When to weigh my Lean & Greens?

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I remember reading several times that I should weigh my greens. This makes a lot of sense, as a 1/2 cup can be varying amounts depending how it is prepared. I am confused if I should use the weight before or after cooking..

Once I get this straight, I am sure I will have a few more!.


Comments (8)

Weigh it how you eat it. if cooked than weigh it cooked..

Comment #1

Doug is right, weigh it however you plan on eating it.

Do you have the Vegetable Weight List? It is such a handy tool! I use it every day..


Comment #2

So this probably sounds like a really stupid question, but I was looking at the veggie list and I just want to make sure I am using right. GM weight is grams, right?.

Comment #3

Yes that's correct. We weight veggies in grams and lean in ounces. We always measure them after they're prepared (raw or cooked) so we measure as we'll eat them..

Comment #4

I do have the veggie weight list. Okay, so here is my second question. If you eat the cooked weight how do you know where to start? How on earth do you do a stir fry? I did a stir fry last night and know by the time it was all cooked that it was not enough if I am supposed to eat the cooked weighed portion. I know that this is not rocket science, but I am getting so confused. I want to make sure I am getting the correct portions!.

Comment #5

I don't think I have that list. Can someone give me a link? I'm ordering food scales and it would really help me to be sure I'm cooking a portion/serving size..

Comment #6

I can only tell you that I figured it out using trial and error. Weighed it raw and then weighed it cooked to see what the difference was. I kept a list of each new vegi I did this for until I had all my favorites covered.

And yes, it is a P.I.A., but at least I know it's accurate..

Comment #7

For something like a stir fry, or for mixed roasted veggies, I just measure instead of weigh. You get 1.5 cups/day of most veggies. I have a 1.5 cup measuring bowl. I fill it and dump it in a tupperware and that's one day's green..

I weigh green beans and lettuce, because they're a PITA to fit in a measuring cup. Anything that's cut into pieces I measure..

Also, by measuring instead, I don't have to worry about any cooking liquid. I just scoop up whatever's in the pan. Extra water doesn't matter..

Comment #8

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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