Choose This, Not That Diabetic Snacks

October 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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Some smart and healthy tips on fighting those snack attacks, from Diabetic Living On Line.

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Choose This, Not That Diabetic Snacks
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.

 

Smart Ways to Satisfy Snack Cravings
Managing weight and blood sugar would be easier if we craved cauliflower, chicken breasts, and kale instead of cake, chips, and cheesy crackers. Although you probably won’t bypass every tempting food that comes your way, the more often you make a smart swap, the better off your health will be. Here we tackle some of the biggest snack temptations shared by Diabetic Living readers….

 

Choose Frozen Low-Fat Greek Yogurt Over Gourmet Ice Cream
Choose This: Strawberry frozen low-fat Greek yogurt (1/2 cup = 130 cal., 19 g carb., 2.5 g fat, 7 g pro.)

Not That: Strawberry gourmet ice cream (1/2 cup = 240 cal., 22 g carb., 15 g fat, 4 g pro.)

When you want a smooth and creamy frozen dessert, pass up high-fat gourmet ice cream for frozen Greek yogurt. This low-fat swap cuts the calories in half. Plus, frozen Greek yogurt is higher in hunger-satisfying protein and has gut-loving probiotics not found in ice cream….

 
* Click the link below to get all the tips!

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/low-carb-snacks-for-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.697433&esrc=nwdlo101513

Choose This, Not That Diabetic Snacks

April 27, 2013 at 7:59 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This weeks Diabetic Living on Line is all about those snack cravings! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 
Choose This, Not That Diabetic SnacksDiabetic living logo
By Marsha McCulloch, M.S., RD, LD, 2013
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds.

 

Smart Ways to Satisfy Snack Cravings
Managing weight and blood sugar would be easier if we craved cauliflower, chicken breasts, and kale instead of cake, chips, and cheesy crackers. Although you probably won’t bypass every tempting food that comes your way, the more often you make a smart swap, the better off your health will be. Here we tackle some of the biggest snack temptations shared by Diabetic Living readers.

Note: The following nutrition information was tallied based on online nutrient databases, food labels, recipe calculations, and restaurant nutrition information….

 

 
*Read the complete article by clicking the link below*
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/low-carb-snacks-for-diabetes/?sssdmh=dm17.663773&esrc=nwdlo042313

Mastrad – Top Chips Maker

December 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM | Posted in Food, potatoes, snacks | Leave a comment
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Mastrad – Top Chips Maker

I’m a sucker for the info commercials so when I seen the one on the Mastard – Top Chips Maker I had to try it. It arrived well packaged with very little wait time. It comes with a peeler, hand held slicer, and the Top Chips Microwave tray. I only had some small Golden Potatoes so I used them, a bigger Potato would be better. Anyway I sliced them up and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Pepper. I ordered several packets of seasoning but I wanted to save them for the larger Potatoes. I followed the directions step by step and sure enough I had my first bowl of Chips! Like I said it would be better if I had larger Potatoes. They turned out good and crisp. I’ll be making more using the larger Potatoes to get a bigger chip. The instruction booklet also has several recipes in it. I’ll be trying it with Apples soon to make some Apple Chips. The product description is below.

Mastrad – Top Chips Maker
Create healthy chips and crispy snacks in minutes-all in your microwave with the Top Chips Maker. Crispy chips and snacks are achieved without any oils or fats, cooking up light and crispy, all with the use of your microwave. So many vegetables and fruits contain valuable vitamins and minerals that we miss out on because we don’t like the limited ways we know to prepare them. With the Top Chips Maker-you can add healthy nutrients to your diet in a fun and delicious way-without all the harmful preservatives you find in pre-packaged versions of your favorite crisp snacks. To use, just slice potatoes, or other fruits and vegetables thinly and evenly. Place in a single layer on the Top Chips Tray, and microwave according to enclosed directions. Season with your favorite topping and voila. You have a healthy, delicious snack that you will feel good about serving to your children and guests. Stack multiple trays to cook more than one serving at a time. A fun way for kids to experiment and try different vegetables and fruits they may not be used to.

The Top Chips maker is designed for even the smallest of microwaves, perfect for small microwaves such as those found in RVs, dorm rooms and apartments-you can use your Top Chips everywhere. Hand wash or top-rack dishwasher-safe. Made by Mastrad, the makers of innovative and award-winning kitchen products loved the world-over.
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Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 26, 2011 at 10:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | 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!

Best Tortilla Chips

Winner: Plocky’s Original Three Grain Tortilla Chips (plockys.com)

Why it won: These crisp and hearty tortilla chips are perfect alone, paired with your favorite salsa, or dipped in guacamole. Plus, they’re made of 84 percent whole grains from non-genetically-modified corn, wheat, and brown rice.

