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Low carb snacks

Eating food that has carbohydrate will make your blood glucose rise. The amount it rises depends on the quantity that you eat at one time.

Eating snacks that are less than 10g of carbohydrate are thought to be a sensible quantity in order to keep your blood glucose levels in target which may help to manage your diabetes and prevent complications.

The reference table below shows example foods and drinks which contain less than 10g of carbohydrate per portion. Be mindful that although these snacks are low in carbohydrates, they may still be high in calories.

Your diabetes health care professional can discuss with you an ideal snack quantity to help manage your blood glucose levels.

Food Item Portion Size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Apple 1 small (85g) 8
Blueberries approx. 20 (40g) 4
Cherries 7 average (75g) 9
Grapefruit 1/2 medium (115g) 5
Kiwi 1 average (50g) 5
Melon 80g without skin 5
Orange 1 average (140g) 8
Pawpaw 1 small handful (80g) 7
Peach 1 medium (138g) 10
Pear 1 small (100g) 10
Pineapple, fresh 1 ring (40g) 4
Plum 1 plum ( 55g) 5
Raspberries approx. 20 (40g) 2
Satsumas / Clementine 1 small (85g) 5
Strawberries 4-5 average (80g) 5
Watermelon 1 slice (80g) 6
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Ryvita Crackerbread 1 cracker 4
Tuc Snack Cracker 2 crackers 5
Jacobs Baked Cheddar Biscuits 3 biscuits 5
Kallo Corn / Wholegrain Rice Cake 1 cake 6-7
Ryvita Original Crispbread 1 cracker 7
Nairns Rough Oatcake 1 oatcake 6
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Rich Tea 1 biscuit 6
Ginger Nut 1 biscuit 7
Mcvitie Thins 1 biscuit 4
Nairns Chocolate / Ginger Oatcake 1 oatcake 6-7
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Skips 1 bag (14.4g) 8
Space Raiders 1 bag (18g) 8
Wotsits 1 bag (16.5g) 9
Tesco Everyday Value Variety Crisps 1 bag (18g) 10
Sainsbury’s Basics Crisps 1 bag (18g) 10
Quavers 1 bag (16.4g) 10
Weight Watchers Crinkle Crisps 1 bag (16g) 10
Pom Bears 1 bag (15g) 10
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Laughing Cow Dip & Crunch Original 1 pot (35g) 9
Laughing Cow Dip & Crunch Light 1 pot (35g) 9
Babybel / Cheesestring / Dairylea triangles  (all varieties) 1 0

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Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Frubes (Petit Filous) 40g tube 5
Little Yeo’s Fromage Frais 45g pot 5
Weight Watchers Fromage Frais 100g pot 6
Petit Filous 47g pot 6
Weight Watchers Dessert Style Yoghurt 120g pot 8
Activia 0% Fat 125g pot 9-10
Danone Light and Free 115g pot 8
SKYR Natural 150g 4
COYO Yoghurt Natural 125g pot 4
Natural Plain Yoghurt Low Fat 100g 7
Alpro Plain Yoghurt 125g pot 3
Fage Total Greek Yoghurt 0% 100g 4
Shape 0% 125g 8
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Dark chocolate 70% Plain 2 squares (20g) 8
Milky Way Magic Stars 1 small pack  (12g) 7
Milkybar Buttons 13 buttons 8
Freddo 1 bar (18g) 10
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Freezepops Sugar Free 1 freezepop (45ml) 0
Mini Milk Lollies 1 lolly (35ml) 5
Claudi & Fin Mango Frozen Mini Yoghurt Lollies 1 lolly (30ml) 4-5
Oppo Ice Cream 2 scoops 7
Drink item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Cadbury Highlights Hot Chocolate (made with water) 1 serving 4
Galaxy Light Style Low Calorie Hot Chocolate  (made with water) 1 serving 5
Options (made with water) 1 serving 6
Fresh Milk (all types) 200ml 10
Alpro Unsweetened Almond Milk / Soya Milk 200mls 0
No Added Sugar Ribena / Robinsons Fruit Shoot / High juice 200mls <1
Diet / Zero Fizzy Drinks 1 can 0
Food item Portion size Carbohydrate per portion (g)
Mattesson’s Fridge Raiders 1 bag (60g) 3
Cocktail Sausages 5 sausages 5
Popcorn Plain 1 pack (10g) 5-6
Angel Delight (no added sugar) 1 portion (90g) 3
Olives 1 handful 0
Cooked Meat / Fish / Eggs - 0
Vegetable Sticks / Avocado - 0
Nuts / Seeds /Roasted Chickpeas - 0
Hartleys Low Sugar Jelly Pot 1 pot 0-1