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AVIVA5675
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8/12/12 6:37 P

with that example it means you have have 1/4 of the recipe you cook. If it says 4 servings that means that from whatever you cook there will be 4 meals-- 4 separate ones for you, or 2 if you and someone else eat together, etc. If you only want to cook it for 2 people no leftovers, you would cut the amounts of the recipe in half- like instead of one lb of meat you would use half a pound, instead of a teaspoon of salt you would use 1/2 a teaspoon, etc...some receipe sites you can put the number of servings in and it automatically recalculates the amount of stuff in the recipe. I hope this is what you meant by your question- dont mean to be simplistic.



KKJUNIOR82
Posts: 6
8/7/12 8:39 A

I agree with you on when they say 1/2 cup of 1 serving is 1 cup guess its going to take some practice...



GRAMMYMEL
Posts: 84
8/6/12 8:58 P

I like recipes thast give a measurement such as one serving is 1/2 cup. I also like the 4 serving secipes because like Texgranny said its easy to divide. I do not like the ones that say 1 8th of arecipe or 1 16th because there are only two of us and I do nt want to seperae it all out and store the individul servings. Als when I have all my family over I can easily measure out my potion.



TEXGRANNY
Posts: 22
8/6/12 12:34 P

First thing to know is what your daily calorie *budget* is...1200,1400,1800,etc. I usually have a 300 calorie breakfast, 400 calorie lunch & 400 calorie dinner. That leaves room for 2 snacks of about 150 calories or less on a 1400 calorie plan. When making a recipe, I prefer the ones with 4 servings listed since it is just my husband & myself in our household. This gives me one meal for 2 and then I either freeze or refrigerate the other 2 servings for a later meal. I like using the 4 serving recipes because it is easy to divide it into 4 equal portions. Hope this helps...good luck with reaching your goal !



SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 30,408
8/4/12 12:47 P

There isn't a right or wrong answer for that. It is based on what you have room for in your daily nutrition values. If you have enough room in your calorie and nutrition intake for 2 servings, you can have 2 servings, or if you only have enough room in your nutrition intake for 1 serving, then you have 1 serving.

Coach Denise



KKJUNIOR82
Posts: 6
8/4/12 9:44 A

I guess I am confused when it comes to how much of the recipe I can really have when something says how much of this can I have I know this probably sounds stupid but I don't want to eat more then I should...
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 295.1

Total Fat: 11.8 g
Cholesterol: 56.7 mg
Sodium: 987.3 mg
Total Carbs: 21.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 24.1 g



 
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