One of the most life-changing things that can happen to a person is being diagnosed with Diabetes. You’re suddenly on daily medication and most of the food you’re used to eating is officially off the table. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have some tasty snacks. Here we show off some healthy, diabetic-friendly meals that will still satisfy your sweet tooth and your need to snack. Read, then make these, and enjoy.
An Even Healthier Trail Mix
Like wax on and wax off, we are switching between the sweet and the savory treats in this story, and here we have something for the sweet tooth. While trail mix can really be a mix of a number of anything, this recipe gets its sweetness from raisins and dried apricots, which have no added sugar. This is perfect for type 2 diabetics, who have a further boon because this can be made in abundance and then can be made into smaller daily snacks. All you need is some toasted almonds, and walnuts, with pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds. Then come the raisins and dried apricots, and you have a tasty trail mix to nibble your cravings away.
PB&A Instead Of PB&J
This is probably the quickest, easiest, and tastiest treat on this list and has the simplest ingredients in the whole thing, peanut butter, and an apple. All you have to do is cut the apple into thick slices like bread and spread a tablespoon or two of peanut butter on them. The apple has about four grams of fiber, while the peanut butter, not to be outdone, provides a little more fiber and protein. You can add some crunch and a few more nutrients by including some chopped walnuts, oats, or even raisins for a sweet touch.
And When It’s A Muffin You Crave
There’s nothing like some homemade muffins, and you can make them healthy with some simple pantry staples. All you need is six eggs, some cheese (reduced-fat cheddar or mozzarella), and a cup or so of finely chopped vegetables, like broccoli or cauliflower, and you can add tomato and onion into the mix as well. Simply beat the eggs, add the cheese and vegetables, drop into a non-stick baking tray, and bake for 18 minutes at 350°F.
A Charcuterie Board For You And Your Diabetic Friends
Sometimes, keeping it simple is the best way to make a healthy snack. Take this alternative to the traditional charcuterie board. Between starchy crackers and cold meats that may contain added sugar, a diabetic person could easily spike their blood sugar. But a few smart replacements, like fiber-filled hummus as a dip and throwing in broccoli, celery, radishes, and carrots to replace the traditional setup, and you have a diabetic-friendly board that is also tasty. Throw in apple slices for a sweet option too.