Diabetic Appetizers and Snacks
Treats offered at parties, celebrations, or even just around the office may be tempting, but they can wreak havoc with blood sugars. Following simple steps like keeping a drink in your hand or moving around the room help limit the urge to overindulge, and allow you to easily maintain the healthy habits necessary for a diabetic diet.
First up is our Hot Crab Dip. Our version of this indulgently creamy party classic contains only 63 calories per serving, but that doesn't mean you'll have to sacrifice taste.
Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
Not your average snack mix, this one is bursting with flavor from ginger stir-fry sauce, chili powder, and cumin.
Herbed Goat Cheese
This is a simple make-ahead recipe, ideal for summer entertaining. The longer the cheese refrigerates, the more flavor it absorbs from the herbs. You can leave it to marinate for up to two days. For optimal flavor, let the goat cheese stand at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving.
West Indies Shrimp
With only 2 grams of carbohydrates and less than 2 grams of fat per serving, what’s not to love about this make-ahead party appetizer? You can cook the shrimp and make the marinade ahead. Combine them just before serving.
Hot Artichoke-Cheese Dip
This artichoke cheese dip is just the thing when you hanker for a creamy, cheesy snack. And because you are likely to have the ingredients on hand in the fridge and freezer, it's also great for impromptu entertaining.
Orange and Avocado Salsa
Serve this salsa with chips, or spoon it atop sautéed chicken breast or fish. If you want to make the salsa ahead, omit the cilantro and avocado, and stir them in just before serving. If you find blood oranges, substitute them for regular oranges for seasonal color.