If you have diabetes and grocery shop at Walmart, you’re going to love this complete dietitian-approved guide to diabetes foods at Walmart!
Walmart offers one of the largest and most affordable grocery selections in the country. When grocery shopping at Walmart, you can use my downloadable grocery list for general ideas and options from all of the major grocery categories to find the best diabetes foods at Walmart.
Diabetes-friendly groceries at Walmart
Walmart offers one of the largest selections of groceries in the country! And, with that comes a huge selection of blood sugar friendly and diabetes friendly foods at Walmart. But, because there are so many options, there’s no way for me to list all of the possible diabetes foods at Walmart.
Below, I’ve listed some of my top favorite products in each category that are available at Walmart. And, I also link to other blog posts I’ve written about each category with more brand and product favorites… many of which are also sold at Walmart. You can dive into those for additional options.
In other words, there’s more than what you see in just this one post. The recommendations below are meant to give you a starting point.
Diabetes foods at Walmart
In the last 10 years, Walmart has started to carry more and more blood sugar friendly brands and diabetes products. And, they’re also offering a lot of new products under their own labels:
- Great Value (groceries)
- Freshness Guaranteed (produce)
- Marketside Sam’s Choice (prepared foods)
- Clear American (sparkling water beverages)
- Prime Della (meats and cheeses)
Best Great Value brand foods for diabetes
Some of my favorite staple grocery items I keep on hand that you can get at Walmart under their Great Value brand include:
- Low and no calorie sweetener options
- Almond flour (this is the lowest priced almond flour I’ve found anywhere)
Below, we’ll cover some of my favorite branded diabetes-friendly groceries at Walmart.
Walmart breakfast food for diabetes
Some of my favorite breakfast options at Walmart include the following foods.
Fairlife Core Power High Protein Milk Shake
These milkshakes are the perfect low sugar chocolate milk alternative. Pair one of these with some fruit and you’ve got a delicious blood sugar friendly breakfast on-the-go. I prefer the varieties with 26g protein per drink. They also offer one with 42g protein per drink though, if you have higher protein needs.
Ratio Keto Friendly Cereal
Catalina Crunch cereal is my personal favorite when it comes to taste. And, their nutrition profile is ideal for stable blood sugars: 9g fiber and 11g protein in each serving! And, zero grams of sugar. It is sweetened with a combination of stevia and monk fruit, and comes in 8 flavors. But, keep in ,mind it is higher fiber, so if you’re not used to eating higher fiber foods start with a small amount to avoid stomach upset.
KIND Healthy Grains Granola
Walmart carries 5 flavors of KIND Healthy Grains Granola: Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Oats & Honey, Dark Chocolate, and Almond Butter. The amounts of added sugar vary from flavor to flavor, but are generally all within the ranges I like to see. And, since the main ingredients include nuts, nut butter, seeds, and oats, protein is 10+g/serving for most flavors.
KIND Zero Granola
This is a new-to-me product find at Walmart! I’m excited to try it. Just like their bars, the primary ingredients are nuts with minimal added sugar.
Looking for more breakfast ideas? Check this out.
Diabetes snacks at Walmart
Some of my favorite packaged snack options at Walmart include the following foods.
This is hands down my favorite plain/original flavored popcorn. Walmart offers multiple sizes: individual bags, regular size bag, and a large family size bag.
Tillamook Zero Sugar Beef Jerky
Beef jerky makes a great high protein snack and I love the smaller size of these beef jerky sticks from Tillamook, compared to some of the larger ones out there.
Great Value Roasted Nuts
Walmart offers several different types of nuts under their Great Value brand: pistachios, almonds, cashews, etc. They come in raw and roasted varieties, as well as salted or unsalted. I am especially impressed with the cost savings on pistachios compared to name brand options.
If you’re looking for an easy and tasty to way to add some fiber in, you can’t go wrong with a classic Triscuit. Each serving offers 3-4g fiber.
Jif No Added Sugar Creamy Peanut Butter
Jif offers several varieties of peanut butter that would all be ok for someone with diabetes. Their traditional peanut butter has 2g of added sugar, Simply Jif has 1g added sugar, and their No Added Sugar peanut butter has 0g added sugar.
Crazy Richard’s Creamy Peanut Butter
I discovered Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter years ago on Instagram and love that I can find them in store at Walmart. Walmart has the crunchy peanut butter and creamy peanut butter. And, the best part is their only ingredient is peanuts… so no added sugar!
Kodiak Bear Bites
I have not seen these at any other store besides Walmart and they look delicious! A lower sugar and higher protein alternative to graham crackers or Teddy Grams. They have 5g protein per serving.
