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JMSA67 SparkPoints: (14,751)
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2/24/13 10:48 P

Good idea

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TAMMYSUE21 Posts: 326
2/24/13 9:08 P

Thanks for all the tips. I usually cook pasta for four people, 2 being young children so the serving sizes are all different. I think I'll just have to cook one serving of spaghetti, measure before and after and take note of what the measurements are for future reference. I'll keep you posted.

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2/24/13 8:22 P

I prefer uncooked. It's easier to measure, since the cooked weight varies a great deal based on how it's cooked.

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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,108
2/24/13 7:59 P

You can do it either way---you just need to make sure the entry you select is for the version you are using. Most of the entries in SP are for cooked.

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2/24/13 6:23 P

In most recipes it will call for the weight of pasta before cooking, or the amount like " 2 cups of uncooked macaroni"

After cooking, you would still refer to it as 2 cups, just like a quarter pounder is still a quarter pounder although the meat actually shrinks while cooking...it is still the same calories.

I hope I answered your question. Now if your trouble is logging in the amount of pasta you ate, are their entries that specify a measure of cooked vs uncooked???? Someone correct me if I'm wrong....I'm going to check this post again soon because I am planning on eating pasta this week so I hope I am logging it correctly.

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TAMMYSUE21 Posts: 326
2/24/13 5:48 P

Just trying to figure this out. When do you weigh pasta, before or after cooking? And if you weigh it before cooking, how do you know how much it is after cooking? UGH!!! TIA!

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