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Carb count tamales

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by LJM, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. LJM

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    Any idea the carb count in one of the smaller home-made tamales? Pork, I think. My DH's secretary makes them each year and they are great. Calorie-King says 4.5 oz tamale (meat) is about 27. Online I found counts of about 12g each. I think I am going with 12g each.
     
  2. 2ladybugs

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    We use carb factors and the last time we had chicken tamales, I used a factor of 0.16. The tamale weighed out at 19g for one. I think I will bump it up to around 0.18 or so for next time because she was slightly high almost 2 hours later ~ not bad but high at 230. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     
  3. LJM

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    Thanks Carie!

    Well, the 12g per did not work. He went down to 73 at baseball practice, had some carbs to get through that and he is 80 at bedtime. I either underestimated or he really worked hard at practice. I will have to weigh them out more carefully. They were worth it though (he ate 5).
     
  4. sam1nat2

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    I"m going to have to stop reading this OT forum, you all make me so hungry!!! I haven't had a tamale in forever, but sounds wonderful!!
     

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