Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > FITDAY FORUMS > FitDay Custom Foods
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2011, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 10
Default How to measure serving of pasta

For a 1 cup serving do I measure the pasta dry or cooked? Also (either way, but especially cooked) the pasta isn't going to settle into the measuring cup like say applesauce would and there will be a lot of calorie free airspace. Do I get an allowance for that and overflow the cup a bit or does the measurement already account for that?
Schilcott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 67
Default Hi

I'd read the box and weigh it dry. By ounces is easier for me than filling cups.

What are you making? Got a good recipe?
shibaluvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 10
Default thank you

Thank's Shiba

I usually just make pasta, sauce and meatballs using organic whole wheat pasta. I generally cook the whole box and plan on leftovers but maybe I'll try cooking just a couple portions so I can weigh them out after they're cooked so in the future I'll know how much to dish out. I follow the Italian Meatball recipe from Joy of Cooking by Rombauer, for my sauce I use crushed tomatoes and add fresh garlic, oregano and black pepper ( i never use salt ).
Schilcott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
vabeachgirlNYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,052
Default

Normally the weighted/measured serving size for pasta/grains is dry, uncooked.

Check the label to see what it says.
__________________
"Just Do It"
vabeachgirlNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
sw07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 562
Default

Pasta is one of those foods that makes me really guilty for enjoying- especially since that's my GF's signature dish to make.... homemade sauce with ground turkey...mmmmm.......but the evil pasta
All I think about is how long it's gonna take to work off those empty calories-I even got her to buy the whole wheat noodles and it still irks me
__________________
2014 Race Schedule

4/26 Parkway 1/2- DNF
7/4 Firecracker 5k
10/5 Urban Cow 1/2
sw07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 12:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Default

sw07, my husband's mom's Italian...we couldn't give up pasta here if we tried. It's really not that bad for you. If you use the wheat noodles, you get a protein and fiber bump; just go heavy on the sauce and make it more like chili with some noodles in it, with a good dose of cheese on top

Taken altogether that way, it's really not empty calories!
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
FitDay Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 221
Default

I bought some brown rice pasta this week and will take it out for a drive this weekend...I will let you know what I think!
Meggietye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The Villages, Florida
Posts: 33
Default

I really try to stay away from pasta as much as possible as I think it is one of my "trigger" foods to over-eating. I really love pasta and I wish I could eat just a small portion without losing control.
Florida Ray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 19
Default 2 oz dry equals 1 cup cooked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schilcott View Post
For a 1 cup serving do I measure the pasta dry or cooked? Also (either way, but especially cooked) the pasta isn't going to settle into the measuring cup like say applesauce would and there will be a lot of calorie free airspace. Do I get an allowance for that and overflow the cup a bit or does the measurement already account for that?
2 oz dry = 1 cup cooked pasta
wolfbane20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 02:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 19
Default High Protein Pasta

Quote:
Originally Posted by sw07 View Post
Pasta is one of those foods that makes me really guilty for enjoying- especially since that's my GF's signature dish to make.... homemade sauce with ground turkey...mmmmm.......but the evil pasta
All I think about is how long it's gonna take to work off those empty calories-I even got her to buy the whole wheat noodles and it still irks me
Pasta is not evil. And whole wheat pasta is awful. Barilla makes a Plus pasta that combines Several types of grains to make a high fiber, high protein pasta that tastes like regular pasta. (Cook it a minute or two longer than regular)

compare
Barilla 210 calories 38g carb 4g fiber 10g protein

Regular 210 42 2 7
wolfbane20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fiber, measuring, scale, serving size

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2