Snack ideas for 1-----Help

By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2012-03-03 20:40:18 -0600
Started 2012-02-27 13:37:39 -0600

I like to snack but am unsure of what to really snack on that is safe for me. Fruits & vegies get old after a while but want something healthy. No junk food of sorts, any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have already looks at the snack section on here.

Thank you much.

41 replies

Anonymous 2012-03-01 08:25:46 -0600 Report

I don't know if you have any other health issues but there are actually lots of snacks available. Of course, nothing in excess. Popcorn is wonderful, walnuts are excellent (all nuts are!), beans (canned, rinsed and drained add fav spices and roast till dry), hard boiled eggs, pepperoni, cheeses. If you look at the Atkins diet, it was originally written FOR diabetics. Your body needs fuel to run on, just like a car. If you eat carbs, it will run on them, leaving any fat you have eaten in your system. If you stop eating carbs and eat fats it will run on the fat and it won't be absorbed into your system. My best friend lost over 100 lbs doing this and I dropped 2 sizes when I was first diagnosed with Type 2. Just a thought. Good luck and be careful about some of the recipes on this site. They are not all diabetic friendly and some are written by people who think that sugar and chocolate and candies are OK. *sigh*

berrykins0 2012-02-29 17:08:18 -0600 Report

whole wheat crackers yogurt geek kind with evaporated cane sugar which is natural sugar fruit on bottom only kind i will eat for yogurt.seeds pumpkin sunflower ones nuts peanuts chex mix with cereal and nuts and pretzels in it .cheese sticks meat sticks cottage cheese popcorn 100 cal bags.

fabmom3 2012-02-29 12:38:31 -0600 Report

depending on what you like. ROASTED GARBONZO BEANS. 1 can g.beans rinsed. mist or drizzle w/olive oil, flaver w/ favorite taco seasoning or other herbs from your shelf, roast in oven 325 degrees for 1/2 hr'ish. they become crunch and yummy.

CRISPY KALE CHIPS: clean and cut big bunch of fresh kale. cut off stalks. dry, mist/drizzle with olive oil, season with garlic salt, cumin. i love galic salt & parmasen cheese. bake 350 till crispy. leave plenty of room on baking sheet, over lapping doesn't allow them to crisp. if any left keep in a plastic bag.

my family LOVES both of these snacks.

Lizardfan 2012-02-28 15:37:08 -0600 Report

I do not eat between meals at all. If I do, I have out of range BS readings the next time I test. I eat three meals a day and only snack at bedtime. I love Laughing Cow cheese wedges, multi grain flatbread. Cottage cheese and no sugar fruit cup, or an apple and 1oz. cheddar cheese. Works for me!

Patty0057 2012-02-27 20:05:41 -0600 Report

I love pumpkin & it doesn't spike my BG. I experiment & often mix it with spices, eggbeaters & maybe a tiny bit of brown sugar. Then bake it.

tabby9146 2012-03-03 16:12:15 -0600 Report

I love pumpkin too and use it in many dishes. love to put cinnamon on things too, and there is evidence that cinnamon helps lower BS.

digitaldoorbell 2012-02-27 18:57:01 -0600 Report

I add Stevia to Greek yogurt and it's really good then. I don't want to go on a rant about artificial sweeteners, I have decided to stop using them over a year ago.

I don't know if you can deal with hard boiled eggs. Sometimes I make almond butter with cinnamon in a wheat tortilla and heat it in the microwave. It's also easy to have salad in a wheat pita with tahini sauce. It sounds like a lot, but these are around 150 to 200 calories and is low carb and keeps me full.

kaiya2465 2012-02-27 19:03:19 -0600 Report

Almond butter with cinnamon in a wheat tortilla sounds good. And your ideas are in the range area I was looking for too. Thank you

Nick1962 2012-02-27 15:51:25 -0600 Report

In addition to nuts i like beef and turkey jerky. I sometimes take a slice of ham and spread some cream cheese (small amount) on it and wrap it arouns a pickle spear. Pork rinds also for the protein, but very infrequently because of fat and sodium content.

cmjapnea 2012-02-27 13:45:41 -0600 Report

Have you tried a handful of almonds? Stonyfield yogurt has less carbs than reg . yogurt. Believe me,I can relate to this.

kaiya2465 2012-02-27 13:49:40 -0600 Report

Yes, I forgot to put nuts on the post sorry about that. I am unsure of what yogurt is best, but I dislike greek to me it leaves a nasty after taste. I will have to check if Stonyfield is sold around here. Thanks.

cmjapnea 2012-02-27 16:16:11 -0600 Report

I've found that Yoplait yogurts have high fructose corn syrup and lots of carbs. Stonyfield yogurts are sold in my area(St.Louis region) at Dierbergs. Don't know where you live,so can't tell you where. They are organic, so maybe a Whole Foods? A bit pricey though. I check the carbs on all the brands a store carries. Do you like pistachios? They are an idea other than almonds. p.s. I don't like greek yogurt either. I like Nick1962's idea of ham cr.cheese and pickle spear.

kaiya2465 2012-02-27 17:45:56 -0600 Report

I like Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts & Pistachios. I am trying to go back to being vegetarian. I honestly hate meat.

jigsaw 2012-02-27 18:05:20 -0600 Report

And walnuts! Most nuts are very healthy and fattening. I eat them in moderation and find them to be a satifying healthy snack. Just don't go overboard because the pounds will sneak up quickly!!! Come to think of it, I think I'll go have some walnuts. Great source of omega 3s.

tabby9146 2012-03-03 16:14:45 -0600 Report

I love them too and eat them in moderation. sometimes I eat some with a few low fat cheese cubes that I've cut up, or those laughing cow cheese wedges, some of those South Beach snack bars are good and healthy, they have a good amount of fiber and protein in them and Kashi too, and I have not seen where any of them has any high fructose corn syrup or any partially hydrogenated oils at all (which are trans fats) sometimes I just have a little healthy cereal with skim milk. I like some of the Cascadian Farms organic cereals, among others.

jigsaw 2012-03-03 17:14:43 -0600 Report

Definitely a variety of healthy snacks. I always try for healthy variety in my attempt to encompass good nutriition. I'll have to check out Cascadian Farms Organic cereals. I'm not familiar with that brand. The only cereal that I know doesn't raise my bg to much is Special K (PROTIEN PLUS). 3/4 cup=14 g of carbs. I don't eat it to often, and then only a very small portion. Any other type of Special K is out of the question for me.

kaiya2465 2012-02-27 18:15:56 -0600 Report

Oh no, forgot the walnuts. I know they are fattening & I am trying to lose 10 pounds.
MS12953: we have DakotaMarts, & Walmarts

byrun 2012-02-28 17:29:07 -0600 Report

Amazingly so. Time for me to sign off, go home and wait for the snow storm to pass. Goodnight my friend.

jigsaw 2012-02-27 18:50:20 -0600 Report

Guess you'll have to settle for just a few, and then handcuff your self to the couch just in case !

MS12953 2012-02-27 17:43:52 -0600 Report

If you have Krogers near you, they make a very good yogurt, called CarbMaster. It has no high fructose corn syrup and only 4 grams carbs.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-02-28 15:35:22 -0600 Report

It is very good. Our Denver area King Soopers is owned by Krogers. I think Krogers has a few other names in its chain.
Sometimes I mix either Carb Master or the Kroger brand Greek yogurt in with cottage cheese. The Kroger Greek yogurt tastes better to me than most other brands.

MS12953 2012-02-28 16:23:54 -0600 Report

Yes, King Sooper, Ralph's, Dillon's, Fry's, City Market, Pay Less…among others, all Kroger owned and operated.