Healthy Snack Ideas

Jul 23, 2018

There are lots of healthy food choices that can be used as snack foods. People with diabetes may require snacks between meals and for supper. For specific advice, discuss this with your Doctor, Dietitian or Credentialled Diabetes Educator.

Here’s a list of our favourite healthy snacks.


  • Select fruit that is in season (e.g. an apple, a banana, a peach, a pear, 3 apricots, 1/2 a cup of grapes, and 1 cup of strawberries).
  • Frozen fruit
  • Frozen fruit juice cubes
  • 1 small serve of dried fruit


Salads & Vegetables
  • Vegetable sticks (e.g. celery, carrot, capsicum, snow peas) with 1 tbsp low fat dip.
  • Celery boats filled with 2 tbsp of cottage cheese and tomato


  • 30 grams of mixed or unsalted nuts


  • 1 slice of raisin toast or multigrain bread


Dairy Products
  • 1 tub of low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 cup of low-fat custard


  • 1/2 cup of high fibre breakfast cereal


  • 1 cup or 250 mls of milk preferably Hi Low or soy milk or fruit smoothie
  • 1 café latté


Savoury Treats
  • 30 grams of salt reduced pretzels
  • Wheat biscuits topped with cottage cheese, tomato and chives
  • 1 cup of plain popcorn


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