So I'm having a bit of trouble understanding how to convert homemade recipes into the proper point values. I want to make spaghetti sometime this week using the following ingredients:
- 1lb 95% lean meat, cooked = 18pts
- Huntís Spaghetti Sauce, Garlic & Herb = 1pt for 1/2 cup (2pts = 1cup)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes = 0pts
- Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles = 4pts for 1 cup
Total = 23pts / 4 servings = 7pts (according to recipe builder)
We use 1lb of meat in order to have it has leftovers for another meal. I used the values I got out of E-Tools. The Hunt's Sauce I scanned using my smartphone and it came up 1pt for 1/2cup serving. The Noodles I also took from E-tools which is 4pts for 1 cup of noodles.
Now here is where I am confused, the servings! If I want to eat 1cup of noodles with 1cup of sauce, is it 7pts? Assuming a serving = 1c sauce & 1c noodles?
Or would you calculate things separately, so for instant the sauce would be 20pts / 4 servings = 5pts (with a serving being 1c) and 1c of noodles = 4 pts, thus making the whole dinner 9pts?
I'm so confused!
Hope someone can help! I'm very new!