Smart Snack Ideas

Want some great ideas for healthy snacks? Each snack contains approximately 1 carbohydrate per serving (15 grams total carbohydrates):

  • Small apple and 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 small plums and 1 oz. string cheese
  • Turkey roll-up: 1-2 slices turkey on a 6-inch tortilla with lettuce and a dab of light mayo
  • Single-serving fruit cup with ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 cups air-popped or microwave popcorn
  • 6 oz. light yogurt
  • Hardboiled egg with 8 whole-grain crackers (check nutrition label for carb content)
  • 1 cup vegetable soup
  • Sugar snap peas and baby carrots (or any non-starchy vegetable) with 2 tablespoons hummus and 6 whole-grain crackers (check nutrition label for carb content)

If you have diabetes, the Queen’s Diabetes Management and Education Center at both Punchbowl and West Oahu campuses, can help. Their skilled staff provides individualized plans for meals, exercise and weight management, self-monitoring of glucose, and more. Ask your primary care provider to make a referral or call the Center and the staff will call your doctor for you. At West Oahu: 808-691-3370. At Punchbowl: 808-691-4823.