5 Diabetic Treats that Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make

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Do a quick Google search and you’ll be able to find hundreds of great diabetic recipes, from sugar free Apple Pie to Chocolate cake. As wonderful as these recipes are, sometimes they can be a bit of a chore to make. When you’re on the go, sometimes it’s good to have the right ingredients on hand to whip up a quick snack. Here are some suggestions for diabetic treats:

1. String Cheese — String cheese is a great, protein-filled portable snack that you can take with you wherever you go. Not only is it quick, easy and requires no preparation beforehand, but the protein can help offset other foods that might have a higher sugar content.

2. Berry Fruit Smoothies — Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all great (and delicious!) sources of antioxidants. Mix your favorite blend of these frozen berries, add some yogurt, a teaspoon of vanilla and some artificial sweetener and you should have a great treat ready in under five minutes (granted your blender is clean!).

3. Peanut Butter Covered Apples — This is just one example, but Peanut butter can make a very versatile and quick snack food. If apples are not your thing, you can always go with a sandwich.

4. Hot Chocolate — All you need is some unsweetened cocoa power, some instant milk powder and sweetener, mix with water, and put it in the microwave and you’ve got a great quick winter treat.

5. Banana “Ice Cream” — Basically all you need to do is freeze a banana overnight and put it in a blender until it reaches the consistency of ice cream. Although bananas are generally quite high in sugar content for fruit, they’re fine in moderation.

What about you, do you have any quick snack ideas?

This is a Guest Post By TeachStreet. TeachStreet is a website dedicated to providing local and online classes, including cooking classes and nutrition classes.

Flickr photo by wwarby

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