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A medium-size radish has just 1 calorie and well under half a gram of carb
Try 3 red radishes with 1 tablespoon fat free cream cheese, then lightly sprinkle them with chives...20 calories and 2 grams of carb...A radish is low in digestible carbs and high in roughage and water, it makes for a healthy munch for Diabetics and dieters alike.
Make a Radish dip, slice in salads, eat as a snack.....
Kavli Crispy Thin Whole Grain Crispbread
Fat-free and low in sodium with a mild nutty flavor and easy crunch. 1 generous-size serving... 17 calories and 4 grams of carb
The Grain Crisp bread is made from 100 percent whole grain rye flour...so it digests slowly and should not create a sugar surge
Are you a tomato fan?
Are you a tomato fan? Cherry Tomatoes are perfect for guilt-free nibbling. You can enjoy a snack of 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes for just 13 calories and 2 grams of carb.
Pumpernickel Bread has resistant starch and is a fat burning carb. Rye is also a good choice.....once resistant starch reaches the large colon, it is fermented by bacteria, similar to how fiber is digested, so it does not raise blood sugar levels
Celebrate with A Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary 127 calories
or try Citrus Vodka 2.5 Ounces and club soda 84 CALORIES
Champagne 5 OUNCES @ 96 calories
6 Shrimp.... and 2 Tbs.of cocktail sauce...Around 75 calories
Hummus & Potato Salad
Instead of using mayo...try hummus in your potato salad....have a small portion. It's creamy!
Green Tea Nixes Negative Effects
If you want pasta, drink a cup or two of green tea...it can tame blood sugar spikes that come from a starchy meal, those same spikes that can lead to sugar cravings and fatigue. Might keep you on track...test after!
Mix Your Own
1 tablespoon of jam is roughly 50 calories...take 1/2 cup of frozen berries and warm them with cinnamon and ginger,,,it's half the calories and no sugar. Plus you get Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants.
Eat Raw Nuts
Dr. David Jenkins of the University of Toronto
concluded, “Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain.” Those following a natural lifestyle will choose non-irradiated nut sources that have not been processed or altered in any fashion. A 2 ounce serving is recommend by him. Nuts have not been found to contribute to weight gain in his report.