Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Spaghetti Bust! #diets SUCK!

I was really looking forward to dinner last night. I love homemade spaghetti sauce! I think my Nana’s recipe is the best I have ever eaten. I couldn’t’ wait to have it again. I made everything up last night. Measured out how many cups of sauce the recipe makes so I could figure out the calorie count per cup. I figured out it was 200 calories per cup.

I decided to use Healthy Harvest Spaghetti because it was the lowest calorie spaghetti I could find. The box said 2 oz. is the serving size which is 170 calories. I didn’t think anything of it until I weighed 2oz of spaghetti only to realized that my 12 year old stepdaughter eats more than 2oz. of spaghetti! Seriously this is a serving size? According to whom? Who really only eats 2oz?  I found humor in the fact that 2oz of spaghetti fits into a ½ cup measuring cup.

A serving size! 

I was so bummed after seeing that!

1 cup of sauce 1 serving of spaghetti (which by the way would have been way too much sauce for this amount of spaghetti) and ½ of asparagus would total 410 in calories! 

How depressing!

I ended up eating the sauce and the asparagus and not the spaghetti noodles! I guess I won’t be eating spaghetti for a very long time…

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Laryssa said...

Ugh! I hate when companies do that on their products. They say 2oz and make you think it's going to be a nice amount .... until you weigh it. That's how they get us since most folks won't weigh their foods. But yeah, pastas and rice are usually 1/2 cup serving size. It does suck!

Charlene said...

I understand your pain :) How about spaghetti as a side dish? I made the decision a couple of weeks ago to never again have pasta as the main course, but to still enjoy it as an occasional side dish, like other starches. I am a major carboholic and would rather not give up pasta completely, but work it into my eating plan.

Noodles said...

It isn't the same, but spaghetti squash will give you the visual of eating a plate of spaghetti AND will give you something to put your sauce on. It isn't bad, really.
Love Noodles' Mommy