Taste-tester’s quote: “This chip has a hint of sweetness that makes it unique.”

Nutrition facts per 1 ounce (about 7-10 chips):

* 129 cal.
* 24 g carb.
* 4 g total fat (0 g sat. fat)
* 2 g pro.
* 90 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Tostitos Natural Yellow Corn Chips
* Garden of Eatin’ Blue Chips

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM | Posted in cheese, 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!

Best Single-Serving Cheese

Winner: Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Light (laughingcow.com)

Why it won: These rich and creamy cheese rounds taste anything but light and are perfect on-the-go protein snacks that can be paired with fruit or crackers. Plus, one round provides 20 percent of your daily calcium needs.

Taste-tester’s quote: “This melted in my mouth and has a great flavor.”

Nutrition facts per 1 round:

* 50 cal.
* 0 g carb.
* 3 g total fat (1.5 g sat. fat)
* 6 g pro.
* 160 mg sodium
* 0 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Sargento String Cheese, Light
* Kraft Snackables Twists, 2% Milk

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 24, 2011 at 2:10 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | 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!

Best Savory Dip

Winner: Garden Fresh Gourmet Mild Guacamole (gardenfreshsalsa.com)

Why it won: This creamy, flavorful guacamole is made with six simple ingredients, including avocadoes rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Plus, a serving provides 10 percent of your daily fiber needs.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Great flavor. Tastes freshly made.”

Nutrition facts per 2 tablespoons:

* 45 cal.
* 3 g carb.
* 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* <1 g pro.
* 105 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Wild Garden Hummus Dip, Sweet 2 Pepper
* Tribe Organic Hummus, Sweet Roasted Red Peppers Flavor

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | 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!

Best Pudding Snack Pack

Winner: Jell-O Sugar-Free Pudding Snacks, Chocolate Vanilla Swirl (jello.com)

Why it won: Can’t decide between chocolate and vanilla? These creamy, refrigerated pudding snacks will satisfy both cravings with just 60 calories. Plus, each serving provides 10 percent of your daily calcium needs.

Taste-tester’s quote: “I love the wonderful flavor and texture.”

Nutrition facts per 3.75-ounce carton:

* 60 cal.
* 12 g carb.
* 1.5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* 2 g pro.
* 180 mg sodium
* <1 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Hunt’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
* Jell-O Sugar-Free Cinnamon Roll Pudding

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, nuts, snacks | 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!

Best Savory Nuts

Winner: Planters Harvest California Almonds (planters.com)

Why it won: Go the extra mile with the staying power you’ll get from a handful of these flavorful nutrition powerhouses roasted in sea salt (without added oil). Plus, you’ll get 35 percent of your daily vitamin E and 12 percent of your daily fiber needs with just one serving.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Awesome!”

Nutrition facts per 1 ounce (about 25 nuts):

* 160 cal.
* 6 g carb.
* 14 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* 6 g pro.
* 95 mg sodium
* 3 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Good Sense Soynuts, Bar-B-Q Flavored
* Good Sense Soynuts, Hot ‘N Spicy

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | 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!

Best Puffed Crisps

Winner: Genisoy Soy Crisps, Rich Cheddar Cheese (genisoy.com)

Why it won: These cheesy crisps have a really satisfying crunch, making a tasty snack or a perfect partner for your favorite grab-and-go lunch. Plus, with 14 percent of your daily protein needs per serving, these crisps are anything but wimpy.

Taste-tester’s quote: “I love the cheese flavor and the large portion size.”

Nutrition facts per 17 crisps:

* 120 cal.
* 13 g carb.
* 4.5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* 7 g pro.
* 190 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Quaker Rice Cakes, Chocolate Crunch
* Extend Crisps, Cinnamon

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

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | 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!

Best Sweet Nuts

Winner: True North Peanut Clusters (truenorthsnacks.com)

Why it won: Get ready to satisfy your salty-sweet craving when you take a bite of these crunchy peanut clusters. Who knew “good for you” could taste so good? Plus, one serving meets 10 percent of your daily recommended intake of magnesium, a mineral that helps keep your heartbeat steady.

Taste-tester’s quote: “These are sweet, salty, and crunchy — great!”

Nutrition facts per 5 clusters:

* 170 cal.
* 9 g carb.
* 13 g total fat (2.5 g sat. fat)
* 6 g pro.
* 75 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Blue Diamond Natural Oven Roasted Almonds, Cinnamon Brown Sugar
* Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds, Dark Chocolate Flavor

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

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