15 Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

Here are 15 diabetes-friendly snack ideas to get you started:

• One tablespoon of peanut butter, spread on slices of a medium apple

• One cup of tomato soup, with five whole-grain crackers

• Three cups of air-popped popcorn, sprinkled with three tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese

• A fruit smoothie: Blend 1 cup of fat-free milk, . cup of frozen strawberries and . of a banana

• Trail mix: . oz bite-sized pretzels, and 10 dry-roasted peanuts

• Nachos: 10 tortilla chips (baked), 1 oz of low-fat cheddar cheese and . cup salsa

• One-half of a small banana, mashed and mixed with 2 tsp of peanut butter, on . of a

whole-wheat English muffin

• Three cups of air-popped popcorn and 1 oz of dry-roasted almonds

• Seventeen seedless grapes and 1 oz of low-fat Colby or cheddar cheese

• One hard-boiled egg and 2 tbsps of guacamole

• One-half cup of roasted chickpeas

• One-half cup of low-fat cottage cheese and nine baby carrots

• Three (2 .-inch) graham crackers, and . cup of skim milk

• One cup of plain Greek yogurt, and . cup of berries

• One cup of shelled edamame.

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