Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins aren’t the only scary things about Halloween. What about high glucose levels? When grocery store shelves are stocked with candies and sweets, it can be easy to overindulge, especially when it comes to bite-sized treats. (Who really
eats just one of those mini chocolate bars?) Instead of giving in to processed snacks, try one of these homemade, diabetes-friendly options instead.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Just three easy ingredients makes a crunchy snack that’s low in calories and sugar but high in festive fall flavors.
Spiced Apple Cider
A toasty, spicy drink with superfood
powers to boot–you can’t beat fresh apple cider. Try it with low-sugar apple juice, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, make your own
Processed popcorn balls don’t have anything on this savory snack. Full of fiber and whole grains, this is one crispy, crunchy treat you can feel good about munching on.
Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate
Nothing says welcome home from a crisp night outside like cozying up with a mug of hot cocoa. This recipe is sugar free and totally customizable. Stir in espresso powder for a bold, earthy flavor or a pinch of cinnamon for spicy kick.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups
Creamy peanut butter meets velvety, Vitamin A-rich pumpkin in this luscious, chocolatey treat. Made from scratch with no added sugar, these fresh peanut butter cups will make you forget all about the store-bought kind.
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