Diabetic Diet: Carbohydrate Choices 2017-01-28T09:36:03-05:00

Carbohydrate Choices

Starch (1 choice = 15 grams of carbohydrate and 80 calories)

Bread
White or wheat bread 1 slice
Bread, reduced calorie 2 slices
Bagel ¼ (1 oz)
English muffin ½ (1 oz)
French toast 1 slice
Hamburger bun ½
Hot dog bun ½

Pancake, 4 inch across (¼ inch thick)

1
Muffin, low-fat 1 mini (1 oz)
Pita, 6 inch across ½
Roll, plain, small 1 (1oz)
Raisin bread, unfrosted 1 slice (1 oz)
Tortilla, corn 6” 1
Tortilla, flour 6” 1
Tortilla, flour 10”
Waffle, 4”, low fat 1
Starchy Vegetables
Baked beans ⅓ cup
Corn ½ cup
Corn on cob ½ cob

Mixed vegetables
(with corn, peas, or pasta)

1 cup
Peas, green ½ cup
Potato, boiled ½ cup
Potato, baked ¼ large
Potato, mashed ½ cup

Squash, winter
(acorn, butternut, pumpkin)

1 cup
Yam, sweet potato ½ cup
Cereal and Grains
Bran cereals ½ cup
Bulgar ½ cup
Cereal, cooked ½ cup
Cereal, unsweetened ¾ cup
Cornmeal (dry) 3 tbsp
Couscous ⅓ cup
Flour (dry) 3 Tbsp.
Granola, low-fat ¼ cup
Grape-Nuts ¼ cup
Grits ½ cup
Oats ½ cup
Pasta ⅓ cup
Rice, white or brown ⅓ cup
Shredded wheat ½ cup
Sugar-frosted cereal ½ cup
Crackers and Snacks
Animal crackers 8
Graham crackers (2.5″ square) 3
Melba toast 4 slices
Oyster crackers 24
Popcorn, popped (no fat) 3 cups
Pretzels ¾ cup
Rice cakes, 4″ 2
Saltine crackers 6
Snack chips (Fat-free or baked) 15-20
Whole-wheat crackers 2-5
Starchy Foods Prepared with Fat
(count as 1 starch and 1 fat)
Biscuit, 2.5” 1
Chow mein noodles ½ cup
Corn bread, 2” 1
Cracker, round butter 6
Croutons 1 cup
French-fried potatoes (Oven-baked) 1 cup
Hummus ⅓ cup
Muffin, 5oz ⅕ cup
Sandwich crackers (Cheese or peanut butter filling) 3
Snack chips (No fat) 9-13
Beans, Peas and Lentils
(Count as 1 starch and 1 very lean meat)
Beans and peas (Garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, split) ½ cup
Lims beans ⅔ cup
Lentils ½ cup
Miso 3 Tbsp.