Diabetics are aware of the fact that the more carbohydrates one consumes, the greater is the struggle to control the blood sugar levels. However, the temptation to munch on a bag of chips in between meals is always there. Abstaining from carbs is not the answer.
The solution is to keep at hand some low-carb snacks, which will not only satiate your taste buds, but will also prevent your blood sugar levels from rising. Snacking between meals is fine as long as the carb limit of 15-20 grams is maintained. The snack should be rich in fiber, so that it keeps you full and satisfied until your next meal.
Yummy Low-carb Snacks
- One 6-inch pita bread
- Cooking spray
- Hot peppers
- Low-fat cheese
Get your hands on pita bread with the lowest carbs. Cut the pita bread into half, and then slice these halves into pieces of 3 triangles. Now, split these triangles, such that the two layers in each triangle separate neatly. So, with one pita bread, you can have 12 pita bread nachos. Place these pita nachos into a preheated oven (350 degree) on a baking tray. Spray some cooking spray on the nachos and allow them to bake for 7 min. Turn the nachos and again bake for 5 minutes. Your pita nachos are ready. Now, prepare your favorite filling with lettuce, tomato, peppers, onion, and cheese and bake for a few minutes till the cheese melts.
Modified Deviled Eggs
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- ⅛ tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. reduced calorie mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. vinegar
- ½ tsp. dry mustard
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ⅛ tsp. black pepper, ground
Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half and remove the yolk from them. Mash the egg yolk well. Into the mashed yolk add the mayonnaise, onion powder, dry mustard, pepper, vinegar, and salt, and beat well. Now, dollop the mixture into the egg white depressions and season with paprika. Refrigerate and enjoy.
Corn and Avocado Relish
- ½ avocado
- ½ tsp. chopped, fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp. scallions (chopped)
- 2 tbsp. red onions (chopped)
- ½ tbsp. jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
- One ear corn
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven at 450 degrees and roast the ear corn for 10 minutes. While the corn turns golden brown, take a bowl and add the lime juice, red onion, scallions, jalapeño, olive oil, vinegar, and cilantro into it. Mix well. Once the corn is done and cooled, remove the kernels and add them to the mixture. Add the avocado to the mixture and season with salt and pepper.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites
- 3 tbsp. Graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. sugar-free cocoa mix
- 2 tsp. sugar-free jam
- 1 packet Splenda Flavors for Coffee, Caramel
- 1 packet Splenda Flavors for Coffee, French Vanilla
- 1½ tsp. fat-free cream cheese
Into a bowl add 1 tbsp. Graham cracker crumbs, cocoa mix, Splenda flavors, fat-free cream cheese, and peanut butter, and mix well to form a dough. Roll the dough into six balls and drop them into the remaining Graham cracker crumbs. With the end of a spatula make a small depression in the center of the peanut butter ball and fill it with jam. The snack is ready to be served. Such low-carb snacks keep the palate, tummy, and health happy.
One can also have peanut butter and wheat bread sandwiches or peanut butter protein balls, made from peanut butter, protein powder, and honey. Milk, popcorn, low-carb fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, low-fat yogurt, etc., are also some common low-carb snacks that diabetics can enjoy.