What to Eat with Diabetes: Best Chips

January 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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The pass along article of the week from Diabetic Living On Line web site fits in for those Super Bowl Parties this weekend. It’s info about those Chips and Pretzels Snacks. I’ve left the start of the article along with the web link for all the healthy info.



What to Eat with Diabetes: Best ChipsDiabetic living logo

By Jessie Shafer & Jane Burnett, RD, LD
Looking for a better snack chip? Try one of our 18 winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated pretzels, flavored chips, cheesy chips, plain potato chips, BBQ chips, and corn chips our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.

Taste-Tested and Diabetes-Friendly
It’s not easy to find diabetes-friendly snack options — especially foods that are notoriously unhealthful, such as greasy chips and salty pretzels. But we knew there had to be some delicious products out there. So we went on a mission to track down all the options that met our nutrition guidelines. Then we sent those products through a series of taste tests.

Some were too crunchy; others weren’t crunchy enough. But after being tasted by more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, the best-tasting chips and pretzels rose to the top. The winner in each category received the Diabetic Living What to Eat™ award. Pop open a bag and taste how yummy healthful snacks can be!

Nutritional Guidelines

— 200 calories or less
— 5 grams total fat or less
— 2 grams saturated fat or less
— 0 grams trans fat
— 25 grams carbohydrate or less
— 250 milligrams sodium or less
— At least 1 gram fiber per 15 grams carbohydrate

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