List of 15g of carbs snacks

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-04-26 13:10:34 -0500
Started 2009-03-11 11:23:18 -0500

Some of the folowing items have a little less than 15g of carbs but all of them are very close to 15g.

Apple, small, 2"
Apricots, 5.5 oz
Banana, extra-small, 4 ounces
Blueberries or Blackberries, 3/4 cup
Blackberries, blueberries, 3/4 cup
Cantaloupe, honeydew, papaya, cubed, 1 cup
Cherries, 12
Dates, 3
Figs, 2 medium
Grapefruit, large, 1/2
Grapes, small, 3 oz or about 17
Mango, cubed, 1/2 cup
Nectarine, small
Orange, small
Peach, medium
Pear, large, 1/2
Pineapple, cubed, 3/4 cup
Plums, small, 5 ounces
Raspberries, 1 cup
Strawberries, 1 1/4 cup
Tangerines, small, 8 oz
Watermelon, cubed, 1 1/4 cup
Vegetable - typically 1.5 cups of cooked or 3 cups raw

Artichoke hearts
Baby corn
Bamboo shoots
Bean sprouts
Brussels sprouts
Green beans
Green onions or scallions
Mung bean sprouts
Oriental radish or daikon
Pea pods
Peppers, all varieties
Soybean sprouts
Sugar snap peas
Summer squash
Swiss chard
Water chestnuts

Milk, 8 oz
Chocolate Milk, 8 oz
Soy Milk, 8 oz
Yogurt, 1/2 cup
Frozen yogurt
Egg nog, 1/2 cup
Rice drink, unflavored, 1 cup

4oz of most juices
Hot chocolate
Lower-sugar sports drink
Vegetable juice cocktail
Packaged Snacks

5 Triscuits
Jello Sugar Free puddings
Other Fun Stuff

Peanuts, 2 1/2 oz
Small tortilla pizza
Slice of bread with peanut butter
Greek yogurt with berries
A few crackers and cheese
Hummus and veggies

Small brownie
2" chocolate chip cookie

What are your favorites? Do you have things to add to the list?

28 replies

mamaoak 2009-04-26 13:10:34 -0500 Report

good for you alot of people do not know this allso oreo has something out called fun sticks one pack has 13 carbs 2 sticks to a pack. rice cakes two 15 carbs gram crackers three 2 1/2" squares 15 carbs for those who have a little sweet craveing.

southern_ lady
southern_ lady 2009-03-13 16:15:59 -0500 Report

When I eat any kind of fruit it raises my
blood surgar to high numbers,,what
should I do.

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 18:47:45 -0500 Report

The first thing to watch is how much you eat. Fruit is a carb so you have to watch it. I always try to eat fresh over canned. The juice will get you.
Then there are friendlier fruits such as apples, pears and berries. Some melons. If you eat them before they are really ripe, they have less sugar in them too.

What I do now is always eat some kind of fat with my fruit. I eat my apple with peanutbutter or cheese. Pears with a little cheese is great too. Berries with a little cream or plain yogurt and some cinnamon.

The reason is, that when you add a fat or a protein to your carb, it helps slow down the rush of sugar in your blood stream. It really does help. I don't eat nearly as much fruit as I used to. I eat more veggies, and I don't drink any fruit juice at all.

DawnRJackson 2009-03-13 12:13:50 -0500 Report

What a detailed and great list! I hope (with the help of my husband) to put in a small garden this year to grow a variety of vegetables and fruits, many from this list.

Not only will this venture provide needed exercise (weeding alone should burn lots of calories l hope) but I'll get to enjoy the fruits of my labor literally ;)

And if I feel adventurous enough I'd like to try my hand at canning, at least tomatoes so I can make my own sauces for spaghetti (using Dreamfield's pasta).

The low sugar spaghetti sauces in the stores are more expensive than the regular ones, something I've yet to understand, how can a product that has *less* of something cost *more*?

