10 OF THE BEST DIABETESFRIENDLY SNACKS
Beat hunger and keep your blood glucose levels in check with these satisfying between-meal bites.
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