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6/4/13 2:22 P

That is why I prefer a baked potato; it's easier to track and I know what I am eating. Had a baked sweet potato last night and loved it without anything added.

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6/4/13 6:33 A

I do not think butter is included in mashed potato, or anything else, such as milk or cream cheese.

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6/4/13 6:20 A

I would be inclined to weigh the potato and the butter or whatever you use, separately. I don't use the SP Nutritional stuff for potato because it is difficult to properly assess the size - I like weight measurements, not diameter, especially when some spuds come in a variety of shapes, it makes it rather hard!

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6/3/13 9:04 P

My advice would be when in doubt create your own potato counter and use that.

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6/3/13 8:51 P

A serving of a potato I microwave is about 5.3 ounces, then whatever you add to it
Hope that helps

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6/3/13 2:31 P

Ok thanks. I have another question about potatos (or size portions in general).
If something had a dia of 1 1/3 (like a small potato) it would be about that big:

Is that right? Cause it seems ridiculously small. A Potato like that would be even smaller than the fingerling Potatos I have at home. And something with a dia of 4 (like a large potato) would still not be large in my eyes?

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6/3/13 12:21 P

I just put them in separate

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6/3/13 11:33 A

I'm inclined to believe it doesn't, as 1 cup mashed potatoes is almost equal in fat, protein, carbs to one medium baked potato (with which you could make 1 cup mashed potatoes).

At 1 gram of fat per cup, they're not including butter or cream.

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6/3/13 10:59 A

Honestly, I'd be inclined to measure and track the potato, butter and milk separately. The way people make mashed potatoes can vary quite a lot.

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6/3/13 10:28 A

I was wondering if butter is already included in the nutrition counter for mashed potatos? and if it is how much

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