Cottage cheese helps lose weight. Half a cup = 12 g of protein, and a source of leucine, an amino acid which is a building block for muscles. Choose a low-fat, no-sodium-added version. Pair with fruit/add to smoothie/ oatmeal. Enjoy.
Healthy snacking is important in diabetes. Eat pears and apples with the peels for more fiber. The water content and fiber in whole fruit keeps you full longer, while making a healthy snack option. Oh, and chew the fruit to burn some calories rather than gulp down juice or smoothies.