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Old 05-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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My " magic" oatmeal for Beeb

The instant oatmeal I use is Quaker Instant Oatmeal Original. I know that on the box it says that each serving(1 pakett) is 100 calories. But they are making the assumption that you are making it with nonfat milk.
I looked up calorie counts on this site acaloriecounter.com. Each pakett of the instant oatmeal is 28 grams. Twenty eight grams of uncooked oatmeal is 26.04 calories, so if you make it with water it is still only 26.04 calories per serving.

I make mine with two packets and half a banana. So approx 52 calories for the oatmeal and half a medium banana is about 56 calories. It usually comes out to 108 calories for a very generous portion. I can't count how many times I
"over charged" my calorie account before I figured this out

It really pays to double check some labels. It apparently never occurred to the Quaker oats people that some of us want to make our oatmeal with water. It's a very easy thing to overlook. As I said, I counted it as 100 calories a million times before I caught on. I really love that site for calorie counting as it gives you every variation possible for the food that you are looking up.
I hope that this clears up the confusion
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oooo this sounds yummy. Need to make next DD.
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Kiley if you reference my first post I gave the source from where I got the information. If you go to acaloriecounter.com put in oatmeal, plain instant, then 28 grams you will get the same answer as I did. I have been using this site for several months now and have found it to be very accurate. If you feel more comfortable counting it as 100 calories I'm sure that will work also.
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that site doesn't list steel cut oats? or am i blind?
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Wow this sounds great to me, thanks for posting.

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I'm getting the following information for 1 packet of DRY Quaker instant oatmeal on ******.com, which uses the USDA database for foods:

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Dazygurl no your not blind I am only talking about instant oatmeal. Last night I started a new thread where I found yet another nutritional site that listed instant oatmeal at aprox 25 calories per 28 grams. I copied and pasted it exactly as I found it. I haven't seen it yet this morning posted perhaps it will be up later today. But it confirmed my earlier post that instant oatmeal per 28 grams is indeed 25 calories. It is more accurate to go to an independent nutritional site rather than some calorie counting sites or company sites.
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Your not blind the information is just incorrect. As I said before if you feel more comfortable counting it at 100 calories do so. My box says the same thing it's still incorrect.
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Buttoni there was no need to "scream" I have the same box. The info is still incorrect.

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oh, I know you were speaking of instant. I was just wondering what that site said for steel cut.
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Buttoni there was no need to "scream" I have the same box. The info is still incorrect.
I don't think I was screaming. I didn't use all caps. Just didn't size my pic down before posting. I was merely posting conflicting nutritional information. I'm sorry if you took such a post as "hostile". It was certainly not aimed personally. Merely to demonstrate conflicting info from ******, a site many here feel is reliable.

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Okay I am NOT trying to start a fight or anything but every box of instant oatmeal that I looked at at the grocery store this afternoon said the plain was 100 calories for an envelope. I am confident that the companies who package the packets do their homework and print correct information.

I also do not feel that because Buttoni posted the nutriotional information that she was "screaming" she was trying to post what she saw when she looked up the information.

I read your other post regarding oatmeal and don't really "get" the math, are you assuming that every box is assuming that you use milk to make the oatmeal and thus the calories from the milk should be subtracted?

Perhaps I am a bit thick but I am going to assume the companies who package the various brands of oatmeal print the correct calories. I will be counting 100 calories for an envelope of plain instant oatmeal and 150 calories for 40g (1/2 cup dry) of my favorite Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, I eat it on DD for a very filling meal.
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Your not blind the information is just incorrect. As I said before if you feel more comfortable counting it at 100 calories do so. My box says the same thing it's still incorrect.
I think you should call the company that makes the oatmeal if you seriously think the math is wonky of the boxes, I would be more apt to think the websites you were on were wrong.
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The instant oatmeal I use is Quaker Instant Oatmeal Original. I know that on the box it says that each serving(1 pakett) is 100 calories. But they are making the assumption that you are making it with nonfat milk.
I looked up calorie counts on this site acaloriecounter.com. Each pakett of the instant oatmeal is 28 grams. Twenty eight grams of uncooked oatmeal is 26.04 calories, so if you make it with water it is still only 26.04 calories per serving.

