Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

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What are some good snacks for a person who has diabetes?

It certainly isn't necessary to have snacks,  but if you have diabetes and want to either have a snack or think about something to take with you traveling, the key is to check Nutrition Facts labels on packaged items and also the serving size.  If you need a few carbohydrates,  combine carbohydrates with protein or if you just want a snack without carbohydrates, just  have just the protein.


• Nut Butter (almond, peanut, soy)                                         

• Hard boiled egg                                                                        

• Cottage Cheese                                                                        

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• Plain Greek or Skyr yogurt                                                     

• Cheese


• Crackers or bread (whole wheat or whole grain)

• Fresh, frozen or dried fruit

• Plain Cow's milk or flavored Soy Beverage

• Cereal (9gm of sugar less/serving)

Note: Non-starchy vegetables also make a good snack choice because they have few carbohydrates - celery, grape or cherry tomatoes, raw baby carrots, snap peas, radishes, jicama.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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