Looking for healthy snacks: During the day I... - Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating
45,404 members8,289 posts

Looking for healthy snacks

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

During the day I’m quite good at not snacking and when I do it is fruit, however, after my evening meal all I want to do is eat rubbish, I know the answer is don’t buy rubbish but with 2 kids stuck at home all day (can’t punish them too much).

Bearing in mind I’m only shopping every 2 weeks or so, so I need things that will not go off too quickly, what amazing healthy things do you suggest? Oh yeah, and I’m T2 diabetic

29 Replies
oldestnewest

Interested to hear others thoughts on this too!

I have found making Kale crisps helpful in fighting my savoury snack urges.

But interns of chocolate, I tend to allow myself to have it. I make a bit of a thing of it though, so measure out about 20g of a nice dark chocolate in a nice dish and have a favourite hot drink to go with it. Kinda make a bit of a ceremony if it. So I don’t feel I’m missing out. But don’t overdo it either 👍🏻

I know what you mean about the chocolate, I still have a bar or two so need to replace it with something more healthy 😉

Kaz747
Kaz747Star

A dietitian told me years ago that if you’re going to have chocolate, have a few almonds with it so sometimes after dinner I’ll have 2 or 3 squares of dark chocolate and a few almonds - it’s a great combo.

RainbowSloth
RainbowSloth
in reply to Kaz747

Great tip!

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood
in reply to Kaz747

Sounds good, thank you!

Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hello JonnyBeGood i eat grapes as a snack instead of sweets and we have a Healthy Snacks Topic section please see:

healthunlocked.com/healthye...

You can eat nuts as a snack as these are long life and get you children making healthy snacks with you.

So good luck and do let us know how you get on.

Jerry 🍇

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood
in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry, I’ll take a look at that!

I know the feeling. As soon as I've had my evening meal, even if I'm full I want something sweet and once I start I cant stop.

Exactly the same, although I go running, I’ve no willpower at the moment!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JonnyBeGood

Do you eat a bedtime snack that has 30 grams of protein and 16-20 grams of carbs.? When I have blood sugars under 200, I have a Greek yogurt with a 30 gram protein bar so I don't have a severe hypo. while I sleep during the night hours. I also use a CGM 24/7 to be alarmed to the lows since I don't have awareness of feeling low blood sugars.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Hi JonnyBeGood,

Welcome to the group. Thank you for introducing yourself to the rest of the group. Feel free to continue posting and commenting, asking questions, take a look at the Topics/Events/Pinned Posts/Polls sections for ideas and suggestions for meals and/or snacks. We have a Diabetes topic and also a low carb topic.

Here's the free leaflets from the DRWF's website you can take a look at and show to your doctor at your next appointment. The free leaflets can be downloaded/read/listened to at anytime. There is a leaflet dealing with Diabetes and Diet. The second leaflet deals with Diabetes and Exercise. Click on: drwf.org.uk/understanding-d...

Here's the DRWF and DI group's pages for HU. They are:

DI: healthunlocked.com/diabetes...

DRWF: healthunlocked.com/drwfdiab...

HE Topics: healthunlocked.com/healthye...

healthunlocked.com/healthye...

I hope this helps! :-)

Thank you Activity2004, that’s very helpful!!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JonnyBeGood

You're welcome! When is your next Endocrinology appointment scheduled? I'm suppose to see my Endo. in the next few weeks mid-May. I'm a type 1 Diabetic.

I was scheduled to have a blood test end of March and the nurse a week later, however the surgery called to cancel both appointments as they put me in the ‘vulnerable’ category and said I could call if I was worried about something.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JonnyBeGood

Did they also say to walk around the house for exercise?

No they didn’t, but I have just completed the C25k recently and run 2 to 3 times a week so hopefully that helps me

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JonnyBeGood

Okay. If the weather gets bad outside, walk up and down the steps for exercise. I do this when I'm not on the computer or the weather by me is not nice.:-)

Good idea! I was going to buy a cross trainer when all the corona finally blows over, I can save myself a few quid now!!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator
in reply to JonnyBeGood

That's a great idea! Go for it! :-)

The healthiest way is not to snack. Everytime we eat we raise insulin levels, whereas it's when insulin is allowed to subside that we can tap into our reserves of energy, which is how we are designed to function optimally.

So, whilst eating should be tasty and enjoyable, if you think of it in terms of preventing our reserves of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals becoming exhausted instead of a direct source of fuelling the body, it is far healthier.

Fat should constitute most of what we need, in the ratio of our body's fat; 57% monounsaturated, 40% saturated, and just 3% EFAs.

That’s easier said than done, although I’ve come a long way to how I used to eat. If I try not to snack then I do have a tendency to break and eat everything I see so I really do need some snacks to stop me binging.

I appreciate that. That in itself can be an indication that what you ate is imbalanced/not providing what you need.

We don't need to avoid carbohydrate, but the vast majority find that when they keep to about 120g per day of low Gi carbohydrate and get most of their energy from natural fat instead, their appetite control is no longer an issue.

So, if you need more, eat sufficient natural fat at meal times.

God bless you.

Hi I’m T2 Diabetic Too, my favorite snack go to are almonds, Walnuts, boiled eggs and sugar free jello and cool whip. Not telling you what to feed your kids, when my kids where young there was no junk food in the house. It was given as a treat, their grownups now and don’t eat junk food, sweets is something they really Don’t care for. The saying Goes “you don’t miss what you Never had”. Those are empty calories they don’t need. They have plenty of time for the junk food. Enjoy

Thanks, I like almonds and boiled eggs! My kids don’t get sweets much rather a bag of crisps & a chocolate biscuit or the likes with their lunch.

I think everything is ok as long as there’s portion control. I even eat chips n candy following the ingredient labels. My favorite snack is a Granny Smith apple n boiled egg. They say to always have a protein with your carbs so the carbs don’t get absorbed into the system too quickly.

Thank you!

👍

Frozen grapes,

half a bar of Aldi 70% Moser Roth (72 calories),

a few nuts (10 or fewer, excluding large Brazil nuts),

an apple cut into slices with a teaspoon of peanut butter on the side of the plate for smearing,

150g 0% natural Greek yogurt, flavoured with something if preferred.

Not sure about frozen grapes but the rest sound great, thank you!

You may also like...