10 Low-Carb Snacks for Diabetes

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Diabetes patients can benefit from snacking. Our favorite low-sugar snacks are below. Also, healthy snacking advice.

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Despite its high carb content, fruit is diabetes-friendly. Strawberry and watermelon are low-carb. Be wary of your fruit intake per sitting.


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Turkey Slim Jims, like other red meat-based sticks, are leaner (around 1 gram of saturated fat), provide a lot of protein, and have little carbohydrates. 

Turkey Snack Stick

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These have 1 gram of carbs per serving, making them ideal for carb watchers. For people who want simplicity, they only include cheese.

Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisp

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The USDA reports 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of carbohydrate in a half cup of 2% milk fat cottage cheese. Calcium and potassium are added. 

Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

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These crispy, dry bits are healthier than chips. One bag provides 9 or 10 grams of carbs (depending on flavor) and 3 grams of fiber. Bags provide 70% of daily vitamin C.

Rhythm Foods Cauliflower Bite

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Sweet and crunchy desires are satisfied by this flavor. Although it may seem rich in carbs, a 1/4 cup portion has only 7 grams. You receive 5 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.

Wonderful Honey Roasted Pistachio

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Just under 1 gram of carbohydrate and 70 calories per egg. Many companies produce grab-and-go variants of this snack to make egg eating easier. Eggs have another benefit for diabetics. 

Hard-Boiled Egg

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One serving has 0 calories and 0 carbs. Yes, you read properly. With 320 milligrams of salt per serving, each bag provides 3 servings. Nothing beats a zero-carb snack. If you can't find this brand or product, don't worry. 

Oh Snap! Pickling Co. Dilly Bite

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Diabetes doesn't preclude sweet tooths. Clio's chocolate-wrapped Greek yogurt bars can be eaten cold or frozen. A 140-calorie bar comprises 12 grams of carbohydrate, 10 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber, and 8 grams of protein. 

Clio Vanilla Greek Yogurt Bar

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Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning make a quick festive snack. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian, making them suitable for most diets. 

Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seed

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