What Are Some Easy Grab-and-Go Snacks for Diabetics?


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Some convenient snacks for diabetics include a small serving of peanuts or almonds, a banana with peanut butter, a small container of light yogurt or a combination of popcorn, fruit and cheese, notes DiabetesCare.net. Diabetics need to watch their carbohydrate intake throughout the day and plan snacks accordingly.

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When a snack can only contain about 10 grams of carbohydrates or fewer, a piece of string cheese or a small salad with a couple stalks of celery, a few bell pepper rings and some cucumber slices with an onion dip are permitted. Snacks between 10 and 15 grams of carbohydrates include 1/2 cup sugar free pudding, a 4-ounce cup of light yogurt, 3 cups of popcorn or 1/2 cup peanuts or almonds, as stated by DiabetesCare.net.

If a snack can provide 15-20 grams of carbohydrates, a small apple paired with a tablespoon of peanut butter, six to eight animal crackers, 2/3 cup Cheerios in 1/2 cup non-fat milk or 10 Sun chips each make a quick snack. Before heading out for some exercise, a snack between 25 and 35 grams of carbohydrates provides a helpful boost of energy. 3 cups of popcorn, a small apple and an ounce of low-fat cheese, two fig cookies and 1/2 cup non-fat milk, or a cup of strawberries with 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or 1/2 cup cottage cheese all make easy snacks.

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