List of Carbohydrate Foods -
Make friends with Carbs

Take our List of Carbohydrate Foods - print it out, learn what IS and IS NOT a carbohydrate, use it to make great eating habits. Hey, carbs are actually our friends.

carbohydrate summary

Did you know that your brain ONLY uses carbs? The USDA recommends that we get 45-65% of our daily energy from foods with carbohydrates.

A great way to gauge if a carbohydrate is "good" or "bad" is how long it takes to digest. If it takes a long (slow) time, that's good! Visit our Low Glycemic Food List page and see a carbohydrate chart that will teach you which carbs are slow (good) and fast (bad) . . .

List of Carbohydrate Foods

Sugars:
white sugar
brown sugar
honey
molasses
maple sugar and syrup
anything made with these sugars

Grains (including whole grains):
all grains
wheat
oats
corn & popcorn
rice
quinoa
barley
rye
spelt
flour made from any kind of grain
anything made with these flours

Pastas:
all pastas

Breads:
all bread, rolls, bagels, pitas, crackers, etc.

Cereals:
all cereals
dry breakfast cereals & granolas
cooked cereals (oatmeal, porridge, etc.)

Baked goods:
almost all baked goods made with any flour, starch, or sugars

Fruits:
all fruits
apples
apricots
avocado
bananas
berries
blueberries
cantaloupe
cherries
clementines
cranberries
dates
figs
grapes
grapefruit
honeydew melon
kiwi
mango
melons
nectarines
oranges
papaya
peaches
pears
pineapples
plumes
raisins
strawberries
watermelon

Legumes:
all beans and peas
baked beans
black beans
butter beans
cannellini beans
edamame
green beans
kidney beans
lentils
lima beans
soy beans
peas


Vegetables:
all vegetables
beets
carrots
corn
potatoes
pumpkin
squash
sweet potatoes

Very Little Carb Vegetables:
artichokes
asparagus
broccoli
cabbages
celery
chilies
eggplant
fennel
leeks
some lettuces (NOT iceburg lettuce)
mushrooms
okra
onions
peppers
snow peas
turnips
zucchini

Dairy:
all milk and cream (NOT butter)
ice cream
frozen custard
pudding/custard
yogurt

Cheese:
cheese spreads (usually)
cottage cheese
cream cheese
ricotta cheese

Drinks:
fruit juices
soda drinks with sugar or corn syrup
hot chocolate
vegetable juices
coffee
some tea (very little carbs)

Meat/Protein:
egg whites - very little carbs (egg yolks have NO carbs)
Any protein cooked with flour or starch:
fried meats or fried seafood
breaded meats or seafood

Nuts:
all nuts (very little carbs)

More Pantry Items at our House:
peanut butter
baking chocolate
baking cocoa
chocolate chips and other baking chips
shredded coconut
rice vinegar (NOT other vinegars)
spice mixes (like taco, gravy, etc.)

More Refrigerator Items at our House:
ketchup
barbeque sauces
A1 sauce
taco sauce
tomato-based sauces
some mustards (NOT plain mustard)
some pickles (not all of them)
Velveeta cheese slices
cream cheese, shredded cheese
jellies and jams


Source:
The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes by Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Dr. Stephen Colagiuri, and Alan W. Barclay


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