Calories While Baking?

I have a tendency to "taste" as I bake (you gotta make sure the final product is going to taste good, right?!). I had to make 2 pies for today (Apple and Lemon Meringue). How do you track these "tasting calories"?


  • BarbaraHelen2013
    BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 1,940 Member
    I sympathise! I love to cook and bake and do it a lot for the consumption of others. I find it actually helps me stay on track, which I appreciate is a bit crazy! Seems to give me an interaction with food that soothes my need without actually having to eat it!

    If I’ve been doing a lot of tasting, which is rare when baking, but more so when cooking I’ll not add back any exercise calories for that day to account for it.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,741 Member
    When I bake cookies, I always eat a little bit of dough and log that as one cookie...even though I KNOW it's not that much dough, it's just an easy way to feel sure that I haven't underlogged.
  • concordancia
    concordancia Posts: 5,320 Member
    I tend to log it as 1/4 serving. It reminds me I had some.
  • NovusDies
    NovusDies Posts: 8,940 Member
    I usually want to log 100-150 so either I look up any entry (good use for generic entries) and adjust the serving size for the calories I want to enter or I do a Quick Add and put a note in to remind myself what it was for.
  • lalalacroix
    lalalacroix Posts: 834 Member
    When I was strict with my calorie counting I always added in about 100 calories for tasting.