18 April 2019

Spotlight: Smart Snacking

GI and Diabetes

How to snack smart with Low GI

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. Low GI snacks will give you 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 or low-fat yoghurt, berries and traditional oats
  • Baby cucumbers, carrot sticks, celery or capsicum with hummus
  • Slice of low GI toast or wholegrain crispbreads with avocado and tomato
  • Unsalted popcorn
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Raisin toast
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Snack products that carry the GI Symbol

Just try to avoid high GI refined flour products such as cookies, biscuits, cakes or pastries.

Need some snack recipe inspiration? Head to our smart snacking recipe collection.

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