Like meals, snacks should be balanced with some carbs, fats and protein. This ensures that blood sugar stays balanced and insulin doesn't spike. Some with diabetes are very sugar sensitive and need to keep refined grains and fruit low or eliminate them altogether. Some with diabetes also have trouble with gluten/dairy, especially those with Type 1.
-hummus or any bean dip with carrot, celery sticks and sliced peppers
-leftover cup of hearty soup or stew, like lentil stew with ground turkey. Top with cilantro/sliced tomatoes.
-tuna, salmon or sardine salad with mayo/veggies on celery sticks or with plantain chips or apple slices.
-turkey slices wrapped in romaine leaves stuffed with avocado and chopped red pepper.
-chicken wings with carrots and celery sticks and/or apple slices.
-berries with coconut milk, cinnamon and walnuts.
If okay with dairy/grains:
-whole fat cottage cheese with berries and cinnamon.
-whole fat yogurt (unsweetened) with nuts and berries.
-cheese spread on whole grain crackers with veggies, topped with basil leaves
-nori wraps: tuna salad, rice and salmon, veggies.