Carbs and recipes

theladyiscrazy
By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2014-01-08 10:55:19 -0600
Started 2014-01-06 13:57:46 -0600

I was wondering how you all track carbs in recipes where you don't use 100% of the item? For example, marinades or "breading" on something. Today I made a Paleo version of fried cube steaks and posted the recipe here. However, I didn't use all the "breading" but 100% of the breading is in the recipe. This happens here and in those things one might marinade or like BBQ, etc. Just curious.


7 replies

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2014-01-08 10:55:19 -0600 Report

That's a great question. And not an easy one because it's hard to be completely consistent with things like breading. So when I calculate stuff like that, I take my best estimate at how much was actually used. Then I usually "round up" just to be safe.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-01-06 16:46:19 -0600 Report

looks to me as though there are 9 grams of carbs in the breading total or 2.25 grams per serving so if you used, for example, 1/2 the breading your total carbs per serving would be right about 3. (4.18 - 1.12 = 3.06)

dagger1234
dagger1234 2014-01-06 16:03:23 -0600 Report

I have no idea really. I just guesstimate. If I'm not sure about something breaded or think it has any carbs in it, I count it as one carb. For example: breaded chicken it'll be one carb. Meatloaf —I'll put it down as two carbs the way my bf makes it because he puts crushed crackers and sometimes bread crumbs in it. Usually, your first instinct will be correct so don't cheat your carbs. Id say…lol.

jarett88
jarett88 2014-01-06 15:08:26 -0600 Report

For marinades I don't use any carbs or surgars at all. I avoid BBQ sauce. I use a dry rub, no sugar. Family and friends can't tell. Breading is hard. Measure out use it and remeasure. This will get you close. I stopped using breading.

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2014-01-06 16:08:14 -0600 Report

I use flax seed meal, which has carbs but the fiber is so high it is about all the carbs, so I wasn't sure how to count it. Currently, the full amount is in the recipe and the carbs are figured on it.