Calculating calories for marinade?

dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
How exactly do you do it? Do you go by the serving size on the bottle? I don't actually eat the marinade when it's done, even if it's cooked with the meat, but I know the meat absorbs at least SOME of the calories in it, so what's the best way to estimate that?


  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,876 Member
    I never worried about it unless I was actually going to sauce something with it. The amount that sticks to the actual food from marinating it is going to be pretty negligible. It never impeded my progress.
  • dubird
    dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
    So, counting it by the listed serving is probably ok since that's likely to be an overestimation?
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,956 Member
    edited January 2015
    I tend to be a bit of a stickler, so I weigh the marinade, then marinate the meat, then weigh what's left of the marinade after I take the meat out, then divide the difference by the number of serves of meat. Pedantic, but it makes me feel better :)