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How Do I Count Calories

Friday, February 08, 2013

Hello everyone. How you are all having a great day and a great weekend to all. I need help in counting calories for a chicken soup I make and HOPE someone can help me.
I use water, boil chicken legs, then add carrots, dill, onion,and parsnip. At the end, I add about 5 tbsp or chicken base. This makes a HUGE pot of soup. I don't eat the chicken, it is just to add taste to the soup, but I do eat the carrots. (baby carrots , probably 5 ). Does anyone know how i would calculate calories/fat for this??? :) :)
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    I'd count the calories in the soup as chicken broth - mostly because there will be nutrients in there that you want to add, even though the calories will be low.
    1807 days ago
    I would just figure out the calories for the carrots if that's all you're eating. There wouldn't be enough calories in the broth to worry about.
    1807 days ago
  • SUE5007
    I would create a food grouping. Go to your food tracker, click Groupings then new groupings. Enter all your ingredients for the entire pot of soup. Figure out how many total servings the pot has...just average it out. If you can get 4 bowls of soup, even if the amount of chicken isn't exactly the same in each bowl. So if there are 4 servings total, when you add one serving to your tracker you would add .25 servings.
    Or you might want to go to Spark Recipes and create it there. I think it will help you do all the math if you know how many total servings it makes. Then each time you make it, you go to your tracker, click on Recipes and you can add one serving.
    It takes time but once you get it in there it will be quick. :)
    1807 days ago
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