Dip into hummus
Think hummus is only a snack? This protein-rich dip also makes a terrific portable lunch. The chickpeas (garbanzo beans) used to make hummus are high in fiber and low in fat, making it a great addition to a diabetes diet. For the best nutrition, skip pita chips and use raw vegetables for dipping. ”Try carrots, cauliflower or broccoli,” says Dawn Sherr, practice manager at the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Hummus also makes a great sandwich filling—up your fiber intake by using whole-wheat bread and adding chopped veggies for crunch.