Diabetes-friendly Snacks to Munch On!

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It’s essential to regularly monitor your sugar levels. Similarly, it is equally necessary to maintain a proper diet with an exercise regime so that your body can keep the sugar levels under control. It is best to skip the snacks in between meals so your body gets more time to break down and remove the unwanted or undesired sugars. Yet, one can’t resist always. Right? 😉 Hence, we bring three delicious and diabetic-friendly snacks recipes for diabetic patients.

Recipes for Diabetes-friendly Snacks

diabetes-friendly snacks

Eggplant Chips

With its low glycemic index and high fibre content, eggplants make for a great snack when you are looking for something tasty and yet healthy. These chips are easy enough to cook up.

Ingredients:

  • Eggplant
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Some spices as desired by you

Method:

  1. Cut a whole eggplant into thin slices and spray them liberally with olive oil.
  2. Add salt to taste and some spices to give it a flavour.
  3. Now make a single layer of the slices in a plate and bake them in the oven.
  4. Crispy eggplant chips should now be ready to be served. 

crackers

Whole-grain Crackers

Whole grains, unlike refined grains, are considered excellent food for diabetic patients. The complex sugars in them can easily be broken down without creating an excess of sugars in our body.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of wheat flour
  • Ground Oats
  • 2 spoons flax seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red chilli flakes
  • Salt
  • Oil

Method:

  1. To make the crackers, you’ll need half a cup each of whole wheat flour and ground oats; two spoons of flax seeds, sesame seeds, red chilli flakes, and salt.
  2. Knead all the dry ingredients with oil.
  3. Make little round shapes out of the dough.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180° and bake the crackers for about 20 minutes.
  5. Your whole grain crackers are ready to be enjoyed. 

yoghurt

Sugar-free Greek Yogurt with Almonds and Raisins

This is probably the easiest snack to make besides being the most healthy of all the three. Sugar-free Greek yogurts have all the ingredients that are excellent for diabetic patients.

Ingredients:

  • Yogurts
  • Dry Fruits like almonds and raisins
  • Fresh Berries

Method:

    1. Store yogurt in your refrigerator and you can make the snack in two minutes.
    2. You will also need some dry fruits and fresh berries.
    3. Add a topping of small slices of almonds, whole raisins and berries to the yogurt.
    4. You can also make a batch of yogurt at home if you have a small amount of it to begin with.

Tip: It is always better to use homemade yogurt since you can get them fresh every time.

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