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VWMOMMY SparkPoints: (9,065)
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2/13/14 12:59 P

I weigh my pasta dry and then use that to figure out a cooked serving. For example, I might weigh out 8 oz (4 servings) of pasta. I then know that 1/4 of the finished amount (whatever that amount is) is one serving.

TEAROSE22 SparkPoints: (30,671)
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2/11/14 5:14 P

2 oz dry typically equals a serving.
I agree with Sunshine below.

EROSE1311 SparkPoints: (29,178)
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2/11/14 4:27 P

I cook for two of us. I cook for the week not just for one day. I line up food for the week so if something comes up I do not have worry about supper. I cook all of the meals that away I do not worry about salt. We go out to eat once a month only period.

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (131,087)
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2/8/14 10:27 A

weigh dry on kitchen scale

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,978
2/8/14 7:22 A

I find it so easy to take raw pasta the size of a quarter before cooking....

Pasta the size of a light bulb is a portion size.... cooked. I add Broccoli or green beans to make the meal more dense.

Works great for me!

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,870
2/7/14 11:02 P

Weigh the pasta. A cup of cooked spaghetti is 140 grams (have a scale that shows both oz and grms.). Much easier. Once you've weighed it, you know what that amount looks like on a plate.

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 2/7/2014 (23:02)
EROSE1311 SparkPoints: (29,178)
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2/7/14 6:49 P

1 oz. dry spaghetti pasta = 2.5 oz. cooked pasta. Google how to measure cooked pasta.

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