Carb-Counting Quiz

Test your skill at estimating the carb counts for common foods like ice cream, pasta salad, and cheese dip you often find while dining out or attending gatherings and parties.

Guess the Grams

Get ready, set, count! Take a guess at the carb counts in each of the following foods and find the correct gram amounts to see how close you were - or if you were way off. Plus, get great tips to keep carb counts low and carb-counting manageable.

Cheese Dip

Can you guess the carb grams?

Cheese Dip

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons dip + 1 ounce tortilla chips

The dip itself has only 4 g carb. The tortilla chips up the count. Consider dipping non-starchy veggies instead to cut total carbohydrate.

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Can you guess the carb grams?

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Serving Size: 1/8 pie

Many full-sugar pies are cut into just eight slices for serving. A narrow sliver lets you enjoy the taste and stay within your carb count.

Pasta Salad

Can you guess the carb grams?

Pasta Salad

Serving Size: 1 cup

More air means fewer carb grams. Large pieces of pasta stretched with lots of non-starchy veggies will have a lower count than small pasta pieces packed into a cup.

Pumpkin Bars

Can you guess the carb grams?

Pumpkin Bars

Serving Size: 2x2 inches

Frosting can easily double the carb count of a baked treat. When possible, choose unfrosted goodies or enjoy half of a frosted serving.

Creamy Coleslaw

Can you guess the carb grams?

Creamy Coleslaw

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Cabbage is low-carb, but a sweet, mayo-base sauce adds carb grams (and fat grams). For calorie and carb savings, opt for vinegar-dressing coleslaw without dried fruit.

Sandwich Cookie

Can you guess the carb grams?

Sandwich Cookie

Serving Size: 1

A sandwich cookie doubles the carb count (the cookie topper plus the filling are usually high in sugar). Look for single-layer cookies adorned with a few sprinkles or powdered sugar.

Veggie Dip

Can you guess the carb grams?

Veggie Dip

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons dip + 1/4 cup mixed raw vegetables

Enjoy the crunch! There are so few carbs in raw, non-starchy vegetables that you can consider them "free" foods. Do count the calories from the dip, however, to stay on track.

Veggie Pizza with Canadian-style Bacon

Can you guess the carb grams?

Veggie Pizza with Canadian-style Bacon

Serving Size: 1/8 pizza

To target this carb count, reach for a slice of thin-crust pizza that's about 4 inches wide at the widest part.

Brown Rice

Can you guess the carb grams?

Brown Rice

Serving Size: 1 cup

Although we always recommend brown rice for its extra fiber, there's not much difference in total carbohydrate. The fluffier the rice, the fewer the carbs.

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