Diabetic Diet: Sweet Choices 2017-01-28T09:36:02-06:00

Diabetic Diet: Sweet Choices

1 Carb = 15 grams or carbohydrate and 1 starch, or 1 fruit, or 1 milk.

Food Serving Size Exchanges per Serving
Angel food cake, unfrosted 1/12th cake (about 2 oz.) 2 carbohydrates
Brownie, small, unfrosted 2 in square (about 1 oz.) 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Cake, unfrosted 2 in square (about 1 oz.) 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Cookie or sandwich cookie w/ cream filling 2 small (about 2/3 oz.) 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Cookies, sugar-free 3 small or 1 large (¾-1 oz.) 1 carbohydrate, 1-2 fats
Cranberry sauce, jellied ¼ cup 1½ carbohydrates
Cupcake, frosted 1 small (about 2 oz.) 2 carbohydrates, 1 fats
Doughnut, plain cake 1 medium (1½ oz.) 1½ carbohydrates, 2 fats
Doughnut, glazed 3 ¾ in across (2 oz.) 2 carbohydrates, 2 fats
Fruit cobbler ½ cup (3½ oz.) 3 carbohydrates, 1 fat
Fruit juice bars, frozen, 100% juic 1 bar (3 oz.) 1 carbohydrate
Fruit snacks, chewy (pureed fruit concentrate) 1 roll (3/4 oz.) 1 carbohydrate
Fruit spreads, 100% fruit 1½ Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Gelatin, regular ½ cup 1 carbohydrate
Gingersnaps 3 1 carbohydrate
Granola or snack bar, regular or low-fat 1 bar (1 oz.) 1½ carbohydrates
Honey 1 Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Ice cream ½ cup 1 carbohydrate, 2 fats
Ice cream, light ½ cup 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Ice cream, low-fat ½ cup 1½ carbohydrates
Ice cream, fat-free, no sugar added ½ cup 1 carbohydrate
Jam or jelly, regular 1 Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Milk, chocolate, whole 1 cup 2 carbohydrates, 1 fat
Pie, fruit, 2 crusts ⅙ of 8-in. commercially prepared pie 3 carbohydrates, 2 fats
Pie, pumpkin or custard ⅛ of 8-in. commercially prepared pie 2 carbohydrates, 2 fats
Pudding, regular (made with reduced-fat milk) ½ cup 2 carbohydrates
Pudding, sugar-free or sugar-free and
fat-free (made w/ fat-free milk)
½ cup 1 carbohydrate
Reduced-calorie meal replacement (shake) 1 can (10-11 oz.) 1½ carbohydrates, 0-1 fat
Rice milk, low-fat or fat-free, plain 1 cup 1 carbohydrate
Rice milk, low-fat, flavored 1 cup 1½ carbohydrates
Salad dressing, fat-free ¼ cup 1 carbohydrate
Sherbet, sorbet ½ cup 2 carbohydrates
Spaghetti sauce or pasta sauce, canned ½ cup 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Sports drinks 8 oz (1 cup) 1 carbohydrate
Sugar 1 Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Sweet roll or Danish 1 (2½ oz.) 2½ carbohydrates
Syrup, light 2 Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Syrup, regular 1 Tbsp. 1 carbohydrate
Vanilla wafers 5 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat
Yogurt, frozen ½ cup 1 carbohydrate, 0-1 fat
Yogurt, frozen, fat-free ⅓ cup 1 carbohydrate
Yogurt, low-fat w/ fruit 1 cup 3 carbohydrates, 0-1 fat