Nutrition Snacks

19 Mouthwatering Packaged Snacks for Diabetics

Choosing low-carb snacks that are easy to take on the go can be difficult, especially if you have diabetes. There is a lot of overwhelming information out there on how to follow a low glycemic index diet. So, we decided to make your life a little easier and do the research for you.

Packaged Snacks for Diabetics

It's important to look for low-carb snacks, no matter what kind of diabetes you may have. The key here is choosing foods that are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. These are all essential to keeping your blood sugar levels healthy and your energy levels high.

We picked out our list of snacks by evaluating how they fit into the following categories:

  • Nutrition. We wanted our snacks to be high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. We also wanted them to be low in carbohydrates.
  • Easy to take on the go. Eating on the go is never an easy thing to do. That’s why we made sure every item on our list is packaged and easily portable. 
  • Availability. For your convenience, all the items on this list are either store-bought snacks or can easily be found online.
  • Taste. Spoiler alert: they’re all delicious!

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, here are the 19 best packaged snacks for diabetics.

Best Crackers and/or Chips for Diabetics

1. Cauliflower Crackers

Cauliflower Crackers

Being low in fat, high in protein, and high in fiber content, these cauliflower crackers are a great alternative to your usual cheese crackers. Oh, and did we mention they’re gluten free and keto-friendly as well?

Shop on From the Ground Up: Cheddar Cauliflower Crackers - $4.29

2. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets

Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets

Peanut butter and pretzels are both snacking favorites for almost everyone. So what's better than putting them together? These tasty treats are high in protein, low in added fat and sugar, and exquisitely easy to grab on the go. Plus, these Quinn Snacks Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets are the first ever gluten free ones as well.

Shop on Quinn Snacks: Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets - $44.99

3. Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potatoes are known to be high in nutrients, so naturally… the chip version is too! Trade out those unhealthy chips you’ve got sitting in your pantry for these high fiber, healthy goodies. You won’t regret it.

Shop on Thrive Market: Sweet Potato Chips - $6.58

4. Heritage Blend Potato Chips

Potato Chips

I love chips and these might be my favorite on the list, so you know they have to be good. These Heritage blend chips are high in fiber, high in protein, and low in sugar. On top of that, they are made from four different vegetables, making the bag full of fun and exciting colors. The perfect crunchy snack.

Shop on Amazon: Heritage Blend Chips - $4.99

5. Hippeas White Cheddar Chickpea Puffs

Chickpea Puffs

As one of my favorite snacks at Target, you must give these puffs a try. They are even yummier than your average cheese puff AND come with health benefits as well. Being high in fiber and protein, trans-fat free, and having 0g of cholesterol, you can't get much better than this.

Shop on Amazon: Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puff - $3.49

6. Skinny Pop

Skinny Pop

Although there are definitely healthier options on this list, if you’re really craving popcorn, skinny pop is a decent option. It is relatively low in carbs, has a decent amount of fiber, and it passes the keto test. Plus, we all know it’s delicious!

Shop on Amazon: SkinnyPop Original - $3.69

7. Cheese Crisps

Cheese Crisps

Cheese crisps are always a snack favorite to bring on the go. And the good news is that they are also the perfect snack for diabetics as well! They are high in protein, low sugar, gluten-free, and low carb. Tasty AND healthy.

Shop on Amazon: Whisps Cheese Crisps Pack of 2 - $24.95

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8. Protein bars

Protein Bars

There are many great keto protein bars on the market like Good Lovin’ Keto Bars, and Munk Pack Keto Bars. Both of these options are going to be low sugar, high carb, and high fiber. As protein bars are probably the easiest snack to grab on the go, these are always going to be a solid choice.

Shop on Amazon: Keto Snack Bars - $12.99

9. Trail mix

Trail Mix

When I think of iconic road-trip snacks, one of the first that comes to mind is trail mix. It’s tasty, it’s easy to carry with you, and it’s got all the necessary health benefits as well. They are rich in healthy fats, high in fiber, and high in protein. Can’t go wrong.

