Healthy Snacks for Hypoglycemics

on July 4, 2011

Connie Bennett, author of Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life – And How You Can Get Back on Track, has made it her life’s mission to help people kick the sugar habit, whether they suffer from blood sugar problems or just want to eat better. Here are some of her favorite low-sugar snacks.

  • 2 T hummus or black bean spread on thick slices of cucumber or red pepper
  • 2 t goat cheese spread on large stalks of celery (preferably organic)
  • 1 T natural (sugar-free) peanut, almond, or soy butter on any kind of vegetable or an apple
  • 2 oz. organic turkey rolled up in lettuce
  • 8 oz. lentil, split pea, or black-bean soup
  • 1 hardboiled egg with some celery sticks or other vegetable.
  • Tuna mixed with sugar-free mayo or just some herbs like cumin or tumeric, served with cucumber slices.
  • A handful of cooked edamame (soybeans)
  • One veggie burger (“Make sure the veggie burger has no sugar—most do,” notes Bennett.)
  • 1 medium size low-glycemic fruit (like a peach, plum or grapefruit) with 1 oz. nuts
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