Fruits and veggies should be your main source of carbs if you're going to limit to 40% of your total intake. I hate seeing bananas get a bad rap - most Americans don't get the fruits and veggies we need to begin with.
One medium banana contains 1.29 grams of protein, 105 calories and 3.1 grams of dietary fiber. That banana is a good source of:
- Potassium - 422 mg
- Phosphorus - 26 mg
- Magnesium - 32 mg
- Calcium - 6 mg
- Vitamin A - 76 IU
Pasta and bread - even whole grain pasta and bread - are very easy to overdo, since most folks overestimate what is one portion (a half cup for pasta and 1 oz. for bread.) Most commercial bread loaves are so large and sliced thick - one slice is 2-3 servings in many cases.
Here's something that might help: