Snacks, im missing them.

Homely54
By Homely54 Latest Reply 2014-11-28 18:16:48 -0600
Started 2014-11-20 22:16:57 -0600

I am newly diagnosed diabetic 4 months now. I would like to know if anyone has healthy ideas for after dinner snacks, I am eating fruit but it bores me after a while. Is there something anyone can suggest that's good? I'm all for baking any desserts that I can be in control of what goes in it to make it diabetic friendly.


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RosalieM
RosalieM 2014-11-28 18:16:48 -0600 Report

See the new discussion I just wrote about my pumpkin pie and cheese cake Thanksgiving experiment. Grandma Rose

robinsab
robinsab 2014-11-23 22:13:35 -0600 Report

I'm a big fan of the all natural frozen fruit bars it sugar free jello or pudding for a sweet fix. Other healthy snacks I like are a few slices of cold cuts or plain popcorn or celery sticks with peanut butter.

Homely54
Homely54 2014-11-24 12:03:26 -0600 Report

Yes robin, I love the frozen yogurt , thank goodness for that. I'm going to try a recipe soon for baked kale :) gets crunchy like a chip and its very flavorful. You know if it weren't for diabetes being a negative in life one good positive is you finally strive to eat better.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2014-11-26 19:48:21 -0600 Report

Baked kale chips are one of my favorite snacks, as well as popcorn. I make my own sugar free chocolate syrup and pour that over sliced banana or strawberries or over a graham cracker with peanut butter.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-11-25 10:24:35 -0600 Report

Where do you find 'diabetic friendly' frozen yogurt?
I can't seem to find any.

Steve

Homely54
Homely54 2014-11-25 12:07:45 -0600 Report

Hi Steve, I go to Wal-Mart . It's the healthy choice Greek frozen yogurt, in little 100 calorie cups. You should be able to find it at most supermarkets on the ice cream section but near healthy choice products.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-11-25 14:42:47 -0600 Report

I know some people who simply put their favorite yogurt in the freezer, and make their own 'frozen yogurt'. It might be worth a try! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Pegsy
Pegsy 2014-11-26 19:45:13 -0600 Report

I buy plain Greek yogurt, add cocoa or fruit and Stevia to taste, then freeze. It makes a fairly decent substitute for ice cream. They're a little tart but I've gotten used to that.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-11-21 13:59:37 -0600 Report

It's great that you're looking for after dinner snacks that help you manage your blood sugar. Think about what you really enjoy in a snack, such as taste, texture (for example, smooth or chewy), and temperature. When you know what it is you really want, then you'll be able to find snacks that meet your preferences plus fit into your diabetes management plan. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Homely54
Homely54 2014-11-24 11:57:57 -0600 Report

Hi Lynn, That's exactly the problem ,sometimes, it depends on the texture, sometimes I want sweet, sometimes crunchy and etc. I am currently learning what I can eat along those choices. I like the frozen Greek yogurt(cherry with chocolate swirl) my crunchy is popcorn and still working on a good chip, I'm thinking I'll try baked kale greens. They are so delicious and healthy, my diabetes educator made some and they are more satisfying thanpotato chips and the flavor is pleasing to the pallet. Thanks you Lynn for your advice,

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-11-21 13:14:56 -0600 Report

You can try the recipe section for snacks that you can make. I eat sugar free pudding or jello, No sugar added ice cream or no sugar added fruit pies.

There is also fruit, nuts, cheese and a few crackers. I love the fiber one brownies. In the winter I warm them first then eat them.

Homely54
Homely54 2014-11-24 20:17:46 -0600 Report

Oh my that sounds delish. Yes I definitely will try it. It's a funny thing, I've seen them in the supermarket and I thought to myself as I stared at the box"I'm probably not suppose to have that" .it just seemed too good. Well I'll be reaching for it next time. Thanks.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-11-21 06:50:51 -0600 Report

For after dinner snacks I usually try to eat things that are low carb because I have issues with higher numbers in the morning. But nuts are some of my favorite snacks. I like celery with peanut butter and sometimes a small apple with peanut butter works too.

There are a lot of great recipes here for baking. One that is a no bake that I like a lot is Lemon Whip. It's very low carb and hits the right spot on a sweet craving. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetic-recipes/general/490-lemon-whip A serving is only 8 carbs and I like to change it up and use key lime juice for a sort of key lime pie effect.

Homely54
Homely54 2014-11-24 20:27:34 -0600 Report

Yes unfortunately I too have that problem with carbs but the frozen healthy choice frozen yogurt dark fudge swirl is a new choice I'm enjoying, it just hits the spot for that little chocolate treat. :)

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