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 01-08-2006, 07:01 PM #1 Bewitchin' in the kitchen Thread Starter     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Canada Posts: 11,506 Points to ponder while cooking or baking Thanks to Kelly _S for writing to Splenda and sharing this info! SPLENDA(R) Granular 1 tsp = 0.5 gm carb = 2 calories one half cup = 12 gm carb = 48 calories 1 cup = 24 gm carb = 96 calories *1 tsp. = 1 serving Packet of SPLENDA(R) 1 packet = .9 gm of carb = 4 calories *1 packet has the sweetness of 2 tsp of sugar Note: Per U.S. labeling laws, anything with less than 5 calories per serving, is properly labeled as "zero" or no-calorie. The caloric and carbohydrate content for sugar is as follows: Sugar 1 tsp = 4 gm of carb= 16 calories one half cup = 96 gm of carb= 385 calories 1 cup = 192 gm of carb = 770 calories Note: The calories and carbohydrates in SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener come from dextrose and/or maltodextrin, which are added for bulk. Sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener, has no calories and is not a carbohydrate. Granular - sucralose, maltodextrin (0.5 gram per serving) Packets - sucralose, maltodextrin and dextrose (less than 1 gram per packet)
 01-08-2006, 07:22 PM #2 Bewitchin' in the kitchen Thread Starter     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Canada Posts: 11,506 I can't believe it's not butter points. Thanks again to Kelly_S for originally posting this info! Here is calorie and fat information for I Can't Belive It's Not Butter Spray: 12.5 sprays (2.5 grams) = 10 calories; 1 fat gram 25 sprays (5.0 grams) = 20 calories; 2 fat grams 37.5 sprays (7.5 grams) = 30 calories; 3 fat grams 24 sprays or 1 teaspoon = 17 calories; 1.9 fat grams = ½ W/W point 72 sprays or 1 tablespoon = 52 calories; 5.8 fat grams = 1 ½ W/W point Also many people utilize PAM Cooking Sprays and over use them so when I wrote to them I finally got a response to my letter I wrote reference PAM. For the original a 1 second spray has 7 calories/.76 fat grams so a 7 second spray would be 1 point. For the butter a 1 second spray has 7 calories/.81 fat grams so a 7 second spray would be 1 point.
 01-08-2006, 09:39 PM #3 Bewitchin' in the kitchen Thread Starter     Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Canada Posts: 11,506 Cooking and baking with points Thanks to forum member Jane Starr for this info: Recipe By :Cheryl, WW Leader in Bristol, CT-- 12/99 Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00 Categories : Information Weight Watchers Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ -------------------------------- Text Only Flour: 3 T= 1 pt, 1 cup= 8 pts Sugar: 1 T= 1 pt, 1 cup= 11 pts Oil: 1 tsp= 1 pt., 1 cup= 48 pts Applesauce (unsweetened): 1 cup = 2 pts Butter or regular margarine: 1 tsp= 1 pt, 1 stick= 1/2 cup= 24 pts Chocolate Chips: 1 cup= 24 pts Baking Chocolate: 1 square= 1 oz.= 4 pts Nuts: 1 oz= 5 pts, 1 cup= 20 pts (I count 6 whole almonds or 1T sliced almonds as 1 pt) Raisins: 2 T= 1 pt, 1 cup= 8 pts Sweetened Condensed Milk: 2 T= 3 pts, 1 cup= 24 pts Graham Crackers: 2 boards (4 squares)= 2 pts Graham Crackers, lowfat: 1 1/2 boards (3 squares)= 1 pt Graham Cracker Crumbs, regular: 1 cup= 14 pts Coconut, shredded: 2 T= 2 pts, 1 cup= 16 pts Eggs: 1 egg= 2 pts Egg substitute: 1/4 cup (equiv to 1 egg)= 1 pt Ground Beef: 1lb= 24 pts ( I think this is 80% lean) Ground Beef, lean: 1 lb (raw weight):= 20 pts ( I think this is 85% lean) Ground Beef, ex. lean -- 90% : 1 lb (raw weight)= 16 pts Ground Beef, 73% lean or greater -- rinsed and drained: I lb (raw weight)= 12 pts Ground Poultry: 1 lb= 20 pts Ground Veal: 1 lb.= 18 pts Sour Cream, regular: 1 cup= 16 pts Sour Cream, light: 1 cup= 5 1/3 pts Sour Cream, fat free: 1 cup= 4 pts Cream Cheese, regular: 1 cup= 16 pts Cream Cheese, light (Neufchatel): 1 cup=8 pts Cream Cheese, Fat free: 1 cup= 4 pts Mayonnaise, regular: 1 cup= 48 pts Mayonnaise,light: 1 cup= 24 pts Mayonnaise, Fat free: 1 cup= 4 pts Cornmeal: 1/4 cup= 2 pts Matzo Meal: 3 T= 1 pt, 1 cup= 8 pts Campbell's 98% Reduced Fat Cream Soup (Chicken or Mushroom): 1 can = 5 pts, 1/2 cup= 2 pts Source: "Additional Info Added By JaneStarr" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -