it and even have it hidden in my house so nobody knows I have it. Any help would be appreciated.

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Dakota Creek
Dakota Creek 2012-01-17 11:10:36 -0600 Report

Thanks for all the advise it's nice to finally have someone who knows what you are going through. Is there any else besides Yogurt that is one thing every one mentions but I have never been able to stand the taste of it fruit flavored or not.

Caroltoo 2012-01-16 21:35:37 -0600 Report

I could graze all day without really trying, so I do try to have a variety of healthy snacks. I'm not on medications, so occasionally this takes the place of a meal.

Mozzarella cheese sticks, almonds, walnuts, hummus, carrots, celery, babaganoush (sp?), thinly sliced fresh turkey, chicken, or rare roast beef, any cooked vegetables left over from my last meal, freshly cooked vegetable soup, apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, papaya, greek yogurt w/pomegranite flavoring or vanilla greek yogurt with any fresh fruit (sometimes I just drop blackberries on top), a little bit of swiss cheese, hard boiled eggs, glass of iced water with juice of one lemon, fresh cooked sliced beets, popcorn, iced tea with lemon, and the occasional square of really very dark chocolate (80% or above).

jayabee52 2012-01-16 13:28:02 -0600 Report

Howdy Lisa! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you qualify for this "little party" but since you do I am glad you are here.

You can also make some hard boiled eggs. they are full of good protein and have some other good nutrition features too. And eggs have gotten a bad rap from some quarters because of Cholesterol but eating cholesterol does not raise one's cholesterol. Certain types of carbs do. Please read this article here ~ ~

Hard boiled eggs also have another advantage, you have to peel them out of their shells so that might slow down your eating them (unless you buy and use those "eggies" that are sold on TV)

I eat at least 2 eggs a day for breakfast. I don't spend much time watching TV. (I do spend most of my time on DC) but if I did I'd probably eat some hard boiled eggs as a snack.

BTW: if you have your blood glucose (BG) levels well contolled it is OK to have a square of dark chocolate from time to time. It keeps me from feeling deprived and going hog-wild on stuff which is not good for me.

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-16 22:55:50 -0600 Report

James I just saw on the news that now studies show that egg yolks has very little to do with causing cholesterol. I still don't eat too many of them a week. I have not seen the eggies sold on tv and I watch tv everyday. I must look for it.

Caroltoo 2012-01-16 21:58:18 -0600 Report

Thanks for the information on cholesterol. Eggs were one of the foods my doctor suggested giving up to bring mine down. I have been resisting that.

MewElla 2012-01-16 13:31:57 -0600 Report

Love boiled eggs, string cheese, greek yogurt or granola, low fat bars for quick to grab snacks!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-16 12:51:28 -0600 Report

Nuts are good for a protein snack. I am allergic to all nuts and fruits containing pits. I get sugar free hard candy at Walgreens because I love the Green Apple flavor. I don't eat a lot of candy because sugar free candy contains sugar alcohol. I make sugar free pudding or buy the sugar free pudding or jello packs and one will kill my sweet tooth. I also buy no sugar added/sugar free apple pie, Pound cake made with soy flour and milk and sugar free blueberry muffins at the Amish Market. Fruits make their own natural sugar so the sweetness is enough for me. I find it has no effect on my blood sugar levels. However, please test daily and take your meds correctly. Once you are in control you can add something sweet. I am T2 also and on Met 1 a day. I can have a real sweet now and then as a treat. Good Luck

byrun 2012-01-16 11:44:06 -0600 Report

I have substituted nuts for the candy I used to consume. I still have a nasty sweet tooth but this works for me, most of the time.

Nick1962 2012-01-16 13:40:54 -0600 Report

Yup, mee too. Nuts (unsalted), sunflower seeds, pistacios are my "go to" snack at home and work.

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