Thanks for the list, you've given me a good start on ideas for plotting the garden contents :)

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 16:09:34 -0500 Report

We are gardening too, and it is so exciting. We planted beef steak tomatoes and grape tomatoes for salads. A bunch of differnt lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, green onions, green beans and some herbs. I am so proud. We are hoping to can also. I have been practicing with sugar free jams this winter, so soon I hope to can some of our veggies too.

DawnRJackson 2009-03-13 17:01:57 -0500 Report

Wow, sounds like you've got the makings of a great garden already :) I haven't tried to do any sorts of jams or jellies. We've got a fig tree that has put out loads of figs for the past few years and some blackberries that were already growing here when we moved in (the birds usually beat me to the blackberries and I've found myself facing off a few 'possums when trying to collect figs in the late summer evenings), maybe I can try my hand at canning those too.

Are you using an alternative sweetener like Splenda or Equal? I am using Stevia in my coffee and yogurt, have cooked a few meals with it and had good luck so far — wonder if I could use it for canning as well? We should start a Garden Swap, and swap our canned products with others who have put things up too, we could get a good variety of different foods with all the folks on board here who are from so many different geographical regions!

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 18:42:06 -0500 Report

I like the Garden swap idea. I made strawberry, strawberry/blueberry and orange marmalde. Some with sugar. Some without. I use Truvia in my canning with a box of sure jell. That is great. The yeild is lower with sugar free because it is really mostly fruit....yum. I have not tried my marmalade yet. It is regular, it just takes so much to make it sweet, I don't think sugar free is up for that..not yet anyway.
I love figs. Actually my neighbor found a recipe for BANANA jam! So anything is possible. I am looking forward to making some salsa too.

sherlij 2009-03-15 15:45:44 -0500 Report

Why not make your own low sugar pasta sauce. It is easy and inexpensive. I make mine in my crock pot, then freeze it. Hugs, Sherli

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-03-12 08:52:23 -0500 Report

This is so good to share with others. I also have list on te side of the fridge for pottasium foods, phospherous foods, proteins and so on. I was on very strict diets dued to dialysis and kidney disease besides diabetes. It is not to late to watch the higher foods that can cause different illness. It is alot easier knowing the higher content of many foods and you know maybe eating them a little more sparingly. It doesn't hurt to start a good habit let that?…Debe

GabbyPA 2009-03-11 19:48:07 -0500 Report

One thing to remember is that if you are eatinng the fruit from cans, don't be getting the ones in heavy syrup. That can kill those carb counts quick.

2009-03-11 19:44:24 -0500 Report

UGH! I must be some freak of nature!!!!!! I only like watermelon and mushrooms on this entire list! Thanks for posting this, I want more to pick from Richard!!!!! :) Angie

GabbyPA 2009-03-11 19:49:14 -0500 Report

That is sad girl...out of all those wonderful things to choose from you can only stand 2. We need to send you some recipes!! LOL.

2009-03-11 19:49:57 -0500 Report

Please Gabby, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

GabbyPA 2009-03-11 19:54:26 -0500 Report

Ok, here is the deal. You pick a couple of the items on here that you think you might be able to tolerate....I will find you some recipes. How's that. If is is something I can mail you, maybe I will send you a sample or two. Deal?

2009-03-11 19:59:53 -0500 Report

LOL, Ok, Cauliflower and Celery! I do like salad without lettuce! Problem child, I know! :)

GabbyPA 2009-03-12 08:51:13 -0500 Report

I will see what I can round up for you. Have you tried lettuce other than iceburg? that is gross lettuce....there are alot of them out there that actually have some flavor!. YUM

2009-03-12 20:55:06 -0500 Report

Gabby, I do like lettuce, it just doesn't like me :( No gallbladder and my body appears to hate me when I eat it! If I could load it up with Ranch dressing with all the fat it could hold and all the olives I could eat, I'd be a happy camper. That's my wish for just one meal! LOL Angie

GabbyPA 2009-03-13 08:48:56 -0500 Report

So do you have to avoid any kind of fats then?? I was going to send you a couple of recipes, but they have cream or butter in them...can you eat that?

