Difficulty figuring out snacks

Tillie - 58993
By Tillie - 58993 Latest Reply 2009-11-22 11:12:04 -0600
Started 2009-09-12 22:31:29 -0500

I seem to be having problems figuring out what to have for my snacks. I'm type 2 and my blood sugar is running high. I've been diabetic 10 years.

18 replies

marya - 86583
marya - 86583 2009-11-22 11:12:04 -0600 Report

If your blood sugar is running high, maybe you do not need a snack. My AIC is 6 and I only snack when my blood sugar drops.

Father Fred
Father Fred 2009-11-22 11:09:33 -0600 Report

I tend to have nuts or fruit. The fruit can be fresh or canned. Another thing that I like that has not been mentioned is canned sardines, smoked osters, salmon, or crab meat. Just open the can and enjoy. I also eat an occasional avacado. Find low carb item that you like and stock up.
Best wishes
Father Fred

Laurel Leigh
Laurel Leigh 2009-11-21 11:29:40 -0600 Report

I like to keep the baby carrots on hand for snacking. I like them plain or dipped in fat-free ranch dressing. You can also buy them shaped like chips or french fries. I think they are a great snack because you have to eat them slowly, and the fiber fills you up. I also like fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt, crackers, oatmeal, and rice cakes. I have to keep plenty of snacks on hand at work so my blood sugar doesn't get too low.

mamaoak 2009-09-15 19:11:00 -0500 Report

here are some i have tried rice cakes , yugart 4 oz, cottage cheese 4 oz . gram crakers 3 = 15 carbs, 1 0z nuts , animal crakers, string cheese, fruit 1/2 apple, apple sause, cellery berries grapes i have 6 but you can have 12 i kept the snakes below 15 carbs bluberries rasberries, strawberries. or 40z of fat free milk. hope this helps.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-11-21 09:46:56 -0600 Report

Thanks for the choices!! I do better with 5 small meals or snacks, and those are tasty choices too—-I usually eat the whole apple tho—-I love celery with peanut butter too. PR

Kelly Jeanette
Kelly Jeanette 2009-09-15 18:34:36 -0500 Report

I have to be careful about store bought snacks as I cannot have too much sodium. I also am a meat lover. I just don't feel full unless I have some kind of meat or cheese. So my snacks consist of baked chicken strips that I bake myself, or a low fat-low sodium cheese toasted on a piece of wheat bread. I also try to eat raw veggies and fruit.

Turtle 2009-09-14 21:03:02 -0500 Report

All these suggestions sound so good. I love celery w/ p-butter.

There is sugar free ice cream in most stores. It is good and if you add a dab of p-butter to it, it is even better.

I eat 1 piece of toast w/ p-butter on it before bed because my bg drops in the night.

I did not know those air baked cheetos were legal either and I love them.

Welcome to the site, by the way. I am not sure if I have seen you before.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-09-14 09:45:56 -0500 Report

I just found this discussion and eagerly read what I can eat to round out 5 small meals a day—as i handle smaller amounts of food better. The celery and peanut butter satisfy my craving of something juicy and dry—crunch! And those cheesy air puffs, they really are OK? I just finished a bag, and didn't look as I WANTED them so badly—-and if they are legal too, so much the better! ha—

Also the 1/2 apple fits into a healthy lifestyle of eating—I have finally weaned myself off of diet pop, and candy bars—never ate too many in one setting—but did devour one occassionaly, not now. They SEEM too SWEET now, without even trying one.

Thanks to all, Pat R

Troy's Mom
Troy's Mom 2009-09-14 05:07:38 -0500 Report

Hi…My son is type one diabetic and he is an eater so I have to always be prepared to give him low carb snacks in between meals. Try telling a two year old that he can't have something to eat. Troy's favorite is sugar free popsicles. I never run out of these. They come in a variety of flavors now. Hot dogs…no bun. I prefer the turkey franks. Make sure you read the label because some hot dogs have more carbs than others. The ones I get only have one carb per frank. Cheese, sliced ham and turkey. Diabetic yogurt only has 4 carbs. Sugar free jello has no carbs. Tic tacs, sugar free candy or gum are low carb too. He loves blueberries so I keep a big bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer to snack on. He loves fresh strawberries and can have about half a cup (4-5) of those. We keep a tray of nuts available too. He likes unsalted flower seeds (about 1/3 of a cup). He doesn't eat popcorn yet but I hear that is a great snack. He can have a spoonful of peanut butter or two. A slice of watermelon is good too. Eggs are a good go to snack too - hardboiled, scrambled, fried. But if they are hardboiled they are ready to be eaten so that's good for snacking. The way I figure it is that a good snack is a real handy snack. What's hard is when he wants too much of something. If he goes over the free carbs he has to get a shot for it. For him the free carbs is 5 carbs. I don't know what it is for adults. They have a low carb ice cream out in the stores too. I know Wal-mart carries it. I think it is Breyer's or Dreyer's. It says on the front low carb though. Did you know ice cream cones are 3 carbs? I like to make him flavored ice drinks, like snow cones with the sugar free flavor packets. Carb free and for some reason he loves ice. I hope some of this was handy. If I made any mistakes let me know. If I think of anything else I will let you know. Happy snacking…Troy's Mom

Alicia039 2009-09-13 23:17:09 -0500 Report

I tend to go dairy for my snacks. Yogurt and cheese are my favorites. So I guess it all depends of what you like and just take it in moderation. Easier said then done I tell you :)

hbkunkel 2009-09-13 17:59:00 -0500 Report

Have you tried the 6 oz low fat yogurts?
You can also roll some deli sliced low fat cheese in lettuce leaves or have veggies with a small amount of low fat salad dressing. Hope these ideas with the ones above help you.

Harlen 2009-09-13 17:49:37 -0500 Report

The best snack for me is UTZ brand puff'n corn only 15 grams of carbs for two cups and thats the cheesse ones the butter ones are the same for three cups mmmmmmmmm yummmy

Sally 2009-09-14 08:17:06 -0500 Report

Thank God I am not the only one addicted to the puff corn snacks!!! The cheesey ones are my favorites:)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-11-21 09:44:46 -0600 Report

Oh, me too!!!!! Thank Heavens you guys were willing to admit that you love the cheese puffs—-I crave salt and love cheese, so of course the cheesie ones come first, but the butter ones are good too! Knowing that they are Ok beats the crossing of fingers and just hoping that they arent BAD!! ha—PR

Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-09-13 00:29:50 -0500 Report

Hi Tillie, I had trouble finding snacks to, but have gotten better. Depending on what you like here is a few suggestions. Half an apple, two hours after a meal or a handful of nuts. String cheese is good or a piece of pumpernickel bread. Look for foods that are low on the gylcemic index and find ones that sounds good for you, that you would enjoy. Also, if your traveling some beef or turkey jerky works or the single serving apple sauce. Even some of the canned fruits in their own syrup is a good choice. Hope that this helps. Take care.

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