Low-Carb Snack Ideas
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|Sun, 08-26-2012 - 11:08pm|
So .... I fixed my snacks for the week, and I'm already bored with this. I know. Patience. I'm fine with the morning oatmeal, though I might vary the fruit I put in it some. I had a McD's Maple oatmeal and fruit out of necessity on Saturday morning, but I'm betting the sugar content of that is more than I should be taking in based on the taste of it and on the blood glucose reading an hour after I ate it. However, it had a variety of fruits in it: apple chunks (which is what I do daily), craisins, and raisins. I don't do raisins, but it's good to know I can throw craisins in it on a day when I'm out of apples. I also just need to get eggs on hand again, so I can fix an egg in some form on a morning when I have time to do that for a change of pace.
I've got a good start, I think, but I cried all day Friday and off and on today. I'm aching for that Diet Pepsi, and I sooooo want the chocolate chip cookies still sitting on the bar. It's more stressful changing the lifestyle than I anticipated. So ... obviously, I need some variety. I just Googled "snacks for diabetics" and here's what I found that appealed to *me* ... thought I'd share in case anyone else was interested:
1 T light cream cheese on 2 graham crackers w/ 1/4 c halved grapes
2 oz drained water-packed tuna w/ 1 t light mayo and 1 t Dijon mustard atop 2 rye crisp crackers
1/2 banana sliced and dipped into 1/2 oz dark chocolate, melted
toast 1/2 of a round whole grain sandwich thin and top with tomato slices and shredded mozzarella cheese
low sodium deli ham folded onto a skewer w/ 3/4 c chunked pineapple
3/4 oz baked tortilla chips with 1/4 c salsa
rye crisp crackers with onion-flavored cream cheese and cucumber slices
1/2 of whole wheat English muffin with 1 oz low fat cheese and 1/4 apple sliced under broiler
sugar-free pudding with sliced banana
homemade soups and smoothies
as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, of course
I was glad to see graham crackers. I might melt dark chocolate and dip a graham cracker in it to assuage my sweet tooth. I'm going shopping tomorrow to pick up the ingredients for some of these and to restock the fresh fruits and veggies.
Stacy, thought you might find this helpful, so I decided to post it here.