Type 2 diabetes - Snacks and meals

Posted by trellg132 @trellg132, Feb 1 1:46am

Type 2 diabetes what can I eat? I like green apples.

In 1953 my professor said apples didn't have good nutrition and they were a waste to eat. Now the experts say apples are good for you because they provide fiber and good carbs, however some apples are sweeter than others. Green apples make excellent baked pies but the pies can be not so good for you.
The important thing is balanced nutrients so apples for a snack could make a sugar spike if there is no protein to go with them. I love apple salad because I add nuts, celery, grapes, and other ingredients to the apples. It is very filling. A plain apple would only make me hungry. If you avoid the high carb and high sugar foods, you can eat about any nutritious foods in combination. Go to the produce department and try a new food every week. Enjoy. Dorisena

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@dorisena

In 1953 my professor said apples didn't have good nutrition and they were a waste to eat. Now the experts say apples are good for you because they provide fiber and good carbs, however some apples are sweeter than others. Green apples make excellent baked pies but the pies can be not so good for you.
The important thing is balanced nutrients so apples for a snack could make a sugar spike if there is no protein to go with them. I love apple salad because I add nuts, celery, grapes, and other ingredients to the apples. It is very filling. A plain apple would only make me hungry. If you avoid the high carb and high sugar foods, you can eat about any nutritious foods in combination. Go to the produce department and try a new food every week. Enjoy. Dorisena

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Oh thank you my snack with apples are natural peanutbutter

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Yes, natural peanut butter is good for a snack and the fat helps slow down the sugar rise, if any. My granddaughters have always eaten lots of peanut butter and were successful in gymnastics in their childhood. I have eaten a couple of peanut butter cookies this week without any rising blood sugar in the morning, but I eat them with my main meal, not as a snack. I find i need the high fiber diet even more as I age. I don't drink enough water, I think. Dorisena

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Attention to detail. 1. Know your numbers and 2. Be an active self manger. I enjoy food and I am looking forward to getting more information too. A good number of the foods that I eat contain only several grams of sugar. The beverages I like are chai tea; almond milk; coconut milk; and a nutritious protein shake with very low sugar. I have the protein shake twice a day with meals. My go to snack is a fairly new product from General Mills. I believe General Mills won the yogurt taste competition with it's new brand :ratio yogurt (vanilla is yum.) Also, I like Breyer's Smart Carbs chocolate covered almond ice cream bars. Daily RDA. Also, it's good to make it to the free Zoom classes offered by local hospitals for diabetes patient education. Enjoy your food.

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I like those ice cream bars, too, but the store is out of them right now. It is difficult to find nut bars with 15 grams of sugar. Most of them are at least we grams, but I carry one in my purse. Dorisena

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@hadit17

Attention to detail. 1. Know your numbers and 2. Be an active self manger. I enjoy food and I am looking forward to getting more information too. A good number of the foods that I eat contain only several grams of sugar. The beverages I like are chai tea; almond milk; coconut milk; and a nutritious protein shake with very low sugar. I have the protein shake twice a day with meals. My go to snack is a fairly new product from General Mills. I believe General Mills won the yogurt taste competition with it's new brand :ratio yogurt (vanilla is yum.) Also, I like Breyer's Smart Carbs chocolate covered almond ice cream bars. Daily RDA. Also, it's good to make it to the free Zoom classes offered by local hospitals for diabetes patient education. Enjoy your food.

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Yes I have some of them

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@dorisena

I like those ice cream bars, too, but the store is out of them right now. It is difficult to find nut bars with 15 grams of sugar. Most of them are at least we grams, but I carry one in my purse. Dorisena

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@dorisena @hadit17 You two enticed me to go to my shopping list in the store I am purchasing most of my groceries (curbside pickup) and they are out of them too! I will keep looking though. My husband always has a supply of Haagan Daaz bars in the freezer, along a gallon of chocolate ice cream. It would be nice if I could have something too!
JK

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I have a wonderful recipe for homemade ice cream that I make once in the summer and enjoy it, and I am able to use Truvia for sweetener and lots of vanilla. However, I also use sweetened condensed milk and it will cause a big spike even though I use heavy cream as well. I wish I could stop at just a small dish, but that is impossible so then I must exercise hard and curtail my diet for a day or two. I grew up with dairy farmers as neighbors so we could get heavy cream just by asking or trading something from our garden. My mother grew strawberries for a few years. These days it is difficult to get the cream because farmers have Holstein dairy cows for their high production and their bulk tanks have a stir mechanism in them which keeps the cream from separating so the farmer can't skim thick cream off the tank. We had our own cow during WWII. My mother made a cooked custard ice cream recipe. Wow! Dorisena

