14 Treats and Snacks for Those with Type 1 Diabetes
If you have type 1 diabetes, you’ve been told time again and again to stay away from the sugar. But what good is it if you aren’t told what to run to as a substitute?
The fact is that when everyone else (not those with type 1 diabetes) is eating birthday cake and ice cream, you need something as a substitute.
Here’s a long list of treats you can eat without feeling any guilt whatsoever:
- Ghirardelli chocolate bar, 85 to 90% chocolate, two to four squares. You want the dark chocolate, as dark chocolate is higher in flavonoids, which has more benefits for you
- Lindt 90% dark chocolate bar, two to four squares
- Melt the dark chocolate bar and then add some peanut butter to it to make your own Reese’s squares
- Melt the dark chocolate bar and dip the largest strawberries you can find into them
- Plain yogurt with 1 to 2 teaspoons undutched dark chocolate (not treated with alkali) and a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Coconut milk with dark chocolate (undutched, not treated with alkali), cinnamon and stevia for a sweetener
- Celery and black bean dip
- Cucumber strips with wasabi dip (the cool mixes with the hot)
- Kefir milk with berries added and cinnamon and then freeze for 10 minutes to make your own berry ice cream
- Frozen persimmon with 2 oz. kefir milk, cinnamon and ground almonds
- A small plate of olives, cheese and raw nuts
- Cucumber strips with hummus
- Almond flour muffins with raspberries
- Coconut flour muffins with sliced almonds and butter
Now take this list and share it with all your friends who have type 1 diabetes, too. The next time you get together, make a point for each of your friends to bring along a treat or snack and then have everyone share the recipes. You can multiply these 14 recipes by 10 in a few short months! Pretty soon you’ll have a whole cookbook on treats for those with type 1 diabetes. Sharing can be so much fun!