Best bedtime snacks

By Realmadrid Latest Reply 2017-01-09 21:36:36 -0600
Started 2010-06-03 00:09:17 -0500

what are good bedtime snacks

43 replies

Lizardfan 2013-01-23 14:54:24 -0600 Report

Cheese stick with a few grapes, a light yogurt with a graham cracker, half cup cereal with half cup skim milk, cottage cheese with celery stick, stop making lists it is making me hungry!

sc1boy 2010-12-04 06:48:58 -0600 Report

Hi I am a diabetic and a celiac patient so I like to eat popcron with ztra butter from popweaver and there are only 34 carbs with it so it is not that bad for a bag of corn, I also have a pump so it helps me out

Fred Ravenscraft
Fred Ravenscraft 2010-06-12 12:47:58 -0500 Report

I use rice chex and milk for night snacks, popcorn on weekends.

msann 2010-06-12 13:28:42 -0500 Report

hey fred so your snack bother your bsl in the morning, i might try that, i work second shift, so i have to eat when i get home, think that would work for me

KitKatt93 2010-06-12 02:41:29 -0500 Report

I actually looked up healthy snacks and here is mine and Kylies favorite and it is the easiest thing to make. Okay, so I break a graham cracker in half, put some light whipped cream in there to make it a sandwich, wrap them in aluminum foil and freeze them. I bet it sounds boring and plain tasting but it is soooo good.


LynCar 2010-06-08 18:56:47 -0500 Report

I buy those small cups of sugar free pudding and put them in the freezer. This satisfies my ice cream craving and makes a perfect snack at night.

KitKatt93 2010-06-12 02:34:42 -0500 Report

Kylie loooooves the sugar free pudding. That's a good idea Lyn. I'm going to put one in th freezer now and let her have it tomorrow.

ccritch 2010-06-07 13:41:26 -0500 Report


Seems like everyone has the right idea and lots of choices to choose from. I am glad you asked the question cause I am a popcornaholic and nutsaholic so I know now I can eat em!

Just make sure you eat the right amount for yourself.

Good luck, God Bless!

Crashnot 2010-06-07 07:29:03 -0500 Report

Are you type 1 or type 2? The type 1s need something to keep from having lows overnight. I used to do well with 6 Nilla Wafers or 1 graham cracker. A glass of milk will give you the sugar you need to counter act your overnight insulin, and it is absorbed slowly enough to prevent a sugar spike. Cheese is okay too, but for a type 1 I'd go with milk as a first choice. If you're in your teens you'll need more carbs as your body is using energy to grow and the overnight lows can pop up easily. In that case the crackers and milk work well together.

Sandybeach54 2010-06-05 17:25:35 -0500 Report

Any of the Sugar Free Jellos and Puddings.Walgreens had the Royal Sugar Free 5 for a dollar,I bought 5 my neighbor bought 5 and then surprise my sis and brother bought them forme also.I save money on SF Jello yeah .My husband isnt diabetic but he eats them with me along with the sugar free popsycles

ccritch 2010-06-07 13:43:12 -0500 Report

The sf popsicles are so good you don't even know they are sf. My 7 year old loves them and they come great flavors too. Not to mention they are good for my two best friends Sofie and Big Boy my cockerspaniels. They hear the plastic wrapper and they come running!

mamacita8724 2010-06-04 11:16:17 -0500 Report

I find that if you snack and snack large before bed you better just be careful. Try light snacks peanut butter crackers or chips something not to heavy or those morning sugars can get high fast.

