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    Diabetic? 10 Easy, Quick, Snacks to Devour.

    Andi of Longmeadow Farm
    Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:53 pm
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    Here are some really quick and full of taste treats for you, to fix wherever you are, or pack as a snack on a trip, travel, or car ride.

    1 Grapes and Grahams



    Here's a sweet treat that's quick and easy to whip together...simply
    spread 1 tablespoon light cream cheese on 2 graham cracker squares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes.

    2 Pear and Cheese



    Pears and cheese go together like peas and carrots.
    Choose a small pear and a light cheese stick. Cheese will help you meet your calcium goal by providing 16 percent of your daily needs, and the pear provides 4 grams of fiber, getting you that much closer to the recommended 25-35 grams a day.

    3 Tuna Cucumber Crisps



    Tuna salad doesn't have to be reserved for lunch. Combine 2 ounces of drained water-packed light tuna with 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard, and spoon the mixture atop 2 rye crisps for a satisfying snack packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

    4 Avocado-Tomato Open-Face Sandwich



    Mash 1/4 of a peeled avocado and stir in a dash of garlic salt. Spread onto a slice of toasted whole grain bread and top with a couple of tomato slices for a snack that is packed with flavor and fiber. Even with the generous amount of avocado, this snack contains only 150 calories.

    5 Guacamole and Veggies



    For a crunchy, south-of-the-border snack, dip 1/2 of a red sweet pepper, sliced, and 1/2 cup carrot sticks in 1/4 cup purchased guacamole. You'll cover your daily needs for vitamin A with the carrots, plus you'll more than meet your daily vitamin C needs thanks to the sweet pepper strips.

    6 Mini Pizza



    For a super quick snack anyone will love, toast half of a round whole grain sandwich thin and top with a couple tomato slices, one sliced fresh mushroom, and a couple tablespoons of shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese. Pop it under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes for a warm, melty treat. The best part -- it's only 100 calories.

    7 Chips and Dip



    Craving something crunchy? Go for the classic combination of whole-grain chips and salsa. Choose 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa, whether it's mild, medium, or hot, and 3/4 ounce healthy baked whole-grain tortilla chips.

    8 Hummus Roll-Ups



    Add some veggies to your diet with these simple, flavorful roll-ups. Spread 2 tablespoons purchased hummus on an 8-inch low-carb tortilla. Top with 1/4 of a red sweet pepper, sliced, and four quartered cherry tomatoes. Roll up the tortilla and cut into 1-inch slices for bite-size treats.

    9 English Muffin with Cheese and Apple Slices



    Want a snack with ooey-gooey melted cheese? You're in the right place with this combo snack that includes half of a whole wheat English muffin, 1 ounce low-fat cheese, and a couple of apple slices (about 1/4 of a small apple). Set it in a toaster oven or under the broiler for a few seconds for a chewy snack that hits the spot.

    10 Carrots with Ranch Dressing



    For a boost of beta carotene, fiber, and vitamin A, you can't do much better than snacking on 15 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing. Many supermarkets sell individual snack packs of carrots, too.

    Want more? Follow this link for more delicious ideas. Low Carb Ideas

    source: Diabetic Living.
    PaulaG
    Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:05 am
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    Andi,

    Some wonderful ideas. Thanks much for sharing. Some take only a little extra planning but are so much better for you than grabbing a bag of chips.
    Connie Lea
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:04 am
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    Thanks for sharing. My DH was just diagnosed with Diabetes and we are struggling with what he can eat.
    PaulaG
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:10 am
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    Connie Lea, thanks so much for stopping in. If we can be of help in meal planning are tips, please don't hesitate to ask. Paula
    Connie Lea
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:14 am
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    Thanks Paula. I'm so glad I found this forum. We are meeting with a diatician, but this forum almost helps more.
    Connie Lea
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:15 am
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    Connie Lea wrote:
    Thanks Paula. I'm so glad I found this forum. We are meeting with a diatician, but this forum almost helps more.

    His blood sugar is good during the day, but is almost always high in the morning. The diatician said they may have to change his medicine.

    Sorry must have hit quote instead of edit.
    PaulaG
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:19 am
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    My DH is the diabetic in the family. We took nutrition classes that were offered at his doctor. DH had some problems stabilizing his bs in the morning. It took a little while to get his meds correct. Hang in there it can be frustrating. Healthy eating and exercise are so important for a healthy lifestyle.
    Connie Lea
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:21 am
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    Thanks so much. He has a bad back plus other health problems and can't exercise so we have to rely strictly on diet.
    PaulaG
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:47 am
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    Connie, maybe the doctor can suggest some low impact exercise that would help. My DH has had 2 rotator cuff surgeries, back surgery and a hip replacement. We walk our 4 legged babies every day for about a mile.
    Connie Lea
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:16 pm
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    We will ask about low impact exercises, but he can't walk even half a block without extreme pain to his back and legs. Even lifting light weights with his hands makes his back hurt.
    PaulaG
    Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:22 pm
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    That does make it difficult. The doctor might be able to suggest something low impact. Keep us updated and as I said before let us know if we can be of help. I'd nothing else we can be a support system.
    Mia in Germany
    Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:30 pm
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    Connie Lea wrote:
    We will ask about low impact exercises, but he can't walk even half a block without extreme pain to his back and legs. Even lifting light weights with his hands makes his back hurt.


    Hi Connie Lea wave.gif
    Maybe some kind of water exercise might be an option? Here, they offer water gymnastics of different kinds for people with issues like your DH's.
    Mia in Germany
    Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:31 pm
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    Andi, these are great ideas! Thanks so much for this yummy presentation, how could anybody resist to healthy stuff that looks like this? yummy.gif
    clarissaDD
    Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:38 am
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    My husband is diabetic. I shall pass these snack suggestions onto him. I'm not diabetic but I think these snacks are good for anyone who wants a variety of low cal, low carb, low sodium snacks. Tips for ED Treatment


    Last edited by clarissaDD on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:20 pm, edited 1 time in total
    PaulaG
    Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:25 am
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    clarissaDD wrote:
    My husband is diabetic. I shall pass these snack suggestions onto him. I'm not diabetic but I think these snacks are good for anyone who wants a variety of low cal, low carb, low sodium snacks.


    Good morning clarissaDD. Glad to have you stop in. You are so right. Those snacks are healthy options and would be wonderful for anyone.
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