How to figure out calories in new P90x Recipes:
Hi folks! OK, I’ve received several emails and comments lately asking about the calorie information for my recipes. While I don’t figure out the specific calories for each one (sorry, figuring out the portions is enough strain on my brain!), I do have a quick rule of thumb for you to figure out the calories if you want to.
Just take the portions that I say at the bottom of each recipe, and use the P90x designation for the serving calories to figure out a ballpark calorie range for the meal.
| P90x Nutrition Guide Calories Per Portion:
Fat Serving: 120 calories
Protein Serving: 100 calories
Carb Serving: 200 calories
Dairy Serving: 120 calories
Fruit Serving: 100 calories
Vegetable Serving: 50 calories
Condiment Serving: 50 calories
Single Snack Serving: 100 calories
Double Snack Serving: 200 calories
So for example, if you are looking at my Healthy Mac and Cheese and are curious about how many calories are in it, just take the P90x portion information that I give you:
“1/4 of the above recipe is 1 1/2 dairy servings, 1 carb serving, and 1 Single snack serving.”
And do the math:
1 1/2 dairy servings = 180 calories
1 carb serving = 200 calories
1 Single snack serving = 100 calories
180 + 200 + 100 = 480 calories per serving.
While this rule of thumb won’t give you the exact calories in each meal, they’ll give you a pretty good estimate. Hopefully this info will help you figure out the calories in this and your own new P90x recipes!
I hope this helps!
- CJ =)