Midday Hunger Pangs? 8 Delish Diabetes-Friendly Snacks to the Rescue!
The daily 3:00 p.m. crash affects just about everyone. After a long and busy day, you feel hungry, tired, and sluggish, and your body is aching for that candy bar you’ve been eyeing in the vending machine.
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps – All the addictive crunch of a potato chip without the unnecessary carbs and calories. Bonus: You’re sneaking in a serving of vegetables.
Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bell Peppers – Stick them in the air fryer or enjoy the recipe cold. Either way, you have a low-carb snack that will keep you satisfied until dinner.
Carrot Hummus – At just 60 calories per serving, this bold Mediterranean-inspired snack will kick your cravings to the curb. Veggie sticks and whole wheat pita chips are perfect for dipping and dunking.
Baked Kale Chips – Who said leafy greens are just for salads? The original recipe has just 58 calories per serving. Top ’em with low-fat shredded cheese, red pepper flakes, or even a sprinkling of brown sugar.
Fruit-and-Cheese Kebabs – It doesn’t get much easier–or more satisfying–than fresh fruit, cheese, and turkey on a skewer. Fiber count: 5g per serving.
Fresh Tomato Salsa – South-of-the-border flavors shine in this fresh veggie dish with a hot pepper kick. With 15 percent of your daily fiber recommendation, you can feel good about noshing away.
Pudding Pops – Chocolate? Check. Low-fat? Check. Easy to make? You bet. What more could you need from a sweet afternoon treat? Have fun and mix and match your favorite flavors.
Creamy Peanut Butter Apples and Grapes – Sweet cinnamon apples and grapes meet protein-packed peanut butter and Greek yogurt for a snack that will curb your hunger and sweet tooth.
Summary Next time you are craving a midday snack, look back on these recipes and pick one yummy, diabetes-friendly treat to satify your hunger instead of that candy bar.
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