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HEALTHYFOREVER4 Posts: 234
7/14/13 1:36 P

According to SparkPeople's Portion Distortion Guide, a serving of veggies is either 1 cup raw, or a 1/2 cup cooked. So either way you are getting a full serving of vegetables.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,158
7/14/13 10:51 A

Microwaving your vegetables is easy, but steaming them retains more nutritional value

..... use as little water and as short a cooking time as possible to minimize loss of vitamins when microwaving. Maybe even try stir-frying the broccoli.

May help determining the portion size too as steaming or stir frying wont shrink the brocooli as much.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 7/14/2013 (10:55)
SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (226,207)
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7/14/13 3:47 A

The nutrition tracker has cooked and uncooked broccoli. Generally a cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked with loads of veges. I agree where it comes to weighing your food. I am a right stickler for that. A few grams here and a few grams there soon adds up!

Kris

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7/13/13 10:58 P

I measure my vegetables in the form that I'm going to eat them. And I do it by weight in grams. It is more accurate, and you don't have to worry about squishing the vegetables.

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7/13/13 10:48 P

I'll scoop out about a cup of broccoli (for instance) and heat it in the microwave, When it is done, it has collapsed on itself and only fills about half cup. Which do I use for the serving size, 1 cup or half a cup?


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