I really love mussels, or "moules marinière". But although the sauce has a bunch of wine and cream in it, the way you eat it you generally don't consume most of the sauce - its just a flavouring for the mussels.
Does anyone have a good way of calorie counting meals like this, with a large unconsumed element?
Other examples would be foods with marinades, where a lot of the marinade gets thrown away.
If I was trying to lose weight, I'd just say count it as if you're consuming it all, and you might lose a little more than usual that day. But in maintenance, I'm not looking to lose weight, so this strategy isn't optimal.