I’ve definitely cleaned up my diet since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It’s actually been a great thing for me. It was challenging knowing what to eat at first, but I’ve since found plenty of foods that work with my guidelines.
Here are my five favorite snacks right now.
Strawberry Chocolate Shake
This easy shake is one of my favorite before-bedtime treats. To make it, I blend a scoop of low-sugar chocolate whey protein (my doctor approved), a cup of frozen strawberries, a half cup of plain Greek yogurt, and a little bit of skim milk. Sometimes, if I’m feeling fancy, I top it off with whipped cream (only 1g of sugar per serving).
Rice Cake With Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
I buy the plain brown rice cakes from Aldi – be sure to check labels for hidden sugars that may be found in different flavors. Add peanut butter, a few dark chocolate chips, and sprinkle with cinnamon. This snack keeps me full and focused through the afternoon slump.
Berries and Whipped Cream
I love berries, especially with a little whipped cream. I’m glad I’m encouraged to have fresh fruit on my GDM diet. I can have about 3/4 cup with whipped cream and stay within my numbers.
Think! Protein Bars
Beware the hidden sugars and carbs in most protein bars. The Think! bars work well for me because they don’t contain artificial sugars, they are relatively low-carb, and they taste great.
Apples, Cheese, and Veggies
I balance the carbs in this snack with a few cheese cubes. It’s fresh and filling! You could sub out the broccoli for cucumbers or carrots or the apples for grapes. There are so many combinations.
What are your favorite snacks right now? Let me know in the comments! 🌻 If you enjoyed this post, be sure to subscribe to my blog and find me on Instagram @pearlsandbarbells.
Disclaimer: As you know, I’m not a doctor, so please consult your doc or dietician for more info on what’s best to eat during your pregnancy.