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May 27, 2011 2:34 PM
Im not too good at that. Baby carrots. Says serving is 3oz. How many carrots would that be?
  5524398
May 27, 2011 2:36 PM
approx 5
  6493983
May 27, 2011 2:37 PM
a medium sized handful or a little less.
  2397387
May 27, 2011 2:38 PM
when I weight 3 oz of baby carrots on my digital scale it ends up being approx 13-15 baby carrots.
  1153805
May 27, 2011 2:38 PM
Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Carrots
•½ cup chopped raw carrot: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 26 calories
•1 medium baby carrot (about 3 per oz): 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate and 4 calories
•2 oz (56 grams) raw baby carrots: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 20 calories
•½ cup cooked sliced carrots: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 27 calories
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/carbcounts/a/carrots.htm
  1323645
May 27, 2011 2:39 PM
That's why i luuuuuuv my food scale! I'm not good at that either.
  1191493
May 27, 2011 2:39 PM
3 oz of mini or baby carrots is about 1/2 cup and should be around 35 calories
May 27, 2011 2:41 PM
QUOTE:

when I weight 3 oz of baby carrots on my digital scale it ends up being approx 13-15 baby carrots.


I was thinking the same thing...but also read that its 10-11, kinda confusing I guess :/
  5276414
May 27, 2011 2:43 PM
About a handful, fortunately carrots are pretty low cal so an error won't destroy your efforts as much as some other foods would.
But really, nothing can substitute for actually weighing things, even if only once.
It's pointless logging food if the quantities are all over the place.

I know this from experience, I'm USELESS at guesstimating quantities.
  6288475
May 27, 2011 2:43 PM
I eat the baby carrots and measure them on a food scale. I highly recommend getting a food scale. You can find a cheap one at any grocery store and some more expensive at Bed Bath Beyond etc...
  838963
May 27, 2011 2:46 PM
I remember reading on something that 3oz of baby carrots is about 14 carrots.
May 27, 2011 2:46 PM
Sometimes those baby carrots are really tiny and sometimes they are so fat.... All in all you can not go to wrong if you overeat a few... it might be 5 or 10 extra calories. Not a day breaker and at least you are eating well. You could also see if the package has the weight and divide it up... if it is a 1 pound pack, that would be about 5 servings at 3 oz.... and a few extra carrots.happy

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