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Low carb, nutritious snacks are crucial for kids or adults with diabetes.  Managing blood sugar is always a challenge for those with diabetes and even for those that don’t have it.  But eating healthy and sticking to a low-glycemic diet can be very tricky and sometimes confusing.  The trick? Think protein, fiber, and healthy fats as a source of good healthy snacks.

Here are 12 snacks that you can pack that are both healthy and tasty:

1.  Hard boiled eggs

2.  Cheese sticks

3.  Fruit bowls

4. Trail mix

5.  Applesauce cups

6. Protein bars

7. Cottage cheese snack packs

8. Apple

9. Veggies and dip

10. Black olives

11. Popcorn

12. Cereal

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I am a member of dLife, a great resource for diabetes.  Every once in a while they have some pretty informative quizzes.  Here is one that I found interesting.  I hope that you do too.

Drinking & Diabetes: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

I get on-line newsletters from dLife, which is a site that focuses on diabetes.  It’s a very good site and has a lot of useful information.  Yesterdays daily newsletter had an article about carbs.  Attached is a quiz that you can quiz yourself on about your knowledge of different foods and their carbohydrate values.  I thought I was pretty health conscientious, but I soon found out that I wasn’t all that knowledgeable about carbohydrate values and learned a few things.

Take the quiz, it’s only 10 questions.  I think you will be surprised at some of the facts.  And I guarantee that  you will actually come back with more knowledge than when you came in.  🙂

Take the Carb Quiz

Let me know how you did.

Almond Pork Tenderloin

Rating (1) Prep Time 90 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes Difficulty Easy
Yields 6 servings

Almond crusted pork in a sherry soy sauce marinade.


1 1/2 lb Pork, tenderloin, lean, raw
1/2 cup cooking sherry
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup fresh chopped onion
1 fresh carrots, peeled and diced
1 Celery, stalk, fresh, medium, chopped

Nutrition Facts
Makes 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241.1
Total Carbs 9.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.9g
Sugars 2.6g
Total Fat 7.7g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Unsaturated Fat 6.4g
Potassium 0mg
Protein 29.4g
Sodium 454.7mg
Dietary Exchanges
Fat 1, Meat 2 1/2, Starch , Vegetable 1, Very Lean Meat 1/4
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1 In small bowl stir together sherry, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic; pour over pork in a self-sealing bag.
2 Seal bag; Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour. Remove pork from marinade, reserving marinade; pat dry. Coat pork with almonds. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
3 Brown pork on all sides, about 5 minutes, turning carefully.
4 Reduce heat to low, add reserved marinade, onion, carrot, and celery; cover and simmer 10-12 minutes.
5 To serve, slice tenderloin and serve with vegetables and hot cooked rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro and accompany with a fruit salad.

Additional Information
Marinate the tenderloin overnight in the refrigerator, and finish preparation just before dinner. This skillet supper is on the table in fewer than 30 minutes. Accompany with a fresh fruit salad.


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