Low-Point snack guide for diabetes

Our experts have put together a list of low-Point snacks to help you better manage your blood sugar levels between meals.
Published 5 July 2023 | Updated 28 June 2024

For people living with diabetes, snacks play an important role in helping manage blood sugar levels throughout the day and preventing low blood sugar, or hypoglycaemia. Our experts suggest incorporating small to moderate sized meals every 2 to 3 hours throughout the day to help maintain both your blood sugar levels and hunger levels. It’s a good idea to go for snacks that include a source of protein or wholegrain carbohydrates to help you feel fuller for longer too.

Here are our diabetes-friendly snack ideas to give you some inspiration.

ZeroPoint snacks

  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Edamame beans
  • Homemade roasted chickpeas

Tip: While these snacks are ZeroPoints, it's still important to eat them mindfully and stop when you feel satisfied.

1 Point snacks

  • 1 cup air-popped popcorn
  • 1 x thin multigrain corn cake with tuna in springwater
  • 1 packet roasted seaweed crisps
  • Celery and carrot sticks with 1 tbs hummus
  • Sliced cucumber and capsicum with 2 tbs of 97% fat-free cottage cheese

2 Points snacks

  • 10 roasted almonds
  • 1 cup fresh fruit salad
  • 1 medium peach
  • 1 packet roasted fava beans

3 Points snacks

  • 1 cup 99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened
  • 2 thin rice cakes with 3 tbs mashed avocado
  • 1 medium banana

4 Points snacks

  • 30g mixed nuts
  • 1 cup 99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened, with 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 1/2 sliced apple with 2 tsp natural peanut butter
  • 3 wholegrain crackers with 30g extra light cheddar cheese