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#1
Well last night i was preparing pasta for my lunch, in the book its say 40g dry, 150g cooked is 2 points, so i weighed out the 40g assuming that it wud expand to 150g as this is what the book states, but was really shocked when 40g was a tiny amount! So i cooked it anyway and weighed it after and it was only 75g instead of 150g which the book said!this really confused me! I ended up cookin more and just weighin out 150g and threw the rest away, this was a good amount thank god as the 40g i initially weighed out wudnt have filled a fish!lol dont really understand why the book states this as its completely wrong!xx
 
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Shabba

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#2
I always do mine by the dry portion, always do everything pre cook and its filling. Just because it looks like a small amount doesnt mean it wont fill you! :)
 
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#3
it was so so small i mean about 12 bits at the most, so i weighed it out cooked, it said 40g dry and 150g cooked so itl still be the same anyway according to book lol x
 
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#4
I did the same thing Sunday night! When I looked at how much it was on dry weight I doubled it and it came out as the right weight once cooked.
 
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#5
yeah i found it really weird!so think il cook it in future then weigh it lol i knew that the 40g dried wudnt equal 150g when cooked lol x
 
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#6
I've stayed away from pasta!! cos i like it too much hehe!!
 

Sneeze

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#7
[FONT=&quot]I try to completely stay away from pasta now. I could easily eat a whole bowl of it but considering how many points are in a small portion I try and swap it for a salad whenever I can![/FONT]
 
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#8
i find the points good tho cuz for 150g cooked its only 2points and u get a lot for that, i then just make a o point sauce from chopped tomatoes veggies n spices x
 

Vixs

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#9
I'm maybe counting mine wrong then.

I weigh 100g before I cook and pointed them at 5 points. Is this wrong? :confused:
 
#11
Hmm I've always done 100grams is 5points, maybe it might be best to check the back of the packet and use the online calculator, I might try that later and see what points come out as...
 
#12
Since I usually only cook for myself, I weigh it dry, use 20g dry pasta for 1 point. I use the kids range pasta quite a lot too, its smaller pieces so it looks like you get more for your points :)
 

Vixs

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#13
I would need to weigh it dry as I don't want to end up throwing away pasta if I cook too much.
 

Shabba

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#15
but it says 40g dry is 2 pts :giggle:
 
#16
but it says 40g dry is 2 pts :giggle:
But it also says 150g cooked is 2 points and if 40g dry doesn't equal 150g cooked then one of them is wrong.

I made a ww recipe last night n it was 125g pasta dried (between 2) and the whole meal (which had chicken and other stuff) was 4.5 points per portion
 

CLH_X3

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#17
i thought in my book it said 100g dry is 4 points ..
Il double check when im home but im sure thats what it said..
 

Shabba

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#19
But it also says 150g cooked is 2 points and if 40g dry doesn't equal 150g cooked then one of them is wrong.
I know ;)

I think you will have to do what you want on this. Personal preference!! :D
 

nicoleaimee

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#20
i always count it as 40g dry, and its a fine amount when adding a tin of tuna and mayo :)) yummmm, think ill do that for my dinner tonight now with some garlic bread!!
 


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