Proper diet and nutrition are important elements of managing diabetes–both Type 1 and Type 2. Keeping your blood sugar under control and your risk of heart disease at bay are two key factors that every diabetic needs to think about when making food choices.
Diabetic Snacks Before Bed
Late-night, diabetic-friendly snacks are a great way to satisfy hunger or cravings without putting your health in jeopardy. At Brevard Health Alliance, we recommend snacks that have lots of protein and minimal fat. Examples include:
- A small bowl of nuts (almonds, walnuts, or peanuts are great choices)
- A hard-boiled egg
- Reduced-fat cheese with wheat crackers
- Veggies (baby carrots, cucumbers, celery)
- Fruit (apples, cherry tomatoes)
- Nut butter (peanut or almond butter)
Easy-to-Grab Food for Diabetics
A late-night trip to the fridge can be a success if you have the right diabetic snack recipes/ingredients on hand. For example, having ready-to-eat hard-boiled eggs, pre-sliced fruit, or nut butter and whole-grain bread on hand will set you up for success.
Packaged Snacks for Diabetics
If you don’t have time to boil eggs, look for packaged snacks that are high in protein and low in fat. Snack packs containing trail mixes, cheese cubes, and apple slices are great options. Avoid snacks with unhealthy sugars and fats like cookies and microwave popcorn.
Here at Brevard Health Alliance, we want to encourage all diabetics to keep healthy snacks on hand that will regulate overnight blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Let’s keep you healthy while you satisfy those cravings!
If you need extra support, contact us today. We’re here to help you be healthy.