Emma2412 2010-06-10 01:23:02 -0500 Report

Hi, mama
I think you're right. I try very hard not to snack at all because of the effect it has on me personally. Of course, with T1 I think it's better if you do have a small snack at bedtime just so you don't have a low during the night. I'm not sure if other T2s get lows during the night, but as far as I know that's never happened to me.
But there are other reasons for morning high readings. I, for one, have what's commonly called "dawn phenomenom". So, that's the reason I try hard not to have snacks at night because it boosts my reading up even further than if I didn't have a snack. Sometimes with no snack at all at bedtime, I'll still get a reading of 140 in the morning.
It just goes to show you that everybody is different.

gregsteele 2010-06-04 09:59:19 -0500 Report

yogurt and popcorn works well for me good luck love to all GREG

ccritch 2010-06-07 13:36:06 -0500 Report

Greg, the popcorn is that with butter or without? LOL I love my popcorn but have not eaten any in a long while as someone told me is bad for us diabetics. I used go through a 50 lb bag in 2 months well between myself and my family.

God Bless! Thanks

monkeymama 2010-06-03 19:00:15 -0500 Report

Hello there! Ray has GREAT list here. A few others I try too:
SF Jello
SF Pudding
Special K Crackers
SF Popsicle
Fresh Apple slices
Veggies and dip

I hope this helps you out for a night time snack.

RAYT721 2010-06-03 19:56:59 -0500 Report

and Jello SF comes in cinnamon!!!

monkeymama 2010-06-03 22:50:00 -0500 Report

Yep!!! It truly tastes like you are eating a cinnamon roll too. I have to literally hide them from my kids. They are getting to love all of my SF snacks (yeah & grr at the same time)

RAYT721 2010-06-06 19:35:21 -0500 Report

My wife's been hiding my Atkins bars from me. She's putting me on strict rationing. Atkins also makes a cinnamon bun protein bar. Yummm.

ccritch 2010-06-07 13:37:13 -0500 Report


How does it taste? I love cinnamon on toast w/low carb butter! Yum! :) Thanks

God Bless

RAYT721 2010-06-09 18:10:44 -0500 Report

Compared to Classic Cinnabon (813 cal/32 g fat/4 g fiber/117 g carbs) I knew that I had to do something for the taste of cinnamon so I found the Jello Sugar Free Cinnamon pudding (and they have cinnamon rice pudding too) to curb my craving. I really like the taste of both products. Thanks, Jello!!!

RAYT721 2010-06-03 17:50:53 -0500 Report

In the old days it was a six pack of beer but times have changed. Here are a few of my favorite things:

Low fat cheese sticks
Yogurt (low fat, low cal, low carb)
Popcorn (ooo, or Sun Chips)
Frozen Yogurt
Protein Shakes
Lunch Meat and/or Cheese (lean meat)
Atkins Protein Bars

Just watch the portion and nutritional labels of whatever you decide upon. It's okay to have 1/2 of a serving of something.

monkeymama 2010-06-03 18:50:41 -0500 Report

I love your list here! Have you ever tried Emerald packets of almonds and other nuts.

ccritch 2010-06-07 13:38:04 -0500 Report

What about Glucerna? I heard that is great for us diabetics?

What is your input on Glucerna

Diane987 2010-06-07 14:31:20 -0500 Report

I used to drink Glucerna a long time ago but it raised my blood sugar too much. If I remember correctly it was about 50 points for one shake in the morning. I remember thinking I could have had a snickers bar and been at the same level. I stopped buying Glucerna after that.

RAYT721 2010-06-07 19:40:15 -0500 Report

I have not tried Glucerna. I have tried Champion Whey Protein shakes which are low carb, low sugar, no fat, high protein mixes for shakes. They come in different flavors: strawberry, chocolate, peanut butter, cookies n cream, etc. I mix the powder with 1/2 cup water and 4 ice cubes and the blender mixes them up. They are especially good for breakfasts and taste like milk shakes. I assume the Glucerna is the same kind of thing but already made. As Diane mentions, it's important to read the labels on any and all products you want to try. Sometimes "low sugar" doesn't mean "low carb" especially in the case of sugar free snacks and candies.

Harlen 2010-06-03 07:41:55 -0500 Report

For me its pop corn no butter lol
and it gives me my carb fix lol
I like raw veg too
best wishes

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