High Key Mini Cookies
High Key has been growing in popularity over the last several years and now offers these mini cookies as well as sandwich cookies. Both are available at Walmart. (My nephew also has type 1 diabetes and absolutely LOVES these mini chocolate chip ones.)
Lily’s Chocolate and Gummy Candies
I love almost all of Lily’s products, and you can find a wide variety of their products at Walmart including: peanut butter cups, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, and gummy candies. The price point at Walmart, as with many other things, is significantly lower than other stores.
Skinny Dipped Cashews
Just like their Skinny Dipped almonds (which Walmart also carries) these cashews are so delicious! I only saw one flavor of the cashews though, Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel. They do carry several flavors of the almonds though. You get a deliciously sweet snack with 5g protein in each serving.
Looking for more snack ideas? Check this out.
Diabetes friendly breads at Walmart
Some of my favorite breads at Walmart include the following options.
Dave’s Killer Bread Thin-Sliced 21 Whole Grains and Seeds
Dave’s Killer Bread is higher in fiber and protein making them perfect for someone with diabetes. And, if you’re tempted to be worried about the sugar in the bread, it’s not as much of a concern because of the higher protein and fiber amounts. Each slice has 3g protein and 2g fiber.
Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat
For a larger slice of whole wheat sandwich bread, Oroweat tastes delicious and contains 2g fiber and 4g protein in each slice.
Dave’s Killer Bread Bagels
These bagels have 13g protein and 5g fiber in each bagel which is better than most other options. I do still recommend pairing these with another protein source though since they are a higher carbohydrate food.
Sola has mastered the low carb bread option. The flavor and texture are delicious with only 5g net carbs. The only downside is they are not gluten free if you’re looking for that. (You can even find their rolls at some Costco stores now!
Looking for more bread options? Check this out.
Diabetes friendly pasta at Walmart
Some of my favorite pastas at Walmart include the following brands.
Barilla Protein Plus Penne
Barilla Protein Plus Pasta has 17g protein per serving and is basically traditional wheat based pasta with protein from chickpeas, peas, and lentils added in. If you don’t like the texture of a full bean based pasta, this may be a great option for you!
Banza Chickpea Pasta
For a long time, Banza was one of the only chickpea pastas on the market. They offer a variety of shapes and products from traditional pasta to boxed mac & cheese. Compared to regular pasta, it has more protein and fiber. It does get a bit gummy if you don’t rinse it after cooking though.
Looking for more pasta options? Check this out.
Diabetes friendly yogurt at Walmart
Some of my favorite yogurt options at Walmart include these brands.
Great Value Plain Greek Yogurt
Plain Greek yogurt is one of my favorite blood sugar tools. You can add any flavorings you want to it and it has 15g protein per cup. And, buying store brand is one of the most affordable options.
Chobani Zero Sugar Greek Yogurt
Chobani Zero Sugar is an ultra-filtered milk product. Each serving has 11g protein and 5g carbohydrate. It is sweetened with a combination of allulose, stevia, and monk fruit. I prefer the Chobani Less Sugar line of yogurts over this one, but if you’re looking for 0g sugar, this is a good option.
Two Good Yogurt
Two Good yogurt is an ultra filtered yogurt which reduces naturally occurring sugar and increases protein. My favorite flavors are the Vanilla and Meyer Lemon flavors. Each cup has 12g protein and only 2g sugar. (There is also stevia added for additional sweetness.)
Chobani Complete Yogurt Drinks
If you’re looking for a well-rounded yogurt drink, this is my top pick. Chobani Complete Protein Drinks have 20g protein, and 3g fiber per serving… and no added sugar. They’re perfect for an easy on the go snack. My favorite flavor is Strawberry Cream!
Looking for more yogurt ideas? Check this out.
Diabetes friendly coffee creamers at Walmart
Some of my favorite low sugar coffee creamers at Walmart include these flavors.
Great Value Half & Half
Unsweetened half & half can be a great coffee creamer for people with diabetes. The additional fat (compared to whole milk) makes it even creamier and tastier in my opinion. And as usual, you can’t beat the price of the Great value brand.
Starbucks Zero Creamer
Starbucks Zero Creamer is my favorite “traditional” brand creamer. Sweetened with sucralose, they have 0g added sugar. My Walmart only had the Caramel Macchiato flavor available for purchase, but there are also other flavors.
Coffee Mate Zero Sugar Creamer
If you love a classic flavored coffee creamer, but don’t want all the sugar that comes with it, Coffeemate has you covered. They offer a whole line of dairy free creamers sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame K. But, just like the Starbucks options above, my particular Walmart only had one flavor available: Italian Sweet Cream.
Looking for more ideas? Check this out.
Diabetes frozen meals at Walmart
Of all the departments at Walmart, the frozen foods section is the most impressive. From store brand to name brand options. There’s a lot to pick from.
