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Old 01-15-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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I made butternut squash soup yesterday out of nothing more than chunks of squash and fat-free chicken broth. My little booklet says squash is 0 points, and I *think* the broth is 0 as well. I worked it out on the slider thingy.

Here's the question: I used about 2 cups of squash, and 2 cups of broth, and I ate the whole thing. Is that really no points, or is it like when you eat 2 servings of something that's 1 point and it somehow becomes more than 2 points? I still don't get that deal!
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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This is going to depend on the Chicken Broth:

1 cup of Butternut Squash = 1 point (coming directly from the WW website)

2 cups of Butternut Squash is 2 points.

The FF broth... the kinds that I get are between 5 & 15 calories a cup. If the Chicken broth is only 5 or 10 calories a cup then it remains zero points, if it is 15 calories a cup, however, it is 1 point (for 2 cups).

ETA: I wanted to add on about the 1 point + 1 point does not always equal 2 points deal. The points were developed to make it easier for people to keep track of their food, and to "reward" a food that has higher fiber with fewer points. However, even if you eat a lot of food with fiber in it they still have calories and fat, so the more we eat of a food, the higher the points can be. It's this way so that people don't go overboard eating fiber cereals (and the like) and think they're only eating so little, when it's still a lot of calories. All things in moderation.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, Faerie.

The squash number was my mistake - I forgot that butternut is not a summer squash, but a winter one.

The broth is 10 calories per cup, so zero for that.

All in all, a pretty good and filling soup for 2 points.
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