18 April 2019

Spotlight: Smart Snacking

Gi and Diabetes

If you find yourself in need of an afternoon pick me up, you don’t need to go hungry – just try to snack smart with healthier low Gi options that offer sustained energy and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Some quick, simple and yummy ideas for healthy low Gi snacking include:

  • Berries with low-fat yoghurt and desiccated coconut flakes
  • Handful of mixed nuts
  • Apple slices with peanut butter
  • Small smoothie made with avocado, banana and almond milk
  • Baby cucumbers or carrot sticks with hummus
  • Slice of authentic sourdough toast with avocado
  • Popcorn
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Raisin toast
  • Snack products that carry the GI Symbol, such as Uncle Tobys Milk & Oat Bars

Avoid high GI refined flour products such as cookies, biscuits, cakes or pastries. You could also try making your own low Gi snacks to have on hand, such as:

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