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1/9/11 2:56 P

Agree with LEKSIPATSY....I will have a whole can of light/vegetable based soup for lunch with maybe a small salad or half of an english muffin for lunch. Still keeps you within your calorie ranges and gets more veggies in.

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1/9/11 1:43 P

Despite the "serving size" I usually eat a can of soup, which is like 2.36 cups, for lunch or for dinner. That being said, I eat the light varieties and that is an entire meal for me. If you are only going to have a cup of soup (80 calories for light) I would pair it with a salad, an english muffin, or something.

If you love chowder or something bad for you I would only have the 1/2 c. and eat it with a salad. So serving size can really be dependent on what you are looking for?

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1/9/11 12:21 P

One serving of soup is 1 cup (8 ounces).

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1/9/11 11:21 A

I agree with the both/veggies; cream based I still with 'serving size' which is usually a cup. emoticon

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1/9/11 10:59 A

If a soup is broth based, and loaded with vegetables, I don't get too concerned about the serving size. Cream based, YES!

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1/9/11 10:56 A

Serving size would depend on what kind of soup you are eating. Example: 1/2 cup of a cream soup might have 200 calories where as 2 cups of a broth/veggie soup might only have 100 calories.

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1/9/11 10:35 A

Yes, on average, it would be a cup. But, check every label individually

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1/9/11 7:54 A

I think you will have a hard time getting s definitive answer. If you are using a prepackaged variety, use their label and compare it to the listings you find in the database. Sometimes it is just easier to create a new item in your tracker, especially for things you use regularly, rather than worrying whether what other people entered is accurate.

For recipes in SP, hopefully they indicate how much each serving is, although I have found a lot to use 1 cup. Again, you can create your own recipe for soups you make at home. I do this and the first time I make it I measure how much it makes and then back into how many servings and how much in each based on how many calories I am willing to eat of it each time.

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1/9/11 7:47 A

Hi there, I'd love to know what the average serving size is for soups, can't find it anywhere. Is it 1/2 a cup, 1 cup or 2 cups? What's a normal amount to eat?

This would also be a good indicator what people mean by "1 serving' in the nutri-track section.

Thank you very much in advance :D

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