Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat to your diet. But, what if you are just straight up hungry?
Here are our top picks for snacks that require minimal refrigeration (perhaps just an ice pack), are easy to eat, and will help keep your blood sugar from spiking:
- Trail mixes- a combination of nuts and seeds for protein and “good fats”, a little dried fruit and perhaps even some chocolate for a sweet kick. Just watch out for portion control. Buy it or pack it in snack packs, so you don’t eat an entire 10 serving bag!
- Deli meat and cheese rolls- protein, protein, protein. Roll up a slice of deli ham or turkey around 1/2 slice of cheese. Eat 2 or 3 rolls and dip into mustard for a kick. Or, take a cue from your kid, and just grab a low fat cheese stick.
- Raw veggies dipped in hummus- carrots, celery, cucumbers, snap peas, etc. Nutritious, delicious, and with a couple tablespoons of hummus (made from chick peas) adds lean protein. Mini dip containers for travel are easy to find in the storage section of your grocery store.
- An apple a day- keeps the doctor away, right? Easy to pack, low in sugar, satisfying.
- Need a quick meal on the go? We love Panera’s Green Goddess Salad. Avocado, lots of greens, and bacon crumbles. Yum!
What are your favorite on-the-go snacks? Share them with us!