Some days, I constantly feel hungry, as if my stomach has a hole that immediately releases everything I eat. So, keeping healthy snacks around the house that won’t make my blood sugar spike then plummet is critical to my diet success. Take a look at this video to learn the top 10 snacks that won’t raise blood sugar. (If you don’t have time for the vide, scroll down to read the list.)
Two years ago I lost forty pounds. Dropping that forty pounds required laser focus. What I didn’t realize is that keeping the weight off would require laser focus as well. So, after putting ten pounds back on, I’m focused again. Making sure I have quick and easy snacks at hands reach is a big part of staying focused.
Ready to focus on you even when hunger strikes but dinner is hours away? Great! Here’s my top ten snacks that won’t raise your blood sugar:
- Popcorn: Yes, it has carbs, but not all carbs make your blood sugar spike. If you’re watching fat and weird, unnatural ingredients, pop your own. Use a brown paper bag to create your own microwave popcorn or use a silicone microwave popper.
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt: At just 100 calories per 3/4 cup, Greek yogurt is a great choice.
- Strawberries & Blueberries: Berries are low on the glycemic index and have a low glycemic load. Smash up a handful and stir into a bowl of Greek yogurt for an energizing afternoon snack.
- Peanut butter: But, what about all those sugars and carbs? Are you crazy, you ask? Nope, not crazy. Peanut butter packs a great protein punch. Gobble down a spoonful by itself or spread on apple slices, which brings us to our next super star snack.
- Apples: An apple only has about 70 calories and the fiber content will help keep you full and energized through your busy afternoon.
- Dark chocolate: Look for a dark chocolate bar with at least 70% cocoa, watch portion size and caloric value, and enjoy the chocolate. You know you want it.
- Boiled eggs: These little white and yellow orbs are my favorite mid-morning snack. Cook them in your Instant Pot for the easiest to peel eggs you’ve even had.
- Mozzarella string cheese: This lunchbox snack is a staple on every good-for-you snack list for good reason. It’s portable, portion controlled, and low calorie.
- Peanut M&Ms: What on Earth? M&Ms are straight up candy. Well, not quite. Peanut M&Ms combine a little chocolate with heart-healthy and low glycemic load peanuts. At 90 calories for a fun-size bag, you won’t blow your daily calorie count.
I know with my snacks stocked, I don’t have to risk becoming so hungry, I blow my calorie count at dinner or have my blood sugar dip too low. With these smart snack choices, I also don’t have to struggle through the dreaded three o’clock sleepiness when my blood sugar spikes then drops.
Happy eating, my friends!