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 10-23-2011, 07:50 PM #1 Senior Member   Join Date: Mar 2010 Posts: 462 S/C/G: 210/173/128 Height: 5'0" Need help calculating recipe calories.. Hi All! I need someone to back up my math/logic with my calorie calculation for my ranch dressing recipe. Ingredient info hidden valley dry ranch packet - 80 cals plain greek yogurt (5.3oz) - 80 cals 1 cup 1% milk (8oz) - 100 cals total calories in recipe: 260 So, next I am trying to figure out calories per tablespoon. I googled and it said there are .5 oz in a tablespoon. So, I added 5.3oz + 8oz = 13.3oz then divided that by .5 to get = 26.6 tablespoons total in my recipe. So, then I divided 260 by 26.6 = 9.77 So, if all my math is correct does that mean there is only 9.77 calories per tablespoon? I just want to make sure I didn't miss anything major because the dressing is really good and it seems to good to be true to be less than 10 cals per tablespoon __________________ Mini Goal: 154 by Birthday 7/28/2015
 10-23-2011, 08:12 PM #2 I'M A YOGA WIDOWER!     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Southern California Posts: 21,844 S/C/G: 201/186/180 Height: 6' Your math looks correct to me....that's scary!! double check again...lol Although I did look up Ranch and low-fat Ranch Hidden valley said about 80 cals for regular and 45 for the low fat...maybe because it is a dry mix you have your count is lower. __________________ As long as I live I will TESTIFY HIS LOVE!
10-23-2011, 11:32 PM   #3
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 Originally Posted by EZMONEY Your math looks correct to me....that's scary!! double check again...lol Although I did look up Ranch and low-fat Ranch Hidden valley said about 80 cals for regular and 45 for the low fat...maybe because it is a dry mix you have your count is lower.

Yeah the dry mix it's self has only 5 calories per serving! Plus I used fat free yogurt instead of mayo-- That's what did it!
It's IS scary low in calories and really good!! Much better than any low fat bottled dressing..
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 02-05-2012, 11:51 AM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: Louisiana Posts: 725 S/C/G: S-218/C-170/G-159 & 24.9 BMI Height: 5'7"-BMI-26.6=OVERWEIGHT I'm having the same problem today. I came up with my own recipe for sweet potato soup. I'm adding up all of the calories per item and dividing by number of cups/Servings. I hope that's right. __________________ I began my healthy journey on December 17, 2011. For every 5 lb loss.

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