What Are the Best Menu Choices for a Diabetic at Taco Bell?

Some of the best menu choices for diabetics at Taco Bell include the crunchy taco supreme, chicken soft taco, fresco chicken soft taco and the fresco beef soft taco, according to Taco Bell. These items contain one exchange for starches, meat and fats.

The crunchy taco supreme is one of the best menu items for a diabetic, with 1 starch, 1 meat and 1 fat on an exchange list, states Taco Bell. The chicken soft taco or fresco chicken soft taco contain 1 to 1 1/2 starches and 1 1/2 lean meat on the exchange list, with no fats. Other fresco items are also acceptable, such as the fresco crunchy taco, fresco grilled steak soft taco and fresco soft taco beef. The steak taco has only 1 1/2 starches and 1 lean meat. The crunchy taco contains 1/2 high fat meat and 1/2 fat, but only 1 starch. The beef taco only has 1/2 medium fat meat.

There are fewer sides and beverages that diabetics can consume, but a few include the Mexican rice and cheese roll-up, states SFGate. For instance, the pintos ‘n’ cheese and Mexican rice contain only 20 grams of carbohydrates. The cheese roll-up has 18 carbs or 1 1/2 starch on the exchange scale.