Diet and Nutrition

Carbohydrate Counting: Hispanic Foods List

August 22, 2018   /

Anne Danahy MS, RDN



Counting carbohydrate grams or servings at each meal can help you to control your blood glucose level throughout the day. The balance between the amount of carbohydrate you eat and the insulin within your body determines what your blood glucose will be after a meal.


Carbohydrate counting can also help you to plan healthier and more balanced meals that contain a mix of carbohydrate, protein, and healthy fats with each meal and snack. Generally, meals and snacks that are lower in carbohydrates, will result in a lower blood sugar afterward.


Which Foods Have Carbohydrate*?

Carbohydrate-rich foods include

  • Breads, tortillas, cereals, rice (or any other grains), pasta, crackers, chips
  • Legumes/beans
  • Starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, corn, winter squash
  • Fruits and fruit juices
  • Yogurt and milk
  • Sweets such as cakes, cookies, candy, etc
  • Beverages with added sugar, including soda, sweetened teas, lemonade


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