Diabetics must try these two snack recipes to keep their blood sugar normal   |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
Type 2 diabetes requires patients to consume healthy snacks frequently
Their blood sugar levels can otherwise drop too low, especially if they are on medication for the condition
Here are 2 easy and tasty recipes diabetics must try to keep their blood sugar managed
New Delhi: Diet control and management can help in keeping blood sugar levels under control, especially if you suffer from type 2 diabetes. Diet control can also help in the prevention of lifestyle condition. When you eat healthily, you can keep your weight in check, thereby reducing the risk of various diseases and conditions, including diabetes.
If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, frequent, small meals are the way to go. People who take medication to control their blood sugar should be even more mindful of the frequent meals, or your blood sugar levels can drop too low, and cause extreme fatigue and loss of consciousness. However, no one feels like eating the same, boring snacks every day. Here are 2 easy snack recipes that will not only help to keep your blood sugar levels under control but will also give a treat to your taste buds and elevate your mood.
2 easy and fun snack recipes for diabetics
Italian Herbed Nuts
1 teaspoon ghee
½ teaspoon italian seasoning
Salt, to taste
Garlic pepper, ½ teaspoon
A handful of walnuts, cashews, almonds
¼ cup cheese
Add ghee, Worcestershire sauce and all seasonings to a bowl. Mix well.
Add the nuts, and coat them well in the mixture.
Spread the nuts on a baking tray, and sprinkle with some cheese.
Place the baking tray in the oven, pre-heated at 325 degrees.
Bake for 15 minutes, while flipping them every 5 minutes.
The nuts can be consumed immediately, or can also be stored for the future. The nuts may feel a little chewy in texture at first but will become crunchier as they cool.
Coconut Milk Fruit Pudding
1 cup of coconut milk
½ cup coconut cream
Fresh fruits – mangoes, kiwi, oranges, grapes, etc – diced
Crushed nuts – 1 tablespoon
Mix coconut milk and cream in a bowl, and whisk to make a thick, runny mixture.
Add chopped fruits in the mixture.
Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours.
Sprinkle with some chopped nuts and serve cold.
This recipe can act as a healthy dessert recipe for diabetics. The natural sweetness of coconut milk and cream and that of the fruits is enough to provide a mildly sweet taste to it, without the addition of artificial sugars. However, this recipe should not be consumed if one’s sugar levels are already high, as even too much natural sugar can spike it too much, causing complications.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional healthcare provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.