32 Recipes That Won’t Spike Blood Sugar, Store Fat Or Make You Bloated

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We live in a society where we are always on the go. Reaching for “healthy” snacks may not always be the best option when they are packaged and processed. Oftentimes, they contain hidden sugars and unhealthy fats such as vegetable oils. That’s why we’ve compiled 33 great “whole food” snack ideas for someone with diabetes, or anyone who wants to eat healthy and improve their snack options!

Why Healthy Snacking is So Important

Recent studies show that almost half of all American adults are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s obvious that there is a fundamental problem with the average American diet.

If your body is burning glucose as its primary fuel, blood sugar is regularly elevated and this, in turn, promotes insulin resistance. By the same token, foods that have a high glycemic index (such as white breads and pastas, crackers, sugary cereals) will dramatically spike your blood sugar levels, only to have them crash not long afterwards, leading not only to cravings in the short term, but insulin resistance in the long term.

Thankfully, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes can be tempered through nutrition and exercise. This includes a diet high in fiber, healthy fats and protein, and limited amounts of carbohydrates, processed, and sugary foods.

33 Healthy Snack Ideas for Diabetics

If you’re looking for something to snack on, make sure it’s the right choice! These great snack ideas are tasty options you can feel good about:

  1. Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

  2. Avocado Matcha Smoothie

  3. Avocado Topped with Bacon and Eggs

  4. Baba Ghanoush

  5. Baked Broccoli Tots – Substitute with gluten free bread crumbs to help lower the carbs.

  6. Berry Freezer Pops

  7. Breakfast Kale Egg Cups

  8. Broccoli and Cheese Dip (you can easily swap for vegan cheese)

  9. Buffalo Spiced Nuts

  10. Carrot Sticks and Hummus

  11. Celery with Nut Butter

  12. Chia Seed Pudding

  13. Fenugreek and Onion Flatbread

  14. Hard Boiled Eggs

  15. Italian Sub Roll-Ups

  16. Low Carb Cheese and Bacon Egg Muffins

  17. Mini Southwestern Style Frittatas

  18. Mixed Bean Salad

  19. Mixed nuts – almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.

  20. Olives

  21. Paleo Broccoli “Cheese” Snacks

  22. Paleo Tuna Salad Nori Wraps

  23. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

  24. Pumpkin Spice Granola – Go easy on any extra maple syrup.

  25. Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

  26. Salmon – grilled or smoked on top of a cucumber with hummus

  27. Salmon – grilled or smoked on top of an avocado with scrambled eggs

  28. Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

  29. Sunflower Seeds

  30. Sweet Potato Toast

  31. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  32. Tuna on Tomato Slices

  33. Veggies and Guacamole

Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Avocado Matcha Smoothie

Avocado Topped with Bacon and Eggs

Baba Ghanoush

Baked Broccoli Tots – Substitute with gluten free bread crumbs to help lower the carbs.

Berry Freezer Pops

Breakfast Kale Egg Cups

Broccoli and Cheese Dip (you can easily swap for vegan cheese)

Buffalo Spiced Nuts

Carrot Sticks and Hummus

Celery with Nut Butter

Chia Seed Pudding

Fenugreek and Onion Flatbread

Hard Boiled Eggs

Italian Sub Roll-Ups

Low Carb Cheese and Bacon Egg Muffins

Mini Southwestern Style Frittatas

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed nuts – almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.

Olives

Paleo Broccoli “Cheese” Snacks

Paleo Tuna Salad Nori Wraps

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Pumpkin Spice Granola – Go easy on any extra maple syrup.

Rosemary Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Salmon – grilled or smoked on top of a cucumber with hummus

Salmon – grilled or smoked on top of an avocado with scrambled eggs

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Sunflower Seeds

Sweet Potato Toast

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Tuna on Tomato Slices

Veggies and Guacamole

When you’re armed with so many snack options, you’ll be much better prepared to fight the temptation of high-sugary foods or processed snacks that only make managing your blood sugar levels difficult.

For more tips for controlling blood sugar or diabetes, check out these articles:

Signs your blood sugar is way too high

How to help prevent diabetes

11 herbs to help reverse type II diabetes

https://authoritynutrition.com/16-best-foods-for-diabetics/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/29/9-superfoods-for-diabetics.aspx

http://jjvirgin.com/top-15-high-fiber-foods/

Source: The Hearty Soul