About 24 weeks into my second pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Knowing I was at elevated risk (my mom had it when she was pregnant) softened the blow, but considering I'd finally stopped feeling nauseous and was seriously craving a muffin it was still, you know, a blow. Finding low-sugar/low-carb snacks was tricky, mainly because most American snacks are full of carbs and sugar. So I reached out to other "GD" moms for some gestational diabetes snack ideas. A woman cannot live on cheese sticks and almonds alone, people!
Here are two simultaneous yet opposing truths: gestational diabetes is manageable, and also the worst thing ever. I just don't know a better way to describe it. I mean, you really do get used to it — you learn how to pair carbs with proteins and live with everything slightly less sweet than you're used to and read labels for everything and eat your body weight in salads and grilled chicken. On the other hand, well, your pregnancy cravings don't go awayso you're living in a perpetuate state of boredom and longing.
I promise it's not all bad, though. There's a pretty good assortment of low-carb goodies and fun flavor combos for every pregnant palate. So if you're trying to find some delicious and gestational diabetes-friendly snacks, take a page out of the following moms' book: