10 OF THE BEST DIABETES­FRIENDLY SNACKS

Beat hunger and keep your blood glu­cose levels in check with th­ese sat­is­fy­ing be­tween-meal bites.

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

Keep your blood glu­cose levels in check with th­ese healthy bites — all di­eti­tian ap­proved!

1 A home­made smoothie is the healthy taste of sum­mer. Sim­ply mix and match re­duced-fat dairy with fruit for a dif­fer­ent flavour ev­ery time. 1 cup skim milk + ½ ba­nana + ½ cup frozen berries + 2 tbs re­duced-fat yo­ghurt: 794kJ (190cal), 12.9g pro­tein, 0.6g sat fat, 30g carbs, 26.5g sug­ars, 407mg cal­cium

2 Crunch into The Happy Snack Com­pany Roasted Fav-va Beans as an al­ter­na­tive to salty chips and crack­ers. Per 25g serve: 445kJ (105cal), 6.8g pro­tein, 0.3g sat fat, 9.1g carbs, 3.8g fi­bre, 62mg sodium

3 A hard-boiled egg on a few Vita-Weat 9 Grains is the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of pro­tein and carbs to keep you go­ing un­til dinner. Per 4 crack­ers + 1 egg: 629kJ (150cal), 1.3g sat fat, 14.5g carbs, 2.8g fi­bre, 170mg sodium

4 Chop an ap­ple into wedges and dip into Mayver’s Un­salted Peanut But­ter for a sat­is­fy­ing hit of heart-healthy fats. Per ap­ple + 1 tbs spread: 888kJ (212cal), 5.7g pro­tein, 1.2g sat fat, 21.6g carbs, 5.5g fi­bre

5 With a third of your daily fi­bre needs, a Free­dom Foods Bar­ley+ Seven Seeds Bar is a great choice for your gut health. Per bar: 546kJ (131cal), 0.6g sat fat, 15.1g carbs, 2.6g sug­ars, 9g fi­bre

6 A hand­ful of mixed nuts gives you the crunch you crave while be­ing good for your waist­line, heart and brain. Per 30g: 810kJ (194cal), 5.4g pro­tein, 2.3g sat fat, 3.3g carbs, 2.2g fi­bre

7 Pair a cup of veg­etable sticks with 1 ta­ble­spoon of hoummos for a sat­is­fy­ing way to help you reach your five serves of veg a day. Per car­rot + 1 tbs hoummos: 396kJ (95cal), 0.5g sat fat, 8.3g carbs, 6.2g fi­bre, 161mg sodium

8 Th­ese per­fectly por­tioned tins of Heinz Beanz The Lil’ One Salt Re­duced are great for snack­ing on the go. Per 130g can: 425kJ (102cal), 5.7g pro­tein, 15.6g carbs, 4.7g fi­bre, 310mg sodium

9 Spread ¼ avo­cado over a slice of whole­grain toast for a hit of hunger-bust­ing fi­bre and healthy fats. Per slice of toast + ¼ avo­cado: 882kJ (211cal), 6g pro­tein, 2.6g sat fat, 10.7g carbs, 4.5g fi­bre, 130mg sodium

10 For a cal­cium-rich snack to sup­port bone health, opt for Ta­mar Val­ley No Sugar Added Low Fat Strawberry Greek Style Yo­ghurt. Per 170g tub: 525kJ (126cal), 10g pro­tein, 1.9g sat fat, 13.8g carbs, 12.1g sug­ars, 304mg cal­cium

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