Cucumbers are low in calories – being mostly made up of water, which makes them a perfect snack for quenching thirst and hunger.
According to Organic Facts:
Tip: Cucumber rounds make the perfect cracker replacement. They are crisp, provide a firm base, and aren’t overly powerful on taste. So you can top them with whatever you like for a super healthy diabetic snack.
Or, even use them as crackers for dips. The idea is to replace your processed crackers with cucumber crackers instead (see recipe below).
Cucumber Nutrition Facts: Half cup slices: Calories (Energy): 8g Fat: 0.06g Carbohydrate: 1.89g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 0.87g Protein: 0.34g.
As you can see in the image above, we’ve used avocado, cheese, sundried tomatoes, hummus and sprouts. But you can really use any toppings you’ve got on hand.
- 8 slices cucumber
- 1.4 oz cheddar cheese – sliced
- 8 stuffed green olives – halved
- 4 sundried tomatoes
- flaked almonds
- Use the cucumber slices as a base and layer the cheese and olives on some of them, and cheese, hummus and sundried tomatoes on the others. Use whatever you have on hand.
Give them a try and let us know how you go.
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