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Old 10-23-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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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
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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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.
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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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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.
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