Diabetic Diet Quick Tips (Page 8)

Sweet Snacks That Pack Nutrition

7. Sweet Snacks That Pack Nutrition

If you’re diabetic, sugar can be counted just like any other carbohydrate, but since most foods containing sugar—think cream–filled cookies—are usually low in other nutrients, it’s best to limit high–sugar snacks and go for mini meals that give you more nutritional “bang for your buck.” But who says you can’t have sweet and nutritious?

Try this: combine ½ cup low–fat vanilla yogurt with half a sliced banana and ¼ cup blueberries. Don’t like blueberries as much as you like blackberries? That’s OK, substitute. Either way you cut it, this snack packs calcium, probiotics, potassium, antioxidant power and only 2 carbohydrate servings.

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