Sunday, November 2, 2014

Peanut Butter Tops 25 Diabetic Snacks

Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. 

Diabetic Living's dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. 

From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Best Nut Butter
Winner: Simply Jif Creamy Peanut Butter (

Why it won: 
Peanut butter is the quintessential snack, and this variety has less sodium and sugar than regular peanut butter and a really smooth, peanutty flavor. Plus, it's a good source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

Taste-tester's quote: "I like the creamy feel and good peanut flavor."

Nutrition facts per 2 tablespoons:

  • 190 cal.
  • 6 g carb.
  • 16 g total fat (3 g sat. fat)
  • 8 g pro.
  • 65 mg sodium
  • 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

  • Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter
  • Arrowhead Mills Almond Butter

Source: Diabetic Living Online

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