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Total Carbohydrate: Pediatric Food Choices

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Total Carbohydrate: Pediatric Food Choices

 
Entrées

 
Serving Size

Carbohydrate
(grams)

Chicken nuggets

6 nuggets

15

Chicken patty sandwich

1 sandwich

45

Corn dog

1 corn dog

23

French toast stick

1 stick

12

Grilled cheese

1 sandwich

30

Hamburger on bun

1 sandwich

30

Hot dog with bun

1 hot dog with bun

30

Lasagna

1 cup (C)

30

Macaroni and cheese

1 C

45

Nachos with cheese and meat

12 chips

15

Pancake

One 4˝-diameter pancake

15

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

2 slices of bread, 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) jelly, 1 Tbsp peanut butter

50

Pizza

1 slice

30

Sloppy joe on bun

1 sandwich

33

Spaghetti

1 C noodles

45

Taco

1 hard shell
1 soft shell

9
25

 

 
Beverages

 
Serving Size

Carbohydrate
(grams)

Chocolate milk

One 8-fluid-ounce ( fl oz) carton

30

Fruit juice

4 fl oz

15

Iced tea (unsweetened)

8 fl oz

0

Strawberry milk

One 8-fl-oz carton

30

White milk

One 8-fl-oz carton

12

 

 
Sides

 
Serving Size

Carbohydrate
(grams)

Animal crackers

8 animal crackers

15

Applesauce

½ C

15

Baked beans

⅓ C

15

Baked potato

1 small potato

15

Breadstick

One 4˝ stick

15

Corn

½ C

15

Crackers

4 to 6 crackers

15

French fries

15 French fries

15

Fruit (canned) in lite syrup or own juice

½ C

15

Graham crackers

1 packet

10

Jelly/jam (regular)

1 Tbsp

15

Jelly/jam (sugar free)

2 Tbsp

15

Ketchup packet

1 packet

3

Mashed potatoes

½ C

15

Pasta

⅓ C

15

Peas

½ C

15

Potato chips

15 chips (small bag)

15

Rice

⅓ C

15

Roll

Size of fist

15

Syrup (regular)

1 Tbsp

14

Syrup  (sugar free)

2 Tbsp

5

Tater tots

9 tater tots

21

Tomato soup

½ C

20

 

 
Desserts

 
Serving Size

Carbohydrate
(grams)

Angel food cake

1 piece

30

Brownie

One 2˝ square

18

Cookie

1 small cookie

15

Custard

½ C

24

Fruit pie with crust

1 slice of pie

43

Gelatin (regular)

½ C

19

Gelatin (sugar free)

½ C

0

Ice cream

½ C

15

Pudding (regular)

½ C

26

Pudding (sugar free)

½ C

13

 

References and recommended readings
American Dietetic Association, American Diabetes Association. Exchange Lists for Meal Planning. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: American Diabetes Association; 2003.

Borushek A. The Calorie King Calorie, Carbohydrate, and Fat Counter. Costa Mesa, CA: Family Health Publications; 2007.

International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet. My Food Plan for Kids and Teens. Minneapolis, MN: Park Nicollet; 2006.

 

Review Date 4/13
K-0592

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