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How Many Calories In Clam Chowder?

Clam Chowder is one of the world’s favorite soups. It consists of a thick concoction of potatoes, clams, and cream. Some recipes add a variety of spices and even corn. Regardless, it’s a robust and flavorful soup that is perfect for any meal and any occasion. So how many calories in clam chowder are there?

The answer depends on the ingredients used, but the typical recipe as stated by the United States Department of Agriculture says there are 135 calories in one cup of Clam Chowder. That’s not bad considering how tasty this soup is. Clam chowder is actually a fairly well balanced food with carbohydrates and protein. Within one cup there is 77 calories from carbohydrates, 30 calories from fat and 29 calories from protein.

Of course this isn’t a good food choice for individuals on low carbohydrate or low fat diets because of the cream and potatoes. If you want to enjoy clam chowder and still lose weight you can enjoy a low fat recipe consisting of low fat or fat free cream.

For a low carb version you can take out the potatoes and add more clams. It is also important to watch what you eat along with clam chowder. Many people eat it with fried seafood, which we all know is full of calories and saturated fats.

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