When you have type 2 diabetes, it can be difficult to find healthy snacks that won’t mess up your blood sugar or complicate your carb counts. Fortunately, there are some tasty and healthy options. Whether you’re looking for something to keep with you at work for when you get snacky or you’re wondering what things you can nibble on from a party spread, consider these two healthy snacks:
Nuts And Seeds
Nuts and seeds, provided they were prepared right, are a delicious and nutritious no-carb snack that travels well in a resealable plastic bag or container.
Nuts and seeds are full of protein and healthy fats that your body can use to rebuild cells to keep your body healthy. They also contain vitamins and minerals that can be hard to find in other places.
Watch out though, as some nuts come sweetened through methods like honey roasting. This can add extra carbs and sugars.
Vegetables are another no-cab, no-sugar snack that you can feel good about. Depending on the vegetable, these offer all kinds of healthy vitamins and minerals. They also offer dietary fiber, which is hard to find in foods that don’t bring carbs along for the ride.
Carrot sticks, snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower are only a few options that taste good and won’t get too funky if you can’t manage to keep them cold. Keeping vegetables cold isn’t as important as keeping eggs cold but they’ll retain that crunch and snap better if you are able to keep them chilly.
You may be tempted to add some salad dressing as well, but these are also full of carbs and sugars. If you have to dip them, try to do so in hummus.