Counting Carbohydrates and Calories for fruits.

A small piece of whole fruit or 1 cup of chopped fruit has about 15 grams of carbohydrate which yields to 60 Calories. Fruit juice can range from 1/3 -1/2 cup for 15 grams of carbohydrate.

Only 2 tablespoons of dried fruit like raisins or dried cherries contains 15 grams of carbohydrate so be cautious with your portion sizes!

Fruit can be eaten in exchange for other sources of carbohydrate in your meal plan such as starches, grains, or dairy.

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