In this post we will show you some common carbohydrates and how to weigh them to get one block of carbs. If you need a refresher on carbs, you can skip back to “another way to count calories part four – what are carbohydrates and how much is one block.” There are far too many different carbohydrates to break down in one post, so we have just picked a few of our favorite carbohydrates to compare.
Apples – 75g per block (appx ½ of a small apple)
Bananas – 50g per block (appx ½ of a small banana)
Strawberries – 150g per block (appx 1 cup)
Red potatoes – 56g per block (appx 1/3 of small potato)
Sweet potatoes – 56g per block (just over ½ of sweet potato)
Corn on Cob – 50g per block (appx ½ an ear of corn)
Carrots – 110g per block (appx 1 cup)
Broccoli – 215g per block (just over 2 cups)
Asparagus – 500g per block (appx 31 medium spears)
Brussel Sprouts – 170g per block (appx 2 cups)
Green Pepper – 310g per block (appx 2.5 medium peppers)
Brown Rice (cooked) – 42g per block (appx 1/5 of a cup)
Wild Rice (cooked) – 50g per block (appx 1/3 of a cup)
Oatnut Bread – 19g per block (appx ½ a slice of bread)
Remember, these are only per one block. Most meals are going to require between 3 and 5 blocks of carbohydrates – meaning you will have to multiply this number by 3-5 to get the desired amount of blocks of carbs.
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