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Old 10-31-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Cheat sheet on how much veggies = 1 cup?

Does anyone know if there is some kind of cheat sheet or even website that would show how much of a vegetable equals 1 cup? I feel like the only way for me to measure is to cut up my veggies and sometimes, I don't want them cut up like that!

For instance, I made an 8 oz. bag of frozen asparagus last night. In my mind: 8 oz = 1 cup, but seeing all that asparagus seemed WAY bigger than 1 cup's worth to me.

This morning I ran out the door and just grabbed random vegetables. A whole cucumber, and 4 dill pickle spears. And now I have no idea how much that equals because I never measured it
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Usually 1/2 of a cuke for me is a cup! I usually put it in the cup to be sure but it always comes close to 1 cup. Our cukes could be different sizes though, so I don't want to tell you that's your safest route. If that makes you comfortable, try it!

I think you being aware of all of the measuring and all of your questions is a great route to be on! Don't be nervous. Seriously, after a week or 2, everything will start to seem normal!

As for asparagus, I see it as double height of my measuring cup so I only fill the cup half way. Make sense? I would love to find a website that had the weight measurements too....
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Veggies should to be measured raw, by volume, in a measuring cup.

Meat should be measured raw, by weight, on a food scale.

8 oz of spinach leaves doesn't equal 8 oz of meat, the conversion rate is much different.

That said, I agree that it's hard to measure asparagus because I like to leave it in the whole spears rather than chopping.

I use this website because it gives the weight of veggies in grams per cup:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/

Example- 2 cups of raw cauliflower is 200 grams, 2 cups of raw brussel sprouts is 176 grams and so on.
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I use this website because it gives the weight of veggies in grams per cup:

http://nutritiondata.self.com/

Example- 2 cups of raw cauliflower is 200 grams, 2 cups of raw brussel sprouts is 176 grams and so on.

That helps tremendously, thank you! I would much rather put veggies on my kitchen scale than in cups!
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That helps tremendously, thank you! I would much rather put veggies on my kitchen scale than in cups!
Awesome, glad it's helpful. Just remember to change the scale to grams
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For asparagus, I measured it once cut up into little pieces and made note of how many spears went into that 1C measurement. Now I can just count up the number of spears to cook as I already have a rough idea of what makes up a cup. You could do the same with cucumbers, celery, etc. that are roughly the same size as that original measured amount: measure once and then go from there.
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That helps tremendously, thank you! I would much rather put veggies on my kitchen scale than in cups!
I opted to start weighing my veggies pretty quickly on this diet. I found that if I was measuring by the cup I would try to cram them into it instead of packing them more loosely. Yep, I was pretty hungry in those days. Ha.
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I have weighed my chopped veggies several times with the same intentions...I've found that 2 cups of chopped cucumber on average came out to 12oz, and if I remember correctly, 2 cups of chopped celery came out to around 11oz.
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Hey there all,

My center gave me a list with weights and measures, but I didn't like that it only had 1cup measurements. I changed it around and made it work for me. It's got 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup (so if you mix up your veggies like I do). They are in both grams and oz measurements.

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Hey there all,

My center gave me a list with weights and measures, but I didn't like that it only had 1cup measurements. I changed it around and made it work for me. It's got 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup (so if you mix up your veggies like I do). They are in both grams and oz measurements.

Cheers!

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Thanks for this!
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Hey there all,

My center gave me a list with weights and measures, but I didn't like that it only had 1cup measurements. I changed it around and made it work for me. It's got 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup (so if you mix up your veggies like I do). They are in both grams and oz measurements.

Cheers!

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Brilliant! Thank you!
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Hey there all,

My center gave me a list with weights and measures, but I didn't like that it only had 1cup measurements. I changed it around and made it work for me. It's got 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup (so if you mix up your veggies like I do). They are in both grams and oz measurements.

Cheers!

Kawaii



This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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