A Stockpile Of Snacks
When you need to eat something, there’s only one defense against fast food restaurants: be prepared!
- Low-sodium vegetable or minestrone soup
- Veggie chili
- Tuna salad with low-fat mayonnaise, diced celery, lemon juice and peppercorns in a whole wheat tortilla
- Whole wheat pita with turkey, hummus, dried tomatoes, feta cheese and spinach
- Quinoa salad with red beans, broccoli, coloured pepper and carrot dice. Add some roasted almonds and have a fruit for dessert.
- Some vegetables and a hard-boiled egg
- 30 g of cheese 20% M.F. or less
- 1/3 cup (75 ml) of edamame beans and 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of homemade dressing
Snacks containing about 15 g of carbs
- An apple and a tablespoon (15 ml) of peanut butter
- Half a whole wheat pita and two tablespoons (30 ml) of guacamole
- Half a cup (125 ml) of fruit salad without added sugar
- Half a cup (125 ml) of Greek fruit yogurt
Take a moment during the weekend to plan menus and package individual servings of fruits, vegetables, cheese cubes, etc.
For children (or for the kid in you!), prepare a small serving of low-fat popcorn, a few animal crackers or a stick of string cheese.
American Diabetes Association (2015). What can I eat? Retrieved from: http://main.diabetes.org/dorg/PDFs/awareness-programs/hhm/what_can_i_eat.... Accessed October 28 2020.
American Diabetes Association (n.d). Nutrition. Retrieved from: https://www.diabetes.org/nutrition. Accessed October 28 2020.
Diabetes Québec (2018). Snacks. Retrieved from: http://www.diabete.qc.ca/en/living-with-diabetes/diet/tips-and-tricks/snacks. Accessed October 28 2020.
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