2009-03-13 21:30:49 -0500 Report

No, I can have some fats. I still eat regular butter (I know) and I've had a couple of dishes with cream and it didn't bother me at all. For some strange reason, it appears what I drink, not what I eat, makes my BS go crazy! Thanks much Gabby!

GabbyPA 2009-03-14 08:21:17 -0500 Report

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
3T Butter
3/4 C Diced Onion
3/4 C Diced Celery
1 Quart homemade Chicken Broth
1 10 oz pkg Frozen Cauliflower
1/2 C Half and Half
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt butter over low heat and saute your onions and celery until they are translucent. In a large pot, combine broth and cauliflower with your sauteed veggies and simmer until the cauliflower is tender.
With a slotted spoon remove veggies from the pot and place into a blender. Carefully pour as much broth as will fit in the blender and PUREE until smooth. (Let the steam vent thru the lid or it will explode, decorating your kitchen with hot cauliflower)
Pour your pureede mixture back into your pot and add the cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Let it heat thru and serve.

Add a little zest:
Garnish each serving with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese or a sprinkle of nutmeg or mace on top.

This has only about 9 grams of carbs per serving and you should get 4 servings from this recipe.

Another favorite of mine with cauliflower is a casarole.

In a 9 x 13 pan, spray non-stick. Cut up a head of fresh cauliflower and place it in a single layer in the pan. Drizzle with olive oil (I used my flavored ones for extra flavor) Salt and pepper to taste. Then I slice up a turkey sausage or regular kelbalsa. Or you can use diced ham or bacon stips.(something with some fat in it is helpful and adds flavor) Place the meat of your choice on top of the layer of cauliflower and then sprinkle with parmesean cheese. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 30 mintues, until the cauliflower has brown edges and is tender. I also do this with brussle sprouts. I have never tried it, but I am sure it would work with broccoli and carrots as well.

One more?

Roasted Vegetable Dip
1 Medium Zucchini
1 Medium Yellow Squash
1 Medium Onion
4 Cloves Garlic
1 C Cauliflower
1/2 t Sea Salt
Flavored Olive Oil (I love garlic and basil or thyme)

Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice all your veggies in similar thinckness for even cooking. In a jelly roll pan, spead your veggies in a single layer and sprinkle liberally with olive oil. Bake about 30 minutes. Turn them over and bake for about 5-10 minutes more. They should be lightly browned and tender.
Place Veggies in a blender or food processor and blend on high speed until blended. (Let the heat escape...same thing as above)
This is a great dip served warm with some whole wheat crackers. I also like it with celery. You can also serve it cold, but I like it warm best.

So here are a few things to try. You can also mash cauliflower and create a replacement for mashed potatoes. If you do that, don't use any milk. Add the "creaminess" with some mayonaise, a little butter and salt and pepper. Cauliflower is already a "wet" veggie, and milk just makes it runny.

If you want some more, let me know. I have a great bean dip that is wonderful on celery!!

GabbyPA 2009-03-15 14:52:59 -0500 Report

Hey Debe!
Glad to see you back. The bean dip is the recipe I gave you for the super bowl. If you want to share that you are more than welcome.

lipsie 2009-03-11 14:10:26 -0500 Report

Yummm…I LOVE tomatoes, onions, brusel sprouts, any of that kind of thing. My finace is just laying here trying to imagine JUST 15g of one of these…we are new to this change in our eatting habbits so, we'll get it down. Thanks for the list though. Sheila

maxcats 2009-03-11 13:10:56 -0500 Report

Thank you Richard157, this is wonderful to have. I don't eat snacks because I'm afraid of extra carbs, not knowing how much they are. Now I can have a few every day! As MaryS replied, I wish we could eat peanuts, they are a very good snack but now we don't dare buy them. I hope they figure that out soon. Thank you again for all your help.

2009-03-11 12:46:13 -0500 Report

This is a good list to have. I love nuts. I mentioned this to my doctor the other day, and she mentioned that even though it is a good snack to have, watch out right now what peanut products you are buying because of the samonalia outbreak. It is still a concern. I don't want to scare anyone, but I just thought I would pass on the dr's suggestion.