20 Healthy carb-counted snacks from a dietitian’s kitchen

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Are there really snacks with healthy carbs out there? Figure out if snacking is for you and get ideas for healthy carb-counted snacks using foods from a dietitian's kitchen.

Healthy carb snacks

Why healthy carb-counted snacks, and how often?

Many people try to target a certain amount of carbohydrates in snacks, usually for weight or blood sugar management. Think about your personal preferences, along with your nutrition and fitness goals. Reasons people snack:

Plan for snacks with healthy carbs

Snacks featuring healthy carbs

These examples have a targeted amount of carbs balanced with protein and fat. The protein and fat can extend the energy to help keep you satisfied longer.

Carbohydrate target: 1-5 grams/snack

Carbohydrate target: 10-15 grams/snack

Carbohydrate target: 16-20 grams/snack

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Diabetes->Carbs & Carb Counting Meal Planning & Diets->Snacks
Mar 17, 2023
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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