Snacking during GD is a sort of double-edged sword. On one hand you don’t have to measure your blood sugar after eating it, so there’s a lot more leeway on what you can eat… but there’s also a lot more chance on not balancing it well enough, or not eating enough, or eating too much, or plainly skipping it all together. Also, those are the meals that are the hardest as you can’t be home and you have to figure out how to pack the whole thing and take it with you.
Here are a whole variety of balanced snacks that worked for me… both for traveling or for staying at home.
Easiest travel snack (1 starch, 1 protein, 1 fat and milk):
1 slice of whole wheat bread (15 gr crabs), 1 TBS peanut or almond butter, 8 oz. milk
Travel snack with fruit (1 starch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 fat and milk):
1 slice of rye bread (15 gr carbs), 1/8 of avocado and a slice of cheese, 1 cup blueberries and 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt.
GD super smoothie (1 starch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 fat and milk):
1 cup fresh berries, 4 oz. Greek yogurt, 3 TBS chia seeds, 4 oz milk, 6 whole almonds
One of my favorites (1 starch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 fat and milk):
1 apple, sliced. 1 TBS almond butter. 20 snap pea crisps with 2 oz. cheese. 8 oz. milk.
You can also use rice cakes instead of breads, or substitute for any fruit (you should have tables establishing how much fruit amounts to 15 gr. of carbs, otherwise you can look it up online.