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Created on: 01/19/13 12:35 AM Views: 798 Replies: 3
Need help with calorie and carb calculations
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM

In the recipes for Day 18, Friday, there was a recipe for steel-cut oats. The recipe said, "makes 2-3 servings." While strict adherence to a plant-based diet should eliminate the need to count calories, I am still doing so. Even more important, as a diabetic, I still keep track of my carb consumption.

With an indefinite portion size such as "makes 2-3 servings" can anyone share how they determine what portion size to use? How do you know whether the nutritional information (calories, fats, carbs, etc.) applies to 2 servings or 3 servings? How do you figure out how many calories or carbs you have consumed?

RE: Need help with calorie and carb calculations
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Unfortunately, this recipe did not originate with us. But I think it reflects 3 servings, especially if adding the plant milk.

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: Need help with calorie and carb calculations
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM

You could always go to cronometer.com and input your ingredients. It will give you a breakdown of calories/protein/carbs/fat as well as a breakdown of all the vitamins and minerals.

RE: Need help with calorie and carb calculations
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you, Susan and Jodie. Jodie, I had no idea such a website existed. That will be very helpful when I create my own recipes!


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