Peckishness can present problems for people with diabetes.
To snack or not to snack–that is the question!
One reason to eat a good breakfast is not to feel that nagging hunger mid-morning.
I have a bowl of oats, with walnuts, a teaspoon of linseeds, a prune, a dried apricot chopped, half a tub of low/no fat yoghurt, cinnamon sprinkled over and oatmilk, every morning and it’s sometimes my favourite meal of the day!
That and the two pieces of rye bread toasted and a cup of coffee take me happily through to lunch.
For me it is in the gap between lunch and dinner that peckishness kicks in–usually between 5pm-6pm.
What to do about it?
Ideally nothing–but then when dinner time comes the temptation to scoff is hard to resist.
I ease the pain with nuts. Almonds are my prefered nut at the moment–roasted with a little salt. Pistachios preceded them until my nails started to split with opening them. Both have good health properties. Eaten in moderation, one doesn’t have to feel guilty about snacking.
1 teaspoon olive oil
heat the oven to 180c/375f
Put the almonds in a bowl and tip the teaspoon of oil over them.
Turn them over in the oil until they are well covered.
Add a couple of sprinkling of salt and flip them over and over until the salt is well distributed.
Spread the nuts on a shallow baking tray and roast in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes.