Calorie Counts for Pasta, Rice & Noodles

All Foods > Pasta, Rice & Noodles

  • 1.    Brown Rice

    Brown rice is a complex form of carbohydrate that's healthier than white rice, but can still increase your blood sugar levels, so eat it in moderation.

  • 2.    Chow Mein

    Chow Mein does contain some fiber and protein but can be quite high in calories and unhealthy oils so serve up a smaller portion if you want to eat it.

  • 3.    Couscous

  • 4.    Fried Rice

    Fried rice is often cooked with oil, and is packed with unhealthy nutrients and fats, so don't eat this often.

  • 5.    Gnocchi

    Gnocchi is made of wheat flour, so it's not something you should be eating often if you're on a Paleo diet.

  • 6.    Jambalaya

  • 7.    Lasagna

    Lasagna is not something you should eat often if you're on a Paleo diet since it's a grain. Try substituting zucchini in place instead.

  • 8.    Lo Mein

  • 9.    Macaroni

  • 10.    Macaroni And Cheese

    Macaroni and cheese is not something you should eaten if you're on a Paleo diet. As an alternative, try searching for recipes that involve spaghetti squash.

  • 11.    Noodles

    Noodles can spike up your blood sugar levels, and aren't recommended if you're doing Paleo. Try substituting zucchini or shredded spaghetti squash instead.

  • 12.    Paella

    If you're eating Paleo, paella is something you should eat in moderation. To make it Paleo, try replacing the rice with cauliflower rice.

  • 13.    Pasta

    Pasta is a source of complex carbohydrates that will cause an increase in blood sugar levels, so should be eaten in moderation. Try substituting spaghetti squash instead.

  • 14.    Pilaf

    Pilaf can taste great, but to make it Paleo, we recommend using cauliflower rice to replace the regular rice.

  • 15.    Polenta

    Polenta is rich in carbohydrates, but contains very little nutrients so we don't recommend eating it regularly.

  • 16.    Ravioli

    Ravioli is very often prepared with ground beef or cheese and will provide protein, but can increase blood sugars, so it should be consumed in moderation.

  • 17.    Rice

    Rice is available in white, brown, and wild varieties. Though, it's not as harmful as other grains, you should eat it in moderation if you're trying to lose some body fat.

  • 18.    Rice Noodles

    Rice noodles are high in carb content, fat free, and will supply a small amount of dietary fiber to your day. For those trying to lose weight, it's best to eat noodles in moderation.

  • 19.    Risotto

  • 20.    Spaghetti

  • 21.    Tortellini

  • 22.    White Rice

    White rice is not as harmful as other grains such as gluten, but for those trying to lose weight, it's best eaten in moderation, as it does have a high glycemic index.

  • 23.    Wild Rice

    Wild rice is a more complex form of carb compared to white rice, will offer more dietary fiber and protein, and is also very low in sugar content and free from cholesterol.