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KATANA_X Posts: 2,557
8/3/09 7:54 P

I was going to say what DLCJ21 said, regarding the portion size of lean meat. I'd guess a portion size would be a little different with tenders, but it's a start.

Doesn't the package give you nutrition facts and a guideline of quantity? Sometimes they're misleading, but it's a start. It's so frustrating not to be able to tell how much you're actually eating, I know. Our food scale recently got broken and we have yet to get a new one, and it's a real pain to be without it. Luckily they're cheap, I just have to remember to pick one up one of these days. :P

DLCJ21 Posts: 1,721
8/3/09 6:21 P

It's hard to tell how much 4 oz of chicken tenders would be. 1 serving of lean meat is about the size of a deck of cards.

Getting a scale is the best way to go. I bought a digital kitchen scale for less than $20. It will weigh up to 10 pounds and has about 10 different units of measure (pounds/ounces/grams etc).

PWRHSE2 Posts: 3,549
8/3/09 6:07 P

You could also just go to your food tracker and put in McDonals 4 piece and see what the nutrition is on that and use it as a guidline. It's hard to estimate exactly what and how much of something we are consuming, 9 out of 10 times, we are underestimating how much, and how many calories and the rest of the stuff we have to track.

ANMRUNNER Posts: 1,809
8/3/09 5:34 P

I'd definitely invest in a food scale.. But until then, see what the package says. If it's nice, it will give you the approximate number of tenders per serving which you can then use to calculate how many calories/fat/etc are in however many tenders. For the chicken tenders that I buy that are frozen individually, about 2 tenders equals four ounces. However, I have bought some where 1 tender is 1 ounce so it varies from brand to brand. If you buy a particular brand, double check every so often that they haven't changed their nutritional info. One week I have exceptionally small tenders so I could eat 3 tenders for 2 ounces when usually I get 2 tenders for 2 ounces. It really depends on the brand and as a PP said, your mode of cooking will of course vary the calorie count.

DIETWAR99 Posts: 776
8/3/09 3:57 P

It is going to depend on the brand and how you cook them.

On the packages most list so many tenders and also have grams or oz. If you deep fry them you will be adding a lot more calories on to it then the package says though.

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8/3/09 3:56 P

It depends on how large the chicken tenders are.

I recommend getting a food scale and entering that weight into your tracker so it can calculate the appropriate Calories for you.

8/3/09 3:51 P

I've yet to purchase a scale for my food so I've been doing a bad thing lately and guessing the amount I'm consuming with each meal, and I'm pretty positive I've been eating more than I should.

So about how many chicken tenders equal 4oz, and approximately how many calories would that be?

Thanks in advance!
Much love and alohas to you all,
Ihilani Kapuniai aka MzTenderheart

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