help with breadmaker nutrition

Although I am very active, I'm usually sitting actively, in front of my sewing machine for most of the winter, Now I shall begin my outdoor work again...... Ryvita's etc, are just not going to be enough to sustain a morning or afternoon of gardening or DIYing etc..... I thought the best option was for me to use my bread maker again. I always make a 500g loaf, I slice it as medium slices, take a couple of slices for the day (plus one crust) and freeze the rest. What I was wondering is how to work out the calorie amount. Do I add up all the calorie's of the ingredients and then divide by the number of slices. Would that be right. don't tell me it's going to be like a cupasoup....... where the calories go up when adding water...... ??? Any info would be great. cheers

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  • Hello juliehoo and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊 The NHS calorie checker will give you calorie per 100g for different types of bread, so you need to weigh the slices you have and work it out.

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  • Hi.. I slice.. White bread approx 3/4 " thick 125 cals.. brown... 1 slice 97 cals :)

  • It depends upon the weight . . . Some are 80 calories, some 150 . . . Weigh carefully 😊

  • When I bake my own stuff I do as you describe. Work out combined calories of all ingredients then portion up and divide calorie amount by number of portions. If you're freezing the rest it might be useful to add that info on a label too :)

    Enjoy your bread making. What will you put in? Keep it classic or go fancy with olives and sundried tomatoes...?

  • Just plain white Farmhouse loaf recipe....... tried and tested and simple too....

  • Sounds delicious. You'll have to put the extras in the freezer very promptly! How about things like baked sweet potatoes, slow cooked casseroles etc for your outdoor work fuelling, other things you can also just leave to cook while you get on with stuff :)

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