I make mine with two packets and half a banana. So approx 52 calories for the oatmeal and half a medium banana is about 56 calories. It usually comes out to 108 calories for a very generous portion. I can't count how many times I
"over charged" my calorie account before I figured this out

It really pays to double check some labels. It apparently never occurred to the Quaker oats people that some of us want to make our oatmeal with water. It's a very easy thing to overlook. As I said, I counted it as 100 calories a million times before I caught on. I really love that site for calorie counting as it gives you every variation possible for the food that you are looking up.
I hope that this clears up the confusion
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This is where some of the confusion may lie... Vanessa says that the packets of plain instant oatmeal she uses are 28 grams weight each. I don't know what brand that is.

The Quaker brand of plain instant oatmeal is packaged in 43 gram packets! Not quite, but nearly double the packet size. And thus, a higher calorie packet, at 100 calories per pk.
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This is where some of the confusion may lie... Vanessa says that the packets of plain instant oatmeal she uses are 28 grams weight each. I don't know what brand that is.

The Quaker brand of plain instant oatmeal is packaged in 43 gram packets! Not quite, but nearly double the packet size. And thus, a higher calorie packet, at 100 calories per pk.
The Market Basket brand that I have in my pantry is plain, 28g 100 calories.

So Quaker instant 43g packets are 100 cals? I want to get my grubby hands on them, the smaller packets are too flipping small, I need two to even feel semi full (instant doesn't fill me up anyways).
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It's all *too much* for me. LOL

I eat a lot of oatmeal though. Quaker Quick Oats.. nuked and stirred, nuked and stirred, with enough water to make it slightly *glurpy*, and then brown sugar and butter stirred in! And maybe some chopped dates and walnuts. Or maybe raisins.

I even eat a bowl of oatmeal sometimes in the evening after supper if I'm wanting a later evening snack.
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It's all *too much* for me. LOL

I eat a lot of oatmeal though. Quaker Quick Oats.. nuked and stirred, nuked and stirred, with enough water to make it slightly *glurpy*, and then brown sugar and butter stirred in! And maybe some chopped dates and walnuts. Or maybe raisins.

I even eat a bowl of oatmeal sometimes in the evening after supper if I'm wanting a later evening snack.
You are making me SO hungry!!!! I love oatmeal in any shape or form, from instant, to old fashioned, to cookie!
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This is from the Quaker site

Serving size 1 Packet (28 g)

Amount per serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 20
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Soluble Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 40%
Phosphorus 10%
Magnesium 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat less than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, OAT FLOUR, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, GUAR GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN A PALMITATE.
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Kiley if you reference my first post I gave the source from where I got the information. If you go to acaloriecounter.com put in oatmeal, plain instant, then 28 grams you will get the same answer as I did. I have been using this site for several months now and have found it to be very accurate. If you feel more comfortable counting it as 100 calories I'm sure that will work also.
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Okay I see what you did.........you entered 28 in the grams column thus making the SERVING SIZE 28g, they count the 28 grams as 28 grams of COOKED oatmeal, that is the total WITH water EQUALS 28g. Not at 28g serving of dry instant oatmeal minus the water. BTW, that site hates my iPad I had to play with it on my desktop...ugh!

28g of cooked oatmeal is 1/8 of a cup (approx) as 28g od water is less than 1oz.

So in conclusion do not count you packet as 28 calories or you're going to be WAY over your numbers!!!
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Since we are talking oatmeal, I will tell you about my friend!!! Hope this is ok!!!!

She makes oatmeal

then puts it all in a loaf pan

frig it

have it for supper

which is sliced and fried

- served with butter and syrup

I have never tired it "YET!!"

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Since we are talking oatmeal, I will tell you about my friend!!! Hope this is ok!!!!

She makes oatmeal

then puts it all in a loaf pan

frig it

have it for supper

which is sliced and fried

- served with butter and syrup

I have never tired it "YET!!"

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To an oatmeal lovin' freak such as myself that sounds suprisingly good!
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Since we are talking oatmeal, I will tell you about my friend!!! Hope this is ok!!!!

She makes oatmeal

then puts it all in a loaf pan

frig it

have it for supper

which is sliced and fried

- served with butter and syrup

I have never tired it "YET!!"


Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow - that sounds fabulous!!!!
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I don't like oatmeal.....but after reading this thread I'm hungry for it. Yeah, it's a DD. LOL
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Thanks for the info, Muff!
Beeb, I hope you read through the whole thread, the 25 cals per envelope of instant oatmeal was incorrect. The OP misunderstood how the serving size was entered in the calorie counter, it was entered as 28g of already prepaired oatmeal (a little more than 1/4 of an envelope), not as dry oatmeal. Count the envelope as 100 cals.
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