Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 4, 2011 at 10:49 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Best Popcorn

Winner: Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!, 94% Fat Free Butter (orville.com)

Why it won: Although this microwave popcorn has fewer calories and less fat than typical movie theater popcorn, it has the same buttery, crisp taste that will make you want to pop in your favorite movie. Plus, you can check off 16 percent of your daily fiber requirement with one serving of this whole grain popcorn.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Reminds me of movie-style popcorn without the greasy feel!”

Nutrition facts per 3 1/2 cups

* 120 cal.
* 25 g carb.
* 2 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat)
* 4 g pro.
* 240 mg sodium
* 4 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Vic‘s Gourmet Lite White Half Salt (50% less salt)
* Newman’s Own All Natural Old Style Picture Show Microwave Popcorn

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