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April 14, 2011 12:22 PM
Can anyone link/show me a picture of 3 cups of salad with dressing? or at least a cup of salad?
Basically I ate about 2 servings of homemade salad (made of greens, shrimp, ceasar salad dressing, egg, breadcrumbs) and I'm trying to see how much calorie it contains by logging it in, and found a similar salad on the website but I'm not sure whether I ate 1 or 2 or 3 cups, can anyone help me? can anyone give a rough calorie estimation? Thank you!
April 14, 2011 12:27 PM
I ALWAYS measure before I eat......
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April 14, 2011 12:31 PM
I'd say a handful is about 1 cup. Lettuce is probably one of those foods you could eat and eat and eat and not worry about quantity and weight gain. If you have a scale, I'm sure that you could weigh out the amount too. I read on Answers.com that 6 ounces = 1 cup, maybe solids are different than liquids??
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April 14, 2011 12:31 PM
My advice is to take a guess this time. If it's something as low fat as greens with a few veggies, it's not that big of a deal. If it contained meat, cheese, nuts, etc., it is a bigger deal! As for the shrimp, eggs, bread crumbs, estimate those too, and count them separately. But I'd eyeball it and move on with my day. Good luck!love
Edited by JaneOAnderson On April 14, 2011 12:32 PM
April 14, 2011 12:31 PM
3 cups of salad would not fit into a regular bowl, but completely fill a 9" plate. 1 cup of salad would fit into a regular size bowl. 2 cups would be in the middle. Hope that this helps.
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April 14, 2011 12:33 PM
Wouldn't worry about the lettuce...minimal calories there...but I would worry about the caesar dressing...2 tablespoons can run you 200 calories of that creamy stuff.
April 14, 2011 12:46 PM
Agree....A cup of lettuce is like 8 calories. It is everything else in the salad that makes the calories add quick.
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April 14, 2011 1:40 PM
oh thank you :) it kinda helped,
im guesstimating that i had 3 cups then :( 300 calories as of the dressing and everything, oh well :)
March 10, 2014 5:44 AM
I have the same issue, that it was just the veg (Lettuce, spring onions, tomato, red and yellow pepper and rocket) but it was just left over from dinner and had it in Tupperware.

Not sure how many cups it was, but 1 cup according to the app is 39 calories, which seems low, but is just veg.
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March 10, 2014 6:33 AM
Is this a serious question?

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