This post completes the series on basic carb counting without tricks.
Here’s how I would carb count homemade lemonade:
I make lemonade by pouring 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of sugar into a 2 quart pitcher. Then I fill the pitcher with water. The water has no carbs, and the lemon has little enough that I don’t count it. Thus, the carbs in the pitcher are 200 grams.
I know that I will measure my child’s portion of lemonade by volume, so I use the fact that the batch of lemonade is 2 quarts, or 8 cups. Thus, each cup of lemonade has 200/8 =25 grams of carbs. I would write down the number 25 grams per cup, even though we have been told to limit sugary drinks to 1/2 cup a day for our child with diabetes.
Are there any kinds of foods that you, the readers, would like to know how to carb count?