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Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Snack Ideas

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

If you’re living with diabetes, you most certainly know that your diet plays a pivotal part in your well-being and ensuring that your blood sugar profile stays within the normal range. Alongside, optimal weight management whilst keeping the cholesterol level in check is very crucial too.

Being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus does not mean that you have signed up for a lifetime of boring and bland food! What people fail to realize is that there are a host of low-calorie dishes andlow-calorie snacks for diabetic individuals which are healthy and delicious.

To get you on track of a wholesome lifestyle, and keeping the yummy quotient intact, here are 5 diabetes-friendly low-calorie snacks; these recipes are healthy, interesting and a cinch to make!

1.Moong and peas salad:A fantastic combination of sprouted moong and boiled peas, along with some onions and tomatoes makes this salad flavourful, colorful and super healthy. Snack on this salad whenever hunger and it’ll help ensure that your blood sugar does not spike. Packed with good quality proteins, moong is a great sugar and cholesterol stabilizer. The dressing is zesty, tangy and spicy, comprising of – lime juice, olive oil, pepper powder, sesame seeds and soy sauce.

2.Grilled vegetables pizza: Radish Select from a whole range of nutritious vegetables – onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and olives. Grilling vegetables brings out their fabulous flavours. Also, you could give cheese the go by and try low fat paneer instead. Make a whole wheat crust and layer with homemade tomato sauce and your toppings and you’re done! Amp up on the herbs and spices, they are both, full-bodied and provide oodles of health benefits.

3.Vegetable and oats patties: These low-calorie snack patties truly taste amazing, and oats gives them a hearty texture; what’s more they’re super quick to make. Oats ought to be a part of every diabetic diet plan, given that it can help prevent oscillations in the blood glucose profile. Shallow frying and baking them gives them a crunch and takes them to the next level. Innovative and fun!

4.Rose ice cream: A list of recipes isn’t complete without a dessert! You can indulge a little as long as you monitor your ingredients and the amount that you eat. Use fresh rose petals and low fat milk for the recipe. Steer clear of the sugar and go for a sugar substitute instead. Tata NX Zero Sugar is an excellent option; it is completely natural and is made from the stevia herb. It has a low glycaemic Index and is ideal for diabetics.

You must be proactive about what you eat as well as the portion sizes. Exploring and experimenting with recipes for diabetes control is a fantastic way to help you successfully manage your sugar and fat intake. Enjoy these diabetes-friendly low-calorie snacks dishes and continue living healthily!


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