Fresh fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, fresh meat and unsweetened drinks are some of the best foods to add to a diabetic grocery list, according to the American Diabetes Association. Baked snacks are also healthy choices in moderation.
Fresh fruit is a great source of carbohydrates, vitamins, fiber and minerals, recommends the American Diabetes Association. Apples, bananas, cantaloupe and blueberries are great choices for satisfying a sweet tooth in a healthy manner.
Nonstarchy vegetables, such as artichokes, broccoli, cabbage and eggplant, provide minerals and fiber with few calories. Three to five servings a day is recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The best meat choices for diabetics are low-fat cuts of meat such as fish, chicken breasts and turkey. Skinless meats are a great option as well, as removing the skin reduces saturated fat and cholesterol.
Unsweetened drinks such as tea, black coffee, water and light beer are the best beverage options for a diabetic, according to WebMD. Adding a sugar substitute or low-fat milk to tea and coffee are good options as well. Eating baked snacks such as baked potato chips, puffed rice, corn snacks and air-popped popcorn in small quantities can help satisfy hunger between meals without creating harmful health effects.