How do I measure "Spinach" and leafy greens in cups?
|Jan 12, 2011 6:31am||
I eat a lot of baby spinach, but I always have trouble estimating how much I have per meal. (Servings)
Most of the time, when I add it to my nutrition log a serving of baby spinach is listed as “2 Cups”
1. Are those two cups “Tightly packed” or “loosely measured”?
2. 2 cups of tightly packed fresh baby spinach is a huge amount for one serving, but even loosely measured is approx 3 times more than what I consume in a serving usually. (For example scrambled in 3 eggs. If I added a whole serving to 3 eggs, I feel like it would be “Spinach with Eggs” instead of “Eggs with Spinach” lol)
|Jan 12, 2011 6:45am||
Measure by weight.
|Jan 12, 2011 7:14am||
Measuring by weight is usually more accurate. However something like spinach, at 6 calories a cup, having a little extra won’t hurt. :)
|Jan 12, 2011 7:15am||
Do you have any kitchen scales?
|Jan 12, 2011 7:46pm||
Does it matter when it comes to spinach? When and if you could eat 20 cups it would still only be around 150 Kcal. The amount of energy it takes to measure a cup is probably bigger than is in the spinach :)