What to Eat Wednesday: Fill the Gap Wisely

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Make a big batch of this mix and then portion into baggies for take-along snacksSnacking can be an important part of maintaining your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes, but making smart choices between meals can often be tricky, especially when you’re busy or on-the-go. 

That’s why I love the diabetic snack section of Cooking Light magazine; it gives you some great recipes you can make at the beginning of the week and then keep on-hand throughout the day so you stay on track between meals.

Try out this Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix and tell me what you think. And don’t forget to come see your Houston podiatrist for regular diabetic foot exams!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crisscross of corn and rice cereal (such as Crispix)
  • 1 cup tiny pretzel twists
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat wheat crackers (such as Wheat Thins)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar crackers (such as Cheez-It)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ginger stir-fry sauce (such as Lawry's)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 250º.

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Combine butter, stir-fry sauce, powder, cumin, and salt; drizzle over cereal mixture, tossing to coat. Spread mixture into a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250º for 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring twice.
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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