Top Low GI Foods
Apple with Almond Butter & Cinnamon
Slice 1/2 an apple into wedges, spritz with lemon juice to prevent browning and smear with a tablespoon of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. This is one of my favourite low GI foods!
Low GI, 6.5 g fibre, 4 g protein, 8 g fat, 190 calories
Chili Spiced Chickpeas
Toast 1/2 cup of chickpeas in a hot skillet with a tsp. of olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, chili powder and cumin.
Low GI, 6 g fibre, 7.5 g protein, 4.5 g fat, 175 calories
SoLo Energy Bars
And finally, for the days I don’t have time to prep a snack, I always keep a few of my favourite, SoLo Energy bars on hand. I rarely recommend energy bars because most on the market have so much refined sugar they’re practically candy bars. But woah, talk about low GI foods, folks. I like these SoLo bars because they have protein, fibre and are certified as the first low GI bar on the market so you’ll have the energy to get through your commute and even a post-work session at the gym. I’ve managed to find a bunch of flavours all over at the pharmacy, health food or grocery store and trust me, they all taste just as good as that sugary candy bar.
Low GI, 4 g fibre, 13 g protein, 7 G fat, 200 calories
So before you hop on transit tomorrow, make sure you’re primed with one of my 3 top commuter snacks to help you travel healthier, happier and hangry-free. You can watch our Youtube video on Low GI foods here!
What are some of your favourite low GI foods for taking on road trips or in the car? Leave us a comment below with some of your top ideas!
Updated on August 12th, 2019
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.