Low-Fat High-Carb Foods

Don't dis all carbs. Even the poster children for high-carb foods, bread and pasta, are important for good nutrition.

Bread & pasta

Apples & pear

Due to fructose, these fruits are high-carb. If you consume the full fruit, including apples and pears' skins, their nutritional advantages outweigh their carbohydrates.


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Steel-cut oat

High-fiber steel cut oats make a chewy, nutty breakfast. Nutrients meta-analysis found that type 2 diabetics lowered fasting blood glucose.


Beets include 13 grams of sugar per cup, but they won't raise your blood sugar or weight like rice pudding or pastries.

White potatoes

Even though you generally think of French fries when you hear "carbohydrate," don't overlook this starchy vegetable. A smart trick reduces carbohydrate's blood sugar impact.

Sweet potatoe

Even if it's probably the cuisine (French fries) that immemorialized it, don't overlook this starchy vegetable.For diversity, serve sweet potatoes.

Chickpeas & lentil

Chickpeas, a super-high-carb legume, with 12 grams of fiber and 45 grams of carbohydrates per cup.


Bananas are another carbohydrate that won't make you fat. A banana a day protects your heart because potassium lowers blood pressure.

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