Diabetic friendly snacks

Snacks will always be on the menu. Loaded with fibre, protein, and healthy fats, these are the between-meal bites you need in your life.
Published 26 May 2022 | Updated 1 May 2024

Choosing healthy snacks can be difficult when you have diabetes.

Between-meal bites are the perfect chance to get a shot of energy and nutrients. “When you’re overly hungry, it’s harder to make healthy decisions,” says Angela Goscilo, M.S., a registered dietitian nutritionist. The key is to choose snacks that are high in fibre, protein and healthy fats. These nutrients will help keep your blood sugar levels under control while keeping you full till your next meal.

Here are some ideas for diabetic friendly snacks to get you started:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Handful of almonds
  • Yoghurt with berries
  • Veggie sticks with hummus
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Apple slices with nut butter
  • Popcorn
  • Nut butter with celery sticks
  • Energy bites (bliss balls)
  • Egg muffins