Can you imagine life without snacks? The good news is you don’t have to. Snacks can help satisfy hunger between meals. Some can help keep your blood sugar from dropping too low, or even help you recover after exercising. See the ideas below and click on this Delicious, Nutritious, Diabetes-Friendly Recipes video for even more ideas you’ll love.

  1. Turkey cheese wrap. Top a slice of cheese with a slice of turkey and some greens then roll it up.
  2. Plain Greek yogurt parfait topped with ¼ cup berries or other chopped fruit and 1 tbsp chopped nuts.
  3. Guacamole & raw veggies. Dip raw veggie in ¼ cup guacamole.
  4. Avocado bowl. Top half an avocado with 1-2 tbsp salsa and 1 tsp shredded cheese. You don’t even need to peel the avocado.
  5. Fruit & cheese. Have one small piece of fruit with a string cheese.
  6. Popcorn. Top it with 1 tsp olive oil or season with your favorite spice.
  7. Trail mix made with 1 tbsp each of pumpkin or sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, and raisins, or a small handful of dried fruit.
  8. Peanut butter & chocolate. Dip 2 small pieces of dark chocolate (>70% cocoa) in 2 tsp peanut butter.
  9. Avocado toast. Top 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted, with a quarter of a small avocado.
  10. Hard-boiled egg. Kick it up a notch with your favorite hot sauce.
  11. Hummus with veggies or whole grain pita.
  12. Unsweetened apple sauce with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
  13. Skinny latte made with skim milk.
  14. Glucerna® shakes and bars.

A Glucerna smoothie can hit the spot

Glucerna is a great way to make recipes diabetes-friendly. Try the refreshing, easy-to-make Glucerna Strawberry Fruit Smoothie below and click on this link for more delicious recipes: Great-Tasting Ways to Shake Things up with Glucerna.

Glucerna Strawberry Fruit Smoothie

Nutrition facts per serving: 290 calories, 18g protein, 12g fat, 32g carbohydrates, 14g sugars, 10g fiber

  • MAKES: 1 serving
  • PREP TIME: 5 minutes
  • COOK TIME: No cooking


  • 1 Homemade Vanilla Glucerna Hunger Smart® shake
  • 1 ¼ cups whole strawberries
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup ice


Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into a tall glass and serve.