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The Master List of Low Carb Snacks for Low Carb Diets, Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

Chilled Yogurt with BerriesLooking for a list of low carb snacks to give you some ideas? This list will be frequently updated as I come across more snack ideas that work for low carb diets, gestational diabetes and diabetic diets. Since most of us don’t have time or the inclination to cook elaborate snacks, most of these can be thrown together in a matter of a few minutes. If the snack item on the list requires a recipe, the name of the snack will link to its corresponding recipe.

Carb counts next to each item will need to be verified with your own brands, but this gives you a good estimate for each snack. Continue reading

Bedtime Snacks for Diabetics and Gestational Diabetes: Beat the Dawn Phenomenon

Sweet DreamerBedtime snacks go against everything we are taught in our nutrition classes.  I have always known that eating after 8 p.m. will make me fat, so I avoid it.  That all changes when you have diabetes, however.  Bedtime snacks can become a critical component of managing blood sugar levels, particularly your fasting blood sugar.  Although you would logically expect to have low numbers after eight hours of sleeping, some people with diabetes and gestational diabetes notice higher than expected fasting blood sugar numbers.  This is due to what is known as The Dawn Phenomenon. Continue reading