6 Snacks + 1 Condiment That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

6 Snacks That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

Everyone (me included) likes to snack, nibble and pass the time having a bite. YUP, I’ll admit that sometimes I eat out of boredom or my cravings go wack-o. I do pay attention to these signs and go into “correction mode,”  and and fix it! Watch that those nibbles don’t turn into a whole bag, mega handfuls of nuts or a pint of ice cream. Something funny happened the other day while I was preparing a personal food farmacy for a client up in New Jersey, I noticed that the recommendations mimicked very closely to recommendations I share with my diabetes. Here are 6 snacks and a condiment (I use for snacks), you don’t have to have diabetes to enjoy these beauties.

Image result for rice cake with berriesHummus

The chickpeas in hummus give it lots of fiber and protein to fill you up. Yes, it has carbs, but your body digests them slowly. That means they aren’t absorbed as quickly as other carbs and won’t spike your blood sugar. Use a third of a cup as a dip for veggies or to spread on whole-grain crackers.

Berries

According to the ADA, berries are a diabetes superfood because they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, plus they’re low-GI. Three quarters of a cup of fresh blueberries has 62 calories and 16 grams (g) of carbohydrates. Keep an eye on portion sizes and to stay away from fruits canned in syrups or contained in other types of added sugar. If you’re using the glycemic index (GI) — a measure of how foods affect your blood sugar levels — to manage your diabetes, most fruits are a good choice because they rate low on the ranking.


Eggs

A scrambled egg white is good for a quick protein fix at home. Or hard-boil a few to keep in the fridge as on-the-go snacks.

Popcorn

Put 3 cups of the air-popped kind into a sandwich bag as a grab-and-go option that doesn’t overload on carbs. With a dash of salt, it’s the perfect savory crunch for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Avocado

It’s yummy as-is or mash three avocados, add some salsa, cilantro, and a little lime juice, and voila: guacamole. Keep your serving size to a quarter-cup for a snack that has less than 20 grams of carbs.

Tuna

Half a cup of it paired with 2 rice cakes is a tasty snack that won’t break the blood sugar bank.

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and drum roll for the condiment……Coconut Oil !!!

A 2008 study found that people who consumed medium-chain fats like coconut oil as part of a weight loss plan lost more fat than participants who used olive oil. Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fats. This means coconut oil, a solid fat, is harder to convert to stored fat. This makes it easier for your body to burn it off.— Cook with it and shear it on was a rice cakes with fresh smashed or sliced berries— one of my favorites!

What snacks do you like to balance out your blood sugar? Love to hear from you. Have a healthy & happy day.

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About the Author : Becca Tebon

I don’t believe in diets or deprivation, and I think exercise should be pleasurable, not a punishment. In my weight-loss world, you can have your cake and eat it too…and still lose the weight. From desolate, defeated & done to a dedicated life living my destiny helping others feel, look and be the best they can! Hi, Iam Becca, shortly after I awakened, I started BeccaTebonFIT because I realized others felt the same as me and let their adversities and "nouns" (people, places and things) hold them back. Life's immense changes have changed me and my life! My once sickened body is strong and my mind feels sexy. I've committed to helping others with their health, weight loss and feeling better about who they are and decode their gaps so they can see clearly what is missing and how to get it. Iam not done growing— I intentionally evolved and becoming a better person, mom, friend, coach, speaker, God's girl. Every day. I have been in wellness since birth — as a patient. And now, Iam a certified holistic health coach and started my professional fitness career at 19. My expert support includes: Mindset/Self Love, Body, Nutrition, Energy, Green Living and Food/Recipes, that guide you with proven tactics and science-based research to live a lifestyle of health, a life filled with happiness — on purpose and with intention and gratification. Grab a goodie and join the community @ www.BeccaTebon.com/spring-detox — join a Webinar, fitness or foodie challenge... NOW is YOUR TIME! XOXO

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