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Half a cup of pasta is one serving
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Half a cup of whole-grain cooked pasta is about the same size as a hockey puck and equals one carbohydrate serving, or about 70 calories. If pasta isn't your thing, picture brown rice instead. You can have 1/3 cup of cooked brown rice for 70 calories.

Other carbohydrate servings

Carbohydrate   1 serving (70 calories)
Bagel, whole-grain   1/2 bagel (3-inch width)
Bun or roll, whole-grain   1 small
Cereal, cold, flake-type   3/4 cup
Crackers, whole-wheat   8
Muffin, any flavor   1 small
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