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Old 04-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I have a rather lengthy question about calorie calculation

Well, my husband insists I eat the dinner he makes tonight, which is beef stroganoff (I'm entirely skipping the noodles), I normally make my own food due to dieting but he insists.

Well, since he's making it from scratch-ish (he's using condensed soups) there really isn't a way to figure out how many calories would be in whatever portion I choose, so this is what I did:

I added the total number of oz of the ingredients and added up the calories of aforementioned ingredients.

Ground beef (85/15): 1080 cal/20 oz
Sour cream: 480 cal/8 oz
1 can condensed mushroom soup: 250 cal/10.75 oz
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup: 300 cal/10.75 oz

Giving a grand total of 2110 cal/ 49.5 oz.

I then divided the calories by the number of oz and got: 42.62 calories per ounce, this will make it easier for me to choose a portion size.

Does this sound right to you guys? Or did I go about this entirely wrong?
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