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February 8, 2012 2:40 PM
Hello!

I am making chilli and calculating how many servings I have here in total.

But I need some help. :) What I need to know is how many ounces a serving of chilli should be. Google is pointless. I've read 6oz and 8oz. What do you all think?

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. :D
Edited by amandavictoria80 On February 8, 2012 2:41 PM
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February 8, 2012 2:43 PM
It can be whatever you want it to be. If you really want to get particular you're going to need to measure the volume of your recipe once it's prepared. Then you will need to decide how many people you want it to serve. How hungry they are and what else is being served along with it. Also, how many times do you eat per day? Obviously if you eat 1x per day your serving will likely be larger than if you eat 6x per day. All things to think about.

Any food in any reasonable quantities can be added to your diet. There is no set amount.
February 8, 2012 2:44 PM
I usually just divide up the recipes that I enter into how many things it makes (like a dozen cookies would be 12 servings) or how many people it feeds. If it's your own recipe, you can kind of make up your own serving size. As long as it's a reasonable amount of calories, I'm sure it doesn't matter.
February 8, 2012 2:45 PM
I figure out how many servings are there based on how much I'm content eating.
  12523666
February 8, 2012 2:48 PM
usually for soups/chilis i use 1 cup as a serving so that its easy to remember when i eat leftovers :)
  2270084
February 8, 2012 2:49 PM
Get an 8 oz measuring cup. Scoop chili out of pot with cup into a bowl. Count number of cups. You can call that a serving (8 oz), then decide how much you want your meal to be. (1 servings, 1 1/2, 2).

So if your chili is around 200 cals per cup, and you want a big bowl for dinner (say 2 cups) then you know it's 400 cals for dinner.
  2187305
February 8, 2012 2:49 PM
A serving of my chilli is 1.5 cups
  6611838
February 8, 2012 2:49 PM
i usually do 1cup unless im starved
  136054
February 8, 2012 2:49 PM
I usually divide it into 1 cup servings. Sometimes I eat one cup, sometimes two. Just measure yours out.
  16405527
February 8, 2012 2:53 PM
Yeah I usually call a serving a cup - if I'm just having chilli on its lonesome, I may have 1.5/2... if with something then 1.
February 8, 2012 2:53 PM
Put some in a bowl and weigh it. There's your serving.

My chili comes out to about 350-380g per bowl.
February 8, 2012 2:53 PM
usually 1 or 1 1/2 cups depending on the chili. I usually divid the whole thing up with a measuring cup for freezing so I know if a pot gives me 8 or 10 servings based on the number of containers that I've filled. Most of mine end up about 1 1/4 to even everything out nicely. Then I put the WHOLE ingrediants into the recipe builder and set the number of servings on the number of containers.

Works great when doing up a big batch...might not work so great if serving to family and then saving the rest if everyone doesn't have the same portion.
  10341945
February 8, 2012 2:54 PM
When I make a recipe I decide how big a serving is. when it's something like chili I go with one cup. Because it's easy to remember, and it's about a "normal" bowl full amount. If I eat 2 servings it's still not obnoxious amounts. I make a batch, then measure it out in a 4-8 cup measuring cup, then put in how many servings it is. If it's something like lasagna in a rectangle I keep it consistant, too. Divide in half, then half in half. Then, depending on the pan, into 8 servings or 4. Something I know I can duplicate, and it will work out to a decent size, but not too big. The size I "should" be eating.
  1407960
February 8, 2012 2:55 PM
I also use the one cup size. As a matter of fact, that is what we are having for dinner tonight, too...served over pasta. A nice change from meatballs and Italian sausages.
February 8, 2012 2:55 PM
I say break it down by what you feel is an appropriate serving size. Could be 6oz or 8oz. Up to you. Then you can measure the volume of the recipe and calculate cals and nutrients by serving (of your choice)
  12777055
February 8, 2012 2:58 PM
QUOTE:

I usually just divide up the recipes that I enter into how many things it makes (like a dozen cookies would be 12 servings) or how many people it feeds. If it's your own recipe, you can kind of make up your own serving size. As long as it's a reasonable amount of calories, I'm sure it doesn't matter.


