If you're going by what the nutrition info on the box is, then it is dry, and most of the entries in the tracker reflect that. So you weigh out 2oz of dry pasta, cook it, that is your "serving", and is usually 200-220 calories. Like Becky mentioned, many nutritionists etc consider the proper serving of pasta to be less than what is listed on the box, but for a pasta lover like me, I take my whole 2oz.
If you're trying to figure out how much pasta to take out of the pot if you're cooking more than one serving, this probably will help you... helps you figure out pasta yields for different shapes/sizes: www.thekitchn.com/ounces-to-cups-a-guide-t
It also links to the Barilla site which lists all of their yields for every shape pasta they make.
Meats are a bit different... many of the entries in the tracker are for cooked. The entries will specify that though. After you do it awhile you start to get a feel of raw vs cooked... like I know chicken breast will usually cook down to about 1-2oz less than where it started, depending on where I bought it, but beef doesn't have as large of a difference.
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 5/7/2013 (13:54)
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