Diet and Nutrition

Carbohydrates in Mixed Dishes and Casseroles Quiz

January 11, 2017   /
  1. When it comes to carbohydrate-heavy casseroles, such as potpie, chili, or pasta salad, what is the rule of thumb?
    1. 1 cup (C) is 1 carbohydrate choice
    2. 1 C is 2 carbohydrate choices
    3. 1 C is 3 carbohydrate choices
    4. 1 C is 4 carbohydrate choices
  2. How should you count a mix of meat and vegetables in a savory sauce, such as a stew?
    1. 1 C is 1 carbohydrate choice
    2. 1 C is 2 carbohydrate choices
    3. 1 C is 3 carbohydrate choices
    4. 1 C is 4 carbohydrate choices
  3. How much carbohydrate is in ½ C of a hearty salad, such as chicken, egg, or tuna salad?
    1. 7 grams (g) (½ carbohydrate choice)
    2. 14 g (1 carbohydrate choice)
    3. 21 g (1½ carbohydrate choices)
    4. 28 g (2 carbohydrate choices)
  4. If you order a 12″ thin crust pizza and cut it into eight slices, how much carbohydrate is in each slice?
    1. 10 to 15 g
    2. 15 to 20 g
    3. 20 to 25 g
    4. 25 to 30 g
  5. A 13″ wrap has how many grams of carbohydrate?
    1. 25 g
    2. 35 g
    3. 45 g
    4. 55 g
  6. How much carbohydrate is in a 12-fluid-ounce (fl oz) smoothie like those served at most fast-food chains?
    1. 15 g
    2. 30 g
    3. 45 g
    4. 60 g
  7. How much carbohydrate should you count for a breaded chicken or fish patty that weighs about 3 ounces?
    1. 1 carbohydrate choice
    2. 2 carbohydrate choices
    3. 3 carbohydrate choices
    4. 4 carbohydrate choices
  8. How much carbohydrate is in a 6″ sub sandwich?
    1. 15 to 30 g
    2. 30 to 45 g
    3. 45 to 60 g
    4. 60 to 75 g

Answers

  1. b.  1 C is 2 carbohydrate choices
    One cup of carbohydrate-heavy casserole is 2 carbohydrate choices.
  2. a.  1 C is 1 carbohydrate choice
    When it comes to a mix of meat and vegetables, such as a stew or Asian style entrées, a good rule of thumb is that 1 C is 1 carbohydrate choice.
  3. a.  7 g (½ carbohydrate choice)
    A ½-C portion of a hearty salad counts as ½ carbohydrate choice. If served over 1 C of leafy greens, you can add another 2 to 5 g of carbohydrate.
  4. c.  20 to 25 g
    Thin-crust pizza has 5 to 10 g less carbohydrate per slice when compared to regular crust or pan-crust pizza.
  5. d.  55 g
    Those gigantic wraps pack a lot of carbohydrate—4 carbohydrate choices.
  6. c.  45 g
    A 12-fl-oz smoothie contains about as much carbohydrate as a 12-fl-oz can of soda.
  7. a.  1 carbohydrate choice
    If it can fit in the palm of your hand, it is about 1carbohydrate choice worth of breading.
  8. c.  45 to 60 g
    A 6″ sub usually is 45 to 60 g of carbohydrate, but remember that some sauces, such as teriyaki or honey mustard, can add a lot more!

 

References and recommended readings

McCulloch M. 10 ways to count carbs in combos. Diabetic Living Web site. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/10-ways-to-count-carbs-combos?page=1. Accessed July 3, 2014.

Warshaw HS. Easy & practical tips for counting carbs accurately. Diabetic Living Web site. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/easy-practical-tips-counting-carbs-accurately. Accessed July 3, 2014.