Diabetes - Low Carbohydrate Foods The goal of diabetes management is to maintain a healthy range of blood sugar by balancing food, insulin and activity. Young children can have different food preferences from day to day. Their activity level can also vary from day to day. To balance food, insulin, and activity, you can use "carb counting." Foods that contain carbohydrates: Fruits and juice Starches such as bread, cereal, and pasta Starchy vegetables such as peas, potatoes, and corn Milk, yogurt, and ice cream Sweets, candy, and soda Foods that contain protein: Meats, cheese, eggs, nuts, fish Foods that contain fats: Margarine, salad dressing, oils If your child is particularly hungry one day, offer some low carb foods, which will provide your child with more to eat while keeping the child's carb intake the same day-to-day. Low Carbohydrate Foods Food Amount Grams of Carbs Applesauce, unsweetened 1/2 cup 15 Berries 1 cup 15 Cereal, unsweetened, dry 3/4 cup 15 Cheese balls 50 15 Cranberry juice, low-cal 1 cup 15 Goldfish crackers 50 15 Marshmallows, large 3 15 Oyster crackers 55 15 Popcorn 3 cups 15 Pretzels 65 sticks or 12 mini 15 Ritz bits 40 15 Teddy grahams 15 15 Watermelon 1 1/4 cups 15 Yogurt, lite 1 cup 15 Use your ADA Carb Counting booklet to look up the food, portion size, and amount of carbohydrate in grams. You can also use the Nutrition Facts food label to look up the grams of carbohydrate of a food, the portion size of the food, and the number of serving per container. Use your child's meal plan goals to help plan meals and snacks and to keep the child's carb intake the same from day to day.