Creating Diabetes-Friendly Snacks at Home

If you’re a diabetic, it’s particularly important to avoid skipping meals because this can destabilize your blood sugar levels. In fact, the American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetics eat three meals and two snacks each day. Choose low-calorie snacks with wholesome ingredients, such as fresh fruit and lean protein. One healthy snack idea is a diabetes-friendly smoothie.

Watch this video for two diabetes-friendly smoothie ideas. This cookbook author demonstrates how to make a 93-calorie smoothie flavored with cranberries, oranges, and bananas. She also makes a 138-calorie virgin pina colada smoothie. Instead of using sugary yogurt for her smoothies, she uses inventive ingredients such as liquid pasteurized egg whites.

The Certified Diabetes Educators at Riverside Community hospital can help you understand how to manage diabetes effectively. Residents of the Riverside area can contact our hospital at (951) 788-3000 for information about our other services, including bariatric weight loss, robotic surgery, and organ transplant.

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