Snack Attack - Wellness Wednesday

Published - Feb 10, 2021

Stabilizing glucose throughout the day is key to managing diabetes and healthy snacks can play a big role. While nuts and cheese are delicious, stand-by options, they may become monotonous. Mix it up with these other options to help manage blood sugar throughout the day.
·       Hard-boiled eggs are a perfect combination of protein and fat. Add a couple of whole wheat crackers for crunch.
·       Non-starchy vegetables (baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery or cucumber slices) paired with cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or hummus provide plenty of protein and vitamins, with the added benefit of fiber.
·       Another classic, balanced combo is apple slices or banana with seed butter. Give pumpkin or sunflower seed butter a try.
·       Bottom line: look for options that combine adequate protein, healthy fats and limited carbohydrates.
Have time to whip up a couple of recipes? Check out Strawberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark or Lemon-Parm Popcorn from EatingWell. For another tasty make-ahead snack, try registered dietitian Rebecca Bitzer’s Cowboy CaviarClick here to see how it’s made!

Wellness Wednesday brought to you by Julie Mahler (Registered Dietitian) and Taryn Jones (Dietetic Intern)