Healthy Choice Power Bowls
This line of meals from Healthy Choice is big on veggies. They run ~15g carbohydrate in each meal, with 5-7g fiber… and Walmart has a ton of varieties to choose from.
Lean Cuisine Protein Kick Spaghetti
Lean Cuisine’s spaghetti entree is delicious though smaller in portion size. It’s ideal for a smaller meal situation but still packs 15g protein.
Great Value Homestyle Meatballs
Frozen meatballs are one of those staples I always keep on hand. This bag of Great Value Meatballs is a great deal and makes prepping easy weeknight meals incredibly simple. Use them to try my BBQ and Grape Jelly Crockpot Meatball recipe!
Real Good Foods Lightly Breaded Chicken Nuggets
I have been on a hunt to find these in store for a while. I love most of the Real Good Foods offerings and was so excited to see them at Walmart. They taste just like regular chicken nuggets to me, but have less breading for a lower carb count.
Want more frozen meal ideas? Check out this post.
Diabetes ice cream at Walmart (and other frozen treats)
Walmart has SO many blood sugar friendly ice cream and frozen treat options! These are my favorites for both nutrition and taste.
Breyer’s Carb Smart Ice Cream
Walmart offers several different low carb ice cream pint options, but I tend to prefer the Breyer’s one over the others. The flavor and texture are the best in my opinion.
Cool Whip Zero Sugar
If you’re a Cool Whip fan (I most certainly am!), you should try their Zero Sugar flavor. It doesn’t taste exactly like the regular version, but it’s not far off.
Tru Fru Raspberries
I love the TruFru chocolate covered frozen fruit options. They’re a simple treat that you can adjust the serving size to meet your needs. Walmart carries the raspberries, blueberries, and pineapple.
Blue Bell Single Serve Ice Cream cups
If you’re looking for the real deal ice cream, no one beats Blue Bell on flavor. But, ice cream is notoriously difficult to measure out and carb count accurately. So, if you’re going to have the real thing, I love any option that’s already portioned out for you… like these cups from Blue Bell. Walmart has the typical Chocolate and Vanilla options… and I saw a new Birthday Cake Single Serve option as well!
Great Value Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
Again, any option of ice cream that is already portioned out for you is going to be easier to navigate if you need to carb count. The mini size of these means the carb count is only 16g.
KIND Frozen Bars
Eating a KIND Frozen bar is like biting into a frozen Snickers that only has 16g carbohydrate and 7g fiber! Run. Don’t Walk. And, go get some from Walmart.
Yes, they’re that good.
Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars and Poppables
Yasso makes frozen Greek yogurt treats with 5g+ protein/serving? Walmart carries their new Poppables (small frozen yogurt bites) as well as a few flavors of the bars. (My particular store carries 4 different flavors but it may be different where you live.)
Walmart carries a wide variety of GoodPop flavors including: ice cream sandwiches, fruit juice pops, creamsicles, and fudge pops. I’m obsessed with the Orange n’ Cream & Coconut Lime flavors! Almost all of their popsicles and frozen treats have 15g carbohydrate or less and have low amounts of added sugar or no added sugar at all.
Helados Mexico Mini Ice Cream Pops
If you’ve never tried these ice cream pops, you need to grab some next time you’re at Walmart. They’re delicious and incredibly refreshing. I like the mini size because they only have 9-11g carbohydrate depending on the flavor.
Diabetes friendly drinks at Walmart
As I mentioned above, Walmart offers their own line of unsweetened sparkling water called Clear American alongside many name brand options as well. It comes in two sizes: 1 Liter bottle or 12 fl oz. cans.
And, be careful which variety you’re putting in your cart. Some of the flavors are sweetened and some are unsweetened, so double check the bottle or package to make sure you’re grabbing the product you intended to get.
Want more beverage ideas and tips? Click here.
Diabetes foods at Walmart: So many options!
As you can tell, Walmart has a ton of blood sugar friendly foods for people with diabetes. It’s worth making a trip and taking some time to peruse the store and find options that work for you!
Do you have a favorite diabetes food at Walmart? Please tell us in the comments of this post!
Diabetes supplies at Walmart
Did you know there’s more than just diabetes foods at Walmart? Nearly every department of Walmart offers cost saving resources and products for people with diabetes. To read about diabetes supplies, clothing, electronics, and more available at Walmart, check out this post.
More diabetes grocery shopping resources
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Download the complete Diabetes Walmart Guide
Want a printable version of this post + all the other diabetes supplies available at Walmart? Download my Walmart Diabetes Shopping List: Recommended Supplies, Food, Skincare, and Clothes from a Diabetes Dietitian.