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.
Dee--- Georgia USA
You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.
People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.
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