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@contentandwell

@dorisena @hadit17 You two enticed me to go to my shopping list in the store I am purchasing most of my groceries (curbside pickup) and they are out of them too! I will keep looking though. My husband always has a supply of Haagan Daaz bars in the freezer, along a gallon of chocolate ice cream. It would be nice if I could have something too!
JK

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Hi JK, I love ice cream too. I find H. Daaz sweeter than Baskin R. , the peanut butter choc is not too sweet 😊

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@hadit17

Attention to detail. 1. Know your numbers and 2. Be an active self manger. I enjoy food and I am looking forward to getting more information too. A good number of the foods that I eat contain only several grams of sugar. The beverages I like are chai tea; almond milk; coconut milk; and a nutritious protein shake with very low sugar. I have the protein shake twice a day with meals. My go to snack is a fairly new product from General Mills. I believe General Mills won the yogurt taste competition with it's new brand :ratio yogurt (vanilla is yum.) Also, I like Breyer's Smart Carbs chocolate covered almond ice cream bars. Daily RDA. Also, it's good to make it to the free Zoom classes offered by local hospitals for diabetes patient education. Enjoy your food.

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Hi , ice cream has low G. I , I think it’s alright to enjoy it , but not after a proper meal , the sugar will add up the next morning 😊. That’s my experience . Rgds Dinah

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@dorisena

Yes, natural peanut butter is good for a snack and the fat helps slow down the sugar rise, if any. My granddaughters have always eaten lots of peanut butter and were successful in gymnastics in their childhood. I have eaten a couple of peanut butter cookies this week without any rising blood sugar in the morning, but I eat them with my main meal, not as a snack. I find i need the high fiber diet even more as I age. I don't drink enough water, I think. Dorisena

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Peanut butter taken with green apples are great 👍

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Peanut butter chocolate ice cream would be a good choice if you want to cheat some on your diet because the fat content slows down the blood sugar spike.
If you eat it as part of an entire balanced dinner, there is also reduced spike in the blood sugar. That is the problem when you eat a sweet, sugary snack.
The spike on an empty stomach can be more pronounced. This is a relative thing, however, and depends on your entire day of eating and activity level.
This concept is learned over time as you adjust your diet to your needs. This works in my body and I have fewer high sugar counts. I seldom check my blood sugar at night because of my experience in managing my diet. It is better to overdo at lunch rather than in the evening, if you are tempted. Dorisena

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And, of course, remember it's better to eat an apple than to drink a glass of apple juice because it takes numerous apples to make a glass of juice so you'd be getting the extra sugar of all those apples. Same for oranges and other fruits.

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Oh, yes, Deanna, how I remember cranking the cider press and making gallons of fresh apple juice which gave us the "runs" and bad bacteria if the juice was not pasteurized before drinking. I made some wine out of some of it, and actually that was safer drinking because it fermented out some of the sugar.
We used up all the apples on the ground we could, so I processed the juice and canned it to make it safer to drink. Those days are gone now for me, and my muscles don't miss the hard cranking of that cider press which is stored in the corner of the barn. We learn to be healthier. Dorisena

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Deanna, we are doing so much better with our diets these days given nutritional information which keeps our bodies healthy. Our nutrition education is so much more advanced and helpful to keep our bodies running efficiently for longer, active lives. You won't hear me talking about the good old days on the farm when everything was better and we had no health problems. Rhubarb robs your blood of calcium and liver should only be eaten once a month. Goose fat is not a snack item but at least the sourkraut was good for you if you rinsed some of the saltiness away. Milk needs to be pasteurized and it is one of the most tested products we eat today. No funny business messing with milk safety these days.
Then there were pork rinds to eat which didn't help the diet at all unless you were husking corn in a corn stack in the middle of the winter. The one item I miss is homemade mince meat pie which is made from our own meat, condensed apple juice, dried raisins, and chopped apples and spices. i still think it is a healthy product to eat in the winter after a hard day's work. But not after a gigantic Thanksgiving dinner! We are making better choices these days. Dorisena

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