Shop on Nature’s Garden: Nature’s Garden Healthy Trail Mix Snack Packs - $18.99

10. Pistachios

Pistachios

Pistachios are a great source of fiber and protein. They're full of various vitamins and minerals, and of course they're low carb as well. These nuts are highly recommended for keeping your blood-sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check.

Shop on Amazon: Wonderful Pistachios - $6.49

11. Almonds

Almonds

Similar to pistachios, almonds are also extremely healthy for you, and great snacks to take on the go.

Shop at your local grocery store.

12. Edamame

Edamame

These yummy bites of goodness are extremely high in fiber and protein, and decently low in carbohydrates as well. Grab a bucket of edamame from the store and get on snacking! It’s that easy.

Shop on Amazon: Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame - $14.70

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13. Beef Jerky

Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky

Finally, the absolute best snack on the list. I mean really, who doesn't love beef jerky? It’s tasty, easy to travel with, comes in all shapes and sizes, and a variety of flavors. Our Old Fashioned line is a major source of protein with a total of 16g. There is also 0g of sugar and 0g of carbohydrates. So, whether you like things original or hot and spicy, we’ve got you covered.

I order original because it is sugar free. I have diabetes and it is difficult to find sugar free jerky. It makes a great between meal snack. It tastes great and it helps me maintain low glucose readings. I really like your original jerky and will be ordering more in the future.” - Patsy B.

Shop on People’s Choice Beef Jerky: Old Fashioned Original - $6.99

14. Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

Although hard boiled eggs are something you can buy packaged, you have to keep them in the fridge which makes them a little less convenient. Despite this, they are still one of my favorite snacks. These tasty treats are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and of course have 0g of carbohydrates as well.

Shop at your local grocery store.

Best Sweets for Diabetics

15. Sandwich Cookies

Sandwich Cookies

Finding healthy, low-carb cookies can get a bit tricky. These Catalina Crunch sandwich cookies are similar to Oreos except they have a larger variety of yummy flavors AND they are healthy for you. Each box is low-carb, low-sugar, and keto friendly. If you’re looking for a cookie alternative that still satisfies your sweet cravings, look no further.

Shop on Amazon: Catalina Crunch Keto Sandwich Cookies 2 Pack - $15.28

16. Chocolate

Chocolate

We know chocolate is a must. ChocZero has an amazing variety of healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Barks, Chocolate covered almonds, and more. They are all keto friendly, have 2g of protein, no added sugar, and 0g of trans fats. These tasty treats are seriously hard to beat. Take any of these on the go with you (or keep them in your work desk like we do) and you’ll thank us later. 

Shop on ChocZero: All products - $3.99 - $7.49

17. Kind Frozen Bars

Kind Frozen Bars

Everyone loves a good frozen treat right? These Kind Frozen Bars are full of chopped almonds and dark chocolate, making them a great source of fiber and protein. Substitute these out for all that unhealthy ice cream in your freezer and you’ll be ready to go.

Shop on Target: Kind Frozen Bars - $6.29

18. Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

Not only is dried fruit highly nutritious, but it also satisfies your sweet tooth. Eat them plain or eat them on top of Greek yogurt. Either way, these serve as a tasty and healthy treat. Dried fruit is great for your overall health, weight loss, and keeping your insulin levels under control. Can't get much better than this.

Shop at your local grocery store.

19. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt

Chobani is my favorite Greek Yogurt. Their “Less Sugar” yogurt still tastes sweet enough to satisfy that craving, but comes with all the added health benefits as well. It is packed with protein, gluten-free, and has 0g of trans fat. You’ll need to grab a plastic spoon to take this snack on the go with you, but it’s oh so worth it.

Shop at your local grocery store.

For more options, you can also check out our article on the best keto yogurt for a low-carb diet.

Bottom Line

Remember, in order to keep your blood sugar levels healthy, make sure your snacks are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Plus, they should be low in carbohydrates as well.

If you're struggling to maintain a balanced diet, our Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky is there to help.