10 Great Low-Glycemic Snacks

Updated: Jun. 21, 2017

Eating more of these foods and fewer high-glycemic foods reduces your risk of developing insulin resistance, a core problem underlying type 2 diabetes. Low-glycemic foods are often rich in fiber, protein, or fat, though it’s not smart to eat fatty foods just for the sake of your blood sugar unless those fats are “good” (unsaturated) fats.


An apple

Make sure you eat it with the skin to get the full benefits.

Whole wheat crackers

Spread a few with peanut butter and enjoy.

Baby carrots

Dip them in a little low-fat sour cream for a healthy, low-glycemic snack.


Walnuts or almonds

Snack on either or both in a small handful.

Low-fat yogurt

Sprinkle a portion with fresh fruit or bran cereal for extra fiber.


A toasted whole-wheat pita

You can snack on it with a scoop of a protein-rich bean dip.


Pop out of the pods, and sprinkle with a little salt.


But make this snack in an air popper versus from the microwave, or with additional toppings.

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Dried apricots

Make a snack-sized serving of no more than 1/3 cup.


Great for on the go, a hard-boiled egg makes a satisfying low-glycemic snack.

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