List of Calories in Popular Foods

It’s good to know how many calories your are consuming whether you are on a diet or just making sure your eating enough to stay healthy. We’ve put together a list of common favorite foods and their calorie content. This way you can keep track of your caloric intake and if you’re desperate for those morning pancakes (520 calories for two) you’ll know where to compensate elsewhere or be more inspired to hit the gym later. 

Also remember, there’s a lot of great low calorie substitutes for high calorie foods such as a chicken burger (130 calories) versus a hamburger (250 calories).

Calorie Content in Popular Foods

FoodCalories
Bagel140
Buttermilk Biscuit281
White Bread (one slice)96
Whole Grain Bread (one slice)89
Chocolate Cake235
Cheeseburger300
Potato Chips (handful)160
French Fries (large serving)539
Chile Fries (medium serving)370
Frozen Yogurt (1/2 cup)117
Hamburger250
Macaroni and Cheese207
Mashed Potatoes237
Fried Rice500
Steak (3 oz)158
Salsa36
Scrambled Eggs102
Spaghetti109

Calories give you energy, which is needed to keep you and your body going throughout the day, but if you’re not burning enough calories then that’s where weight gain occurs. So it’s important to make sure you’re not eating food that’s too high in calories, which will add to extra, unwanted weight gain.

The important thing to remember is to live a healthy style. The calorie content in food should play a role in your diet along with exercise and your scale will thank you.


7 Responses to List of Calories in Popular Foods

  1. Ems says:

    I LOVE this site. It's the best for a comprehensive list of all calories in most foods and they send great newsletters. I would still like some more comprehensive answers on dried vs cooked rice and pasta though!

  2. Clare says:

    This is great!
    Im making a list of foods my mum can eat for her diet and this helps alot thank you!

  3. Autumn Tso says:

    In the last sentence, you're is used wrong. It should be your. :)

    *grammar freak.

  4. Preeti says:

    @Autumn - Fixed!

  5. Jeremy says:

    How many caloties in a dish of Mongolian Beef with white rice? Somebody - help please!

    • ReneeR says:

      Hi Jeremy,
      The amt of calories totally depends on exact ingredients and cooking method. However, a 6 oz portion of Mongolian Beef from P.F. Changes for example contains 337 calories, 15 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 1,340 mg sodium, 29 g protein, and 1 g fiber. A 6 oz serving of steamed white rice contains 220 calories. So a 6 oz serving of Mongolian Beef with white rice would total 557 calories.

  6. david says:

    how do you stop loving food?

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