12 Sweet and Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

1. Dark chocolate

It’s especially rich in flavonoids, a type of plant compound that may help prevent insulin resistance and protect against heart problems for people with type 2 diabetes

2. Pears

Pears are a great source of fiber, boasting over 4 grams of fiber, with 21.3 grams of carbs, in each 1-cup (140-gram) serving

3. Apples

Try slicing apples and adding a bit of cinnamon for an easy snack on the go, or pair with some peanut butter to boost your intake of protein and healthy fats.

4. Grapes

Red grapes are also loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, which may help decrease oxidative stress and protect against health complications related to diabetes

5. Greek yogurt

With 20 grams of protein in each 7-ounce (200-gram) serving, Greek yogurt can be an excellent snack option for people with diabetes


According to one review of 12 studies, adding chia seeds to your diet may be associated with lower blood sugar levels and reductions in diastolic blood pressure

7. Low carb energy bites

Low carb energy bites are convenient, portable snacks that you can easily customize to fit your personal food preferences.

8. Cottage cheese fruit bowl

Some research suggests that low fat dairy products, such as cottage cheese,may be beneficial for improving insulin resistance and decreasing both body weight and belly fat 

9. Trail mixShare on Pinterest

Trail mix is portable, convenient, and completely customizable, making it a great snack for people with diabetes.

Bananas are a good source of fiber and have a low glycemic index, which may be beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels

10. Banana ice cream

Smoothies can be a quick and easy way to squeeze some extra fiber and protein into your diet while also satisfying your sweet tooth.

11. Protein smoothie

Chickpeas are incredibly nutrient dense, packing plenty of protein, fiber, folate, and manganese into each serving

12. Cinnamon-roasted chickpeas

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