Tasty Diabetes-Friendly Snacks
The increasing rates of diabetes have been soaring like no other disease. After being diagnosed with diabetes. most often. many are usually shocked, but only initially. After they understand the dietary and exercise regimes many fall back and only few follow through. This is majorly due to lack of diabetes. friendly snacks which frequently works as a good excuse for not eating healthy!
So here are some foods that fall in the ‘Diabetes-Friendly’ category (snack options) WhiCh Will allow you to continue to savour the taste of your favourite foods. in spite of a healthy twist! The amount of carbohydrates needed for this diet is usually 15-25 grams and the intake of fats is advised in limited amounts, as it can provide a feeling of fullness.
- Low glycemic index/ low glycemic load fruits such as oranges. apples, papayas, pomegranate, watermelon, muck melon, guava, pear, kiwi, etc.
- Granolas/ nut bars/ nut trail mix/ assorted nuts and seeds such as almonds. walnuts. sunflower seeds. watermelon seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, etc.
- Oats smoothie made with two tablespoon oats, milk and mixed nuts and seeds
- Egg Roll made With a whole egg and multigrain chapatti
- Multigrain egg/ paneer/ tofu/ chicken sandwich
- Home-made multigrain chakras
- Thalipeeth that include a mix of flours
- Tomato omelette (no eggs are used ben made With besan)
- Home-made roasted chivda (flattened rice) with more nuts, seeds, coconut flakes
- Plain unflavoured yoghurt/ buttermilk
- Home-made paneer/tofu/chicken Frankie
- Sprout salad
- Chana chaat/ mix-sprout bhel
Nutrition Profile Checklist Of Diabetes-Friendly Snacks
- The snack should contain complex carbohydrates that are slow absorbing and slowly raise blood sugar levels
- It Should be rich in proteins that provide satiety and keep you full for longer periods
- It should be rich in healthy fats that are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and omega 3s which are anti.tnflarnrnatory in nature
- It should be energy-dense This means that the food should provide more energy, per quantity of the product.
- Since many get hungry during evening time, the snack should be filling, yet nutrient and energy dense as well