How Many Carbs in a Cup of Flour?

by Leighann on February 18, 2011

The more I can automate things, the better off I am.

When I open a new package of flour, sugar, oats, etc. and pour it into a container for storage in the pantry, I cut out the nutrition information label and pop it inside. It’s a quick reference the next time I cook something and I don’t have to spend time looking it up.

What are some ways you automate the carb counting?

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1 Linda February 18, 2011 at 6:20 am

Hi LeighAnn.
I do that for all pasta and anything that I take out of the original packaging. I have even made a board of Tyler’s favorite foods and listed serving size and carb count per serving. I cook alot of casserroles and homemade foods that don’t have labels; and it is quick and easy to calculate his carbs at the end of the meal. It also helps when his Grandparents come for a visit and cook for him; they can look at the board and see that one serving of beef-n-noodles is _ and done.

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2 Cara February 18, 2011 at 7:00 am

I do that too. Or if I can, I write on the package with a sharpie.

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3 Angela (Toucan Scraps) February 18, 2011 at 7:29 am

I’ve programed an excel spreadsheet so I put quanities and percentages of each ingredient in and it calculates the overall cards in a given batch of baking.

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4 Sylvia White February 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

Whenever I make something homemade, such as Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, I figure the carb count and write it on the recipe for future reference.

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5 Monique February 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I’ve got a “cheat sheet” on the D-Counter in the kitchen where I write down the portions and carb counts of “frequently consumed” foods and ingredients. But, honestly, I rely heavily on the Calorie King to estimate counts for things like fresh bread. I knocked myself out meticulously counting carbs-per-batch to come up with a carb-per-oz for home-made bread, and was never quite right. Looked it up in Calorie King, and the “general” estimate has been right on….

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6 Laura February 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Our fridge is full of yogurts and puddings with the carb counts written on the lids with Sharpie marker. If I forget to write down the numbers, my husband or daughters label them. Otherwise, the Calorie King and a digital kitchen scale are my constant companions.

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7 Suzanne February 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

In our kitchen, we have posted frequently used items & their carb count on index card post-it’s by food category , as well as post it for carb factors from Gary Scheiner’s Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting. These are on the cabinet above the scale.
I have a “keepers” binder of recipes the family likes, and I do the math for those if needed. I also invested in some Cooking Light Cookbooks and a few others that have carb counts for when I want a break from the math. We also use the Calorie King ( paper version at home, iPhone when out), especially when traveling or at a restaurant. Another reason to be thankful for smartphones!
And thank you, LeighAnn for all you do to bring us together in this community!

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8 Trev February 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Great idea, of course our pantry, is which ever random cupboard the item gets tossed into. We, lets just say, lack the organizational gene. Oh well, still like the idea! Cheers.

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