Its not imperative that you snack between meals, its actually good to let digestion have a bit of a rest and give insulin time to reset. However, if you feel hungry, need an energy boost or struggle with low blood sugar then go ahead! When thinking snacks however, you want to go for something that is low GI, so it doesn't raise blood sugar and contains protein and carbohydrate to fill you up and keep you full till your next meal.
Here's some really easy ideas;
Hummus (Shop bought or home made and veggie sticks (cucumber, celery, pepper, carrot)
Almond butter with oatcakes or apple or banana (My favourite is almond butter or any nut butter, lovely with chopped banana or apple.
Fresh fruit with a handful of nuts. (Too much fruit on its own can cause a spike in blood sugar and therefore insulin release. Having a handful of nuts will slow the absorption of sugar into your blood stream, preventing that dip later, as well as provide a good source of protein to keep you full for longer)
Dark chocolate with nuts (for times when you fancy something sweet)
Plain or Greek yogurt with berries and seeds.
Boiled egg and cherry tomatoes.
Pate made with beans, recipe here, and veggie sticks or crackers.
Avocado - cut it in half and scoop with a spoon. If you wanted you could mash the avocado with a sprinkle of nuts, fruit such as mango or dessicated coconut.
Chicken pieces and fruit ( A great snack when you're out! Just buy some chopped cooked chicken from the chiller in the supermarket and a bit of fruit.)
Coconut flakes, fresh coconut bought from the supermarket or even a slice of creamed coconut.
If you like something crispy, crispy kale is so good. Cover the kale in olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and pop in the oven on a low/med temperature for about 25mins. Turn over frequently. xx