Setting a Diabetic Timetable

Crunchy Berry Parfaits Recipe

Crunchy Berry Parfaits Recipe

Eating at regular intervals helps keep blood glucose levels fairly consistent. If you're like most people, however, you know that keeping a schedule isn't easy. Occasionally straying from an eating schedule is all right as long as the rest of your day is planned accordingly.

If you're in a situation that requires you to eat earlier than usual, for example, skip a carbohydrate serving and have it at your regular mealtime. When eating later than you're used to, have a carbohydrate serving or your evening snack during your traditional mealtime to tide you over until you can enjoy a complete menu.

When you're on the go and absolutely need to eat something, fast-food is an option when nothing else is available. Just be sure to order small sizes, avoid deep-fried and breaded items, and omit oily dressings and mayonnaise-based sauces.

Consider any of the following options the next time you're at the drive-thru:

  • Plain, kid-sized hamburger
  • Small baked potato with minimal toppings
  • Cup of chili or noodle/vegetable soup
  • Fruit and yogurt parfait
  • Basic taco
  • Plain, soft pretzel
  • Half of a turkey or roast beef sandwich
  • Slice of thin-crust cheese pizza