THE HART SERIES: Counting: February 26, 2007



Breakfast

Coffee – 1 point
4 whole wheat toast – 4 points
with Peanut Butter – 4 points

Lunch

Popcorn – 3 points

Snack during the day

Singles Pringles – 2 point

Dinner

Primo Hearty Chicken Soup – 5 points
8 Melba toast – 2 points
with 1 TSBP Peanut Butter – 2 points
Bowl of Red Peppers – 0 points

SUMMARY

>> Total 31 points
>> UNDER .. 35 Splurge Flex Points remain untouched

>>> I was curious about the calculation of Popcorn. Sometimes, counting points is hard because the individual packet weight and size is nothing near the nutritional measurements and a conversion had to be done.

For the popcorn, the un-popped weight of the bag is 85g. According to the nutritional calculations, 40grams or 7-1/2 cups of popped popcorn is 3 points. I popped the bag of popcorn 100% not leaving any unpopped kernels, and all I got was slightly over 6 cups of popped popcorn! My red strainer container was too large to fit on my scale, and I didn’t think to weigh it in the bag before I emptied it and tossed it into the strainer. So .. I still took 3 points like I have always been taking for an individual size bag of popcorn.

Pictures of my Popcorn and my dinner

I only measured 6 cups of popped popcorn

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