If I am carbohydrate counting, how much beans, peas or lentils can I eat?

Jennifer Shaw
Nutrition & Dietetics

Everyone needs a different amount of carbohydrate, so it's important to meet with a dietitian to find out how much carb is right for you. However, when you're counting, each 1/2 cup of beans, peas, or lentils would count as 1 serving or about 15 g of carbs. Typically, you're aiming for between 3 and 5 servings of carbs at each meal (45-75 g), but that number varies depending on your age, gender, activity level, and weight, among other factors.

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