Healthy Snacks


  • Fresh, canned or frozen fruit eg: 1 peach, 3 apricots, 1 pear, 2 mandarins, 1/2 –1 cup of grapes, half a mango, 3 plums, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 circle of pineapple.
  • 1 serve of dried fruit eg: 1 tablespoon sultanas or mixed fruit, 10 apricot halves.
Salad & Vegetables

  • Vegetable sticks (eg: celery, carrot, capsicum, snow peas) with 1 tbsp low fat hummus or low fat cream cheese.
  • Celery boats fi lled with 2 tbsp of cottage cheese and tomato.

  • 30 grams of mixed or plain unsalted nuts.

  • 1 slice of raisin toast or multigrain bread.
Dairy Products

  • 1 tub of low fat, no fat or diet yoghurt
  • 1 tub of Fruche light® or Nestle Blissful®
  • 1/2 cup of low fat custard

  • 1/2 cup of high fi bre breakfast cereal

  • 1 cup or 250 mls of any low fat plain, fl avoured or soy milk or fruit smoothie
  • 1 Ovaltine Light Break®
Sweet Biscuits

  • 2 Arnott’s Full o’ Fruit® or Snack Right Fruit Slice®
  • Freedom Foods 100 Healthy Calories Breakfast Bar®
  • 2 Freedom Foods Healthy Calories Cookies
Snack Bars

  • 1 Kellogg’s K Time Twist Bar®, Uncle Toby’s Real Fruit®, or Weight Watchers Bar®
Bakery Products

  • 1 small pikelet or wholemeal crumpet with 1 tsp of jam
  • 1 small fruit or plain scone with 1 tsp of jam
Savoury Treats

  • English muffi n with tomato slices and 1 slice of reduced fat cheese
  • 2 toasted pita bread triangles with 1 tbsp low fat tomato salsa dip or hommous
  • 1 small low fat savoury muffi n eg: reduced fat cheese and tomato
Kuwaiti & Arabic Snacks

  • Low fat mahalabiya
  • Zattar sandwich in whole wheat bread
  • Low fat (qors Egalie) – Kuwaiti traditional dish
  • Low fat lebnah sandwich in whole wheat bread


  1. Sue Rodwell Williams & Eleanor D. Schlenker: Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy.
  2. L. Kathleen Mahan & Sylvia Escott-Stump: Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy.
  3. Retrieved October 8th 2009, from American Diabetes Association website

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    Description: Other Diabetes Medications, American Diabetes Association.

  5. Dasman Diabetes Center Kuwait.

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