I've made a conscious effort this holiday season not to put on the pounds, and much to my surprise, I've actually been able to lose some LB's instead of gaining, without starving or feeling deprived. Here are a few snacks that have helped to make this possible without making me feel like the "Diabetes Snacky Grinch" is on my back.
Also... These work great for holiday parties and spreads.
Trader Joe's Flaxseed Tortilla Chips: - I can't say enough about these tasty treats. Lower in carbs & calories and much higher in fiber then the corn chips of yesteryear. I actually prefer them to other tortilla chips. Just match them up with some homemade black bean dip (no fat by the way, and super easy to make), a sprinkle of shredded cheddar, and lots of spicy hot Salsa, and your good to go!
Homemade Hummus with Jalapenos and Garlic: Just take your basic Hummus recipe and add a Jala and some garlic to the food processor. Mix it all up until smooth and place in a pretty bowl. have some raw baby carrots, red and yellow peppers, and celery on hand for dipping and your friends and family will love you even more!
Edemame: You can buy them frozen at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and they take about 5 minutes total to prepare. Snack on these babies while watching a marathon of "The Family Guy" and know that u are feeding both your body and mind with healthy doses of laughter and protein. Flavor some Sea Salt with turmeric or cumin and see how "Diabetesalicious" it can be! Also any leftovers can be put in the fridge and are just as tasty served cold.
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter and Honey: Tasty snack, nuff said.
Dark Chocolate Covered Soy Nuts: So good for your heart and totally feeds your chocolate craving.
Raspberry Vodka with lime wedges and Seltzer on the rocks. No sugar and low in calories.
Plus, potatoes are the food of my people..... CHEERS!
Look, I'm still enjoying the Christmas Cookies folks, but the snacks listed have helped me to balance it all out and keep the "fat jeans" loose & the sexy holiday skirt short!