me too
  9319887
February 8, 2012 2:58 PM
Well, it depends if you are measuring that cup by weight or by what fits in a measuring cup. what I do, when I can, is cook the stuff and then weigh it to see how many ounces it is cooked. Then I put all the ingredients in the Recipe section here, but put, "per ounce" in the description, and if the dish weighed 15 oz total, I put that it's 15 servings. That way I get calories per ounce, and depending on where I am calorie wise for the day I can choose to eat, 2, 3, 4, 6, or how ever many ounces I want.
  6400304
February 8, 2012 2:58 PM
QUOTE:

usually 1 or 1 1/2 cups depending on the chili. I usually divid the whole thing up with a measuring cup for freezing so I know if a pot gives me 8 or 10 servings based on the number of containers that I've filled. Most of mine end up about 1 1/4 to even everything out nicely. Then I put the WHOLE ingrediants into the recipe builder and set the number of servings on the number of containers.

Works great when doing up a big batch...might not work so great if serving to family and then saving the rest if everyone doesn't have the same portion.


this^^

I did the same thing with my tea biscuits, i put the full measurements of flour, baking powder, butter etc... the batch made 10 so i divided the full amount by 10 and then knew what my serving was, not perfect but pretty close
  11918135
February 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Thanks everyone! This helps me a lot. I already know I have 224oz. So, I have a whopping 28 servings. Wowzers! :D
  7690954
February 8, 2012 3:02 PM
I do 1 cup servings for mine. It is just easier to figure out. Good luck, chili is great!!
  3438902
February 8, 2012 3:02 PM
I know Homemade food is hard my chili with beans say's ( about ) 1 and 1/4 cups.. what about ounces? I say get as close to it as you can.. I think we shouldn't go crazy on the perfect amount as long as your close. I am sure a few more ounce isnt going to hurt that much.. It is great that your counting the ounces ! I try too but sometimes we just have to be happy with getting it close flowerforyou
February 8, 2012 3:05 PM
QUOTE:

I know Homemade food is hard my chili with beans say's ( about ) 1 and 1/4 cups.. what about ounces? I say get as close to it as you can.. I think we shouldn't go crazy on the perfect amount as long as your close. I am sure a few more ounce isnt going to hurt that much.. It is great that your counting the ounces ! I try too but sometimes we just have to be happy with getting it close flowerforyou

1 cup = 8 ounces. Is there even a difference in what you're talking about? Doesn't seem so.
February 8, 2012 4:26 PM
i made homemade chili a few weeks ago and the recipe i had said a serving was 10.8oz. but like someone else said, a serving size can be whatever you want it to be.
  8871491
February 9, 2012 6:23 AM
QUOTE:

Hello!

I am making chilli and calculating how many servings I have here in total.

But I need some help. :) What I need to know is how many ounces a serving of chilli should be. Google is pointless. I've read 6oz and 8oz. What do you all think?

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. :D


Here's what I do when I add in a new recipe on MFP...
When you are finished making it, get another pot or large bowl and a 1 cup measuring cup and transfer it by the cupful to the new bowl. Then change your servings to the number of cups that it made & add "1 cup serving" to the title of your recipe. Then if you want 1.5 cups one time, you will know to change the number of servings in your diary to 1.5. I can't see measuring chili in ounces.... a cup of chili is a good amount especially if you add diced tomatoes or other toppings onto it.
Yes, it's a pain, but you only have to do it once and as long as you follow your recipe every time you make it, it will be accurate. Make sure you enter your own recipe here on MFP and don't use someone else's "homemade chili" data...they can be very different!!
  5098920
May 29, 2014 11:42 AM
~500g

But I eat only chili for lunch, and chili and beer for dinner. And I need 2000+ Cal. to maintain, sometimes 3000+. So, ~500g/~15oz. is not so much, really. Maybe 500 Calories per serving. Nohomo grassfed beef and organic adjuncts make this a good peoplefood. :-D

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