Counting Marinade

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smiles4jo
smiles4jo Posts: 202 Member
As I write this, there are pork chops marinating in my fridge to be grilled tonight.

Does anyone have any advice on how to log the marinade? I will be tossing whatever is left in the bottom of the bowl once I take the pork chops out, so I don't think I should count the whole thing, right?

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  • rnurse82
    rnurse82 Posts: 94 Member
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    I wouldn't count the whole thing. One way, would be to do your marinade by weight. Once you're done marinating it, reweigh the unused marinade and subtract those calories. Divide the deficit by how many servings there are all together. Just what I would do. If that makes sense.
  • skinnyforhi
    skinnyforhi Posts: 340 Member
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    rnurse82 wrote: »
    I wouldn't count the whole thing. One way, would be to do your marinade by weight. Once you're done marinating it, reweigh the unused marinade and subtract those calories. Divide the deficit by how many servings there are all together. Just what I would do. If that makes sense.

    This is a really great idea!
  • janetennet
    janetennet Posts: 143 Member
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    Why not add the marinade and meat into the recipe maker and then get an accurate calorie count for both together?
    I did this with my marinade a few nights ago was quick and easy and no weighing needed.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,874 Member
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    I never bothered logging marinade...the calories would be pretty negligible...
    janetennet wrote: »
    Why not add the marinade and meat into the recipe maker and then get an accurate calorie count for both together?
    I did this with my marinade a few nights ago was quick and easy and no weighing needed.

    If you do that, you're counting the whole marinade...for which very little actually remains on the meat, so this would be pretty inaccurate.
  • junodog1
    junodog1 Posts: 4,792 Member
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    I am currently only tracking calories, so it depends on the caloric content of the marinade. Some marinades just don't have many calories, and some have a whopping amount.
  • smiles4jo
    smiles4jo Posts: 202 Member
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    rnurse82 wrote: »
    I wouldn't count the whole thing. One way, would be to do your marinade by weight. Once you're done marinating it, reweigh the unused marinade and subtract those calories. Divide the deficit by how many servings there are all together. Just what I would do. If that makes sense.

    This makes perfect sense! I'll do that! Thanks!