LA Weight Loss - Oatmeal - 1/2 cup uncooked or 1/2 cup cooked?




JenniKyle
02-23-2007, 02:08 PM
Yet another silly question, but is the serving size for oatmeal (1/2 C) for raw oatmeal or for cooked oatmeal?

The packaged "singles" contain 1/2 C of uncooked oatmeal. After you cook them, however, they balloon up to about a cup.


bizlawchik
02-23-2007, 02:25 PM
From my purple book: Oatmeal, plain, prepared with water, cooked 1/2c.

I know - you can't use the singles. Remember, when it comes to starches, it's never the answer you want! :lol:

Chick With Stix
02-23-2007, 02:33 PM
Oh how so true that is Cassi. I always feel like all the foods I want to cook have a starch serving and I don't have enough to accomodate them.


JenniKyle
02-23-2007, 02:37 PM
Well, whoops is all I can say, I guess. I had a single packet this morning with blueberries, so I guess that means I'm off on my starches for the day.

bizlawchik
02-23-2007, 02:42 PM
I say count it as one starch and then move on. Just count it differently next time. No sense in messing up the rest of your menu for the day.

JenniKyle
02-23-2007, 03:16 PM
I guess the best thing to do would be to cook up a small batch and then pack it in 1/2 containers.

Thank you, Cassie.

(No wonder I felt so "comfortably" full. :^: )