Diabetes-Friendly Munching Ideas That’ll Satisfy Your Hunger Strikes
It’s common knowledge that eating a little something between meals helps keep our metabolism alive. But what that “something” is makes all the difference between good health and hogging.
Leaning towards packed and junk food for snacking is bad, since it leads to several issues including weight gain. However, choosing healthy snacks not only nourishes your system, but also satisfies your cravings; especially if you’re suffering from a condition like type 2 diabetes. In this condition, the body fails to generate as well as consume the required amount of insulin. Just FYI, insulin is required by our bodies so that the glucose can be moved to cells and later used for energy. When this entire function goes haywire, it can cause an imbalance in blood sugar levels.
So then, is snacking a strict no-no for diabetic people or are there a few options out there that suit them? Well we think the below-listed delicious and nutritious DIY snacks can make for the perfect munch-time companions for diabetics. Have a look!
#1 – Dried nuts and seeds trail mix
The best thing about this snack is that you can prepare it in bulk and take out handful-sized portions when needed. It’s super easy to store, takes literally no time to prepare, is loaded with good fats, and tastes heavenly. The slight and the most appropriate amount of sweetness comes from dried berries, resins, and apricots, ingredients that don’t contain artificial sweeteners. All you need to do is combine all the toasted nuts and seeds of your choice in a bowl with raisins or dried apricots. Make sure the ratios between fruits and mix are proper, in order to avoid blood sugar spikes.
#2 – Tuna stuffed in an avocado half
This is one of the simplest and easy to prepare dishes that is also loaded with immaculate amounts of nutrients. Tuna is a great source of protein and avocados are filled with antioxidants. They promote satiety, are low in sugar and sodium, and are excellent for heart health. When all these ingredients are combined in a single dish, it helps in keeping your blood sugar steady and keeps you full for a long time. To prepare, add a dash of red onions, and a tablespoon of light mayonnaise or Greek yogurt in a can of tuna. Mix all the ingredients well and add a half-cup mashed avocado in the mixture and voila.
#3 – Eggs and vegetable muffins
Who doesn’t like muffins! We all do, right? But the only issue is that store-bought muffins are packed with white flour and sugar, which can lead to a spike in your blood sugar levels. To fight that we have come up with a better and more nutritional alternative. Instead of using white flour and sugar, you can substitute it with eggs and veggies of your choice. In order to prepare, whisk six eggs with two tablespoons of white cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Now, to add fiber and girth to the mix, add a cup of finely chopped non-starchy vegetables like onions, broccoli, bell peppers, etc., grease the muffin tins nicely, and fill them up with the prepared mixture. Now bake them for 18 minutes at 350 F and you’re done. You can store them in the refrigerator for at least a week and snack on them whenever you feel hungry.
We hope you liked our DIY treats from heaven. Try them out and let us know which one was your favorite. You can also share your healthy snacking recipes with us. We’ll love to try them out!
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