Snacking isn’t right for everyone who has diabetes, but for some people, especially those who go more than four or five hours between meals, snacks have a place on the menu. The trick is to choose healthy snacks. Unfortunately, many of the items in the “snack aisle” are filled with cheap ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil that make good profits for the manufacturers but do little or nothing for you besides upping your consumption of empty calories, dangerous fats, and refined carbohydrates, which wreak havoc on blood sugar and contribute to weight gain. Here’s how to select treats that indulge your sweet and salty cravings but won’t lead you astray of your dietary goals. (Hint: You’ll be venturing outside the snack aisle.)
Though the sticks may be a little more expensive than pound-sized blocks of mozzarella ounce for ounce, they're a sound nutritional investment.