Diabetes

Back to School: Low Carb Snacks for Kids

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Healthy snacks are great for everyone. But they are especially important for children with diabetes. Proper snacking can provide energy between meals and help manage blood sugar levels.

What Makes a Snack Diabetes-Friendly?

Snacks can supply a significant amount of your child's daily calories, so make them count!

Feed your little ones something that's low-carb and packed with nutrients:

 ≤ 15 carbs

≤ 200 calories

 Protein to support growth & satiety

Fiber to aid digestion & stunt BG spikes

 Vitamins and minerals for overall health

I Don't Have Time to Make Snacks

No time? No problem. Low carb, nutrient dense options that don't require prep do exist! Here's a roundup of 17 store-bought, diabetes-friendly nibbles you'll feel good about putting in your kid's lunchbox.kids snackskids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snackskids snacks kids snackskids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks kids snacks

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Andrea Lagotte
Aug 07, 2019

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