Hmm-I think 1 cup of soup would be 1/2 cup of veggies and 1/2 of carbs since the beans, peas, and corn fall in both areas. I do it the long way when I make soup or stew and measure each ingredient dividing them into either grains/pasta/carbs and vegetables. Then how much broth and what kind is used. Then figuring out just how much meat was going in. That gives me a rough idea of total 1 cup servings for the whole soup. Since I know what percentage is veggies and what is carbs/starches and protein, I can calculate roughly the break down for a cup. I know, I know it sounds like busy work but I got in this overweight mess by just "guessing" how much of what combination I was eating. I could easily ignore the carbs and give myself a high count for veggies when I was actually eating more calories than that in one serving. So I found by getting a sharper picture of what I was putting in the pot, I had a better idea of what I was taking out.
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I would say that a cup of your soup would be about 1 1/2 servings of veggies. That allows for what little meat and Macaroni you have and liquids. I do the same thing with my soup but do not add meat or macaroni.
i use to make veggie soup in large pots..i counted the whole bag or can i added then divided the pot.. haven't made in while.. i believe there is a place maybe on here that calculated casserole and soups. i don't cook that much anymore so kinda out of touch on large pots or bowls of food items..
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When we make veggie soup, we add everything except the kitchen sink. Things like broccoli, cabbage, corn,peas, beans,tomatoes, okra,macaroni,1 meat and the broth is made with tomato juice or V8 juice. How many veggie counts would this be in one cup of soup?
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