No Carb “snacks”

My son was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I am looking for snack ideas that he can eat without having to having to count carbs etc. So far I have just been carrying around various cold cuts and cheese sticks and a few veggie sticks that count. I have meals under control but it’s the in between snacks that I am at a loss for. Anyone in the same boat?

Answers

  1. mcf

    Check out the “special diets” boards

    .. lots of discussion there, including snacks for a diabetic child to take to school. Here’s one thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844259 and the snack thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/864492 and a great web site so you’ll be in a better position to understand your choices: phlaunt.com/diabetes. The single most important piece of advice anywhere for reaching the best choices individualized: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/flyer…

    1. re: mcf
      magiesmom

      nuts and nut butters are excellent snacks

    2. weezieduzzit

      I’m not diabetic but I do eat low carb

      frico, hard cooked eggs, salami chips, fat bombs when I want something sweet (pretty rare for me, I don’t crave sweet often,) meat jerkys, deviled eggs, jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese wrapped in bacon and baked (I’ll eat these right out of the fridge,) some people like pork rinds when they crave crunch.

      1. re: weezieduzzit
        mcf

        I always have a bag of almonds in my car, cheese sticks with full fat do very well all day without refrigeration

        Some kids like jerky snacks. The special diets boards has a thread discussing the best protein/snack bars for diabetics with the most wholesome ingredients, too.

        1. re: mcf
          mcf

          Have a new entry; Kind has a new line of nuts and spices bars

          The dark chocolate, nuts and sea salt bar is 16 grams of carbs of which 5 are sugars and 7 are fiber. Very good, though I’d like a touch more salt and a bit less sugar…. nutrition info here: http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nut… There are a few other bars in this new line, I haven’t checked the nutrient data on the others, but I plan to buy these by the case for my husband… good ingredients, compared to so many other bars. Here’s the whole assortment of the new lower sugar nuts and spice bars: http://www.kindsnacks.com/nuts-spices…

      2. Isolda

        Beef jerky

        Toasted seeds or nuts. (Trader Joe’s has lots of options in the nut/dried fruit aisle.) They also have bean chips that may be low carb. You’d have to check the labels to be sure.

        1. King of Northern Blvd

          Thanks guys

          Very helpful. I didn’t realize there was a special diet board..

          1. re: King of Northern Blvd
            mcf

            It’s pretty new

          2. pinehurst

            Lots of choices! My husband (diagnosed in July) loves hard boiled eggs

            ..not for everyone, but lots of markets even carry them pre-peeled for grab and go if you’re pressed for time. Cheese sticks for sure…mild mozzarella, sharp cheddar wedges. Does he like olives? I like to mix up a little container of olives (tuna stuffed, spanish, black, pitted kalamata, cured). How about a giant dill pickle sometimes? And for sure almonds…a handful of walnuts. Celery stuffed with peanut butter or full fat cream cheese.

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