If you are a diabetic and love indulging in greasy, mouth-watering snacks every now and then, then it could be quite a challenge to say no to your favourite dishes. Besides constantly being cautious about sugary treat, diabetics are advised to adopt certain diet tweaks in order to maintain their blood sugar levels. But fret not! As per experts, healthy snacking at regular intervals may help you avoid blood sugar level spikes.
While snacking is easy, one needs to be mindful when it comes to 'healthy snacking'. Deciding what one should have and what not to manage blood sugar levels can be tricky but experts have suggested certain foods that we may include in our diabetes diet. Fenugreek (or methi) is one food that is well-known for its anti-diabetes qualities. According to various health studies, methi is perhaps the only food with an unusual amino acid called 4HO-Ile that has possible anti-diabetic qualities such as enhancing insulin secretion and increasing insulin sensitivity.
Here we have 5 quick and easy methi-based snacks that you can try at home:
Indulge in these crispy Gujarati snacks made with kasuri methi, ajwain, salt and red chilli powder, kneaded with flour, cooked over low heat. Quick, easy and yummy, khakhra is a perfect snack or hunger pangs. Find the full recipe here.
Have it in your morning meal or along with your evening cuppa, cheela is just the perfect wholesome snack you need. This cheela recipe is brimming with the goodness of high-protein moong dal and methi. Click here for the recipe.
A multi-grain flatbread from Maharashtra, thalipith is made with a combination of four flours, including bajra, whole wheat and a bit of rice flour along with besan. This one here has an addition of methi as well along with spices that lends a distinct flavour to it. Pair with your favourite chutney when hunger pangs strike!
Another extremely popular Gujarati snack, methi muthia comprises dumplings made of chickpea flour or gram flour (besan) and methi leaves. It can be either deep-fried or steamed. Here is an easy steamed methi muthia recipe that you can try for your mid-day binge!
Miss indulging in your favourite sweet decadence? This methi ladoo is enriched with methi seeds, ginger and jaggery which might also help boost immunity besides keeping you satiated for long. Find the full recipe here.
Try these 5 easy methi snacks at home for diabetes and share your experience with us in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.