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GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (28,580)
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2/4/13 8:52 A

I think you would add the calories from milk.

Quick cooking or 1-minute oatmeal (in the canister) is also instant without all those sugars and additives. You can add your own sweetener and fruit. Even one tsp regular sugar is one 15 calories. AND it's cheaper. You can even package up your instant breakfasts in baggies.

FANTASTIC731 SparkPoints: (47,674)
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2/4/13 8:23 A

I just had the same thing today. I chose the water instead.

However, I personally would add the calories if I had used milk. If you don't track EVERYTHING, your numbers would be off. I agree with you!

NIRERIN Posts: 11,918
2/4/13 8:22 A

if there is only one set of numbers on the package it is for only what is in the package. as long as you live in the us, the info on the container is for the product in its as is state. so frozen stuff is for frozen, unpopped popcorn is for unpopped kernels, pasta is dry, raw chicken is for raw chicken.
so if you made your packet with milk, you would enter the packet and the milk.

if there are two columns of nutrition info, the second column will likely include what extra thing it was made with [for example mac and cheese typically has the first column as it is in the box, then a second column as prepared with butter and milk as per the instructions].

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2/4/13 7:28 A

I had a packet of instant oatmeal for breakfast today. The instructions said it could be made with water or skim milk. I assumed the nutritional info on the box was for the oatmeal only an if I used skim milk, I should add those calories in addition.

But as I scrolled through the oatmeal entries in the nutrition tracker, I saw numerous people had listed it as Instant Oatmeal made with Milk, but the info was straight off the box, seemingly with no calories added for the milk.

Am I wrong that I should add the milk calories? Does the info on the box include the milk?

Just trying to make sure I've got things straight in my head...Any help would be appreciated!


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