Barkfast of Chompions.
My whole life revolves around it. Between testing, calculating, bolusing, and making general attempts at healthy eating, food is an enormous part of my diabetes management plan.
For some reason, we found ourselves at the grocery store at 10 o'clock at night yesterday. (Actually, not for "some reason." The reason was that there was nothing but salad dressing and three month stale croutons in the house to munch on.)
In pursuit of ingredients for a minestrone soup I'm making (stop laughing - I can cook a little bit), I noticed the contents of our cart. Vegetables, fruits, almonds, and whole-grain breads. Once upon a time, I would have missed the potatoes, rice, and popsicles (I would kill a man for Sherbet Cyclones ... those things are just darn delicious), but these days my tastebuds are geared more in favor of the diabetes-friendly and just generally healthy fare.
Gazing into the cart, I see the food choices of a woman who is finally thinking of her meals as they relate to her blood sugars. But I'm admittedly a reluctant healthy eater. I would love nothing more than cheesecake for dinner every night. Cheesecake with a side of macaroni and cheese - not the white, Annie's kind but the real-deal biohazard orange kind - and a cup of piping hot chai tea latte, too. Sugar, sugar, carbs, carbs. I would love that. Ice cream every morning, tapioca pudding with whipped cream every night. My inner-glutton wants to mobilize but my brain interjects with thoughts of low A1C's, wedding dresses, and my future children.
So we shop healthy, my fiance and I. Indulgences find their way of slipping into the cart (how did those granola bars get in there?) but overall, we aim to eat low-carb and organic whenever possible. Sounds bo-ring but is oddly satisfying and tasty.
Healthy meals are important for all sorts of living creatures. Like dogs. Apparently they have their own healthy breakfast cereal ... ahem, pardon me, "barkfast" cereal. I had to snap a picture. So ridiculous. And I was laughing all night about it. Silliness, right?
But upon Googling the brand name this morning, I see that diabetic doggies are benefitting from the Bow Wow Brands. I blog corrected. (Yet the image of a dog family sitting down for breakfast - pearls and all! - makes me laugh until I cry a little bit.)
Healthy food for all! (Even dogs.)