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Old 03-06-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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How to compute for nutrional value?

I have this recipe for Protein Bar, I'm not sure if its high in protein and is healthy. Here are the ingredients:

3 1/2 c quick oats
1 1/2 c hi calcium non fat powdered milk
1/2 c peanut butter ( i assume mine is natural)
1/2 c honey
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/4 c water
1/4 c MOtt's applesauce

How will i know how many calories and the carbs/protein/fat ratio?

 
Old 03-07-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

You are biting off a lot here...bet you wind up with a goopy mess.

If you can make it work, you can add the nutrition for each ingredient from the package where available . THose not in a commercial package you can get from the USDA site:
[url]http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl[/url]

But you're going to have to do the dogwork...unless there is a SAINT amongst us?

Let us know how it tastes.

To make it SUPER protein, you might jiggerr it to include several Tbsp of soy or whey protein powder...probably need a little extra moisture to compensate.
Maybe a bit of sugar substitute might be fun.

But OY, will you be tossing invectives the first time you try this recipe:, after all you're competing with a candy bar factory (a healthy one!)!

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Old 03-08-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

Total: 2721

source grams cals %total

Fat: 96 866 33%
Sat: 3 29 1%
Poly: 2 19 1%
Mono: 5 42 2%
Carbs: 385 1391 53%
Fiber: 37 0 0%
Protein: 98 392 15%

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Old 03-08-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

Lenin, actually i already baked them. And i must say it did taste good. I didn't include any whey/soy protein because i don't have them.

Although i'm not sure if i overbaked them, coz they were kinda hard.

Sbdot, thanks so much, I appreciate youi computing it for me. Now based on what u've post, how come i don't have fiber in it? Oatmeal is rich in fiber right?

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Old 03-09-2005, 05:51 AM   #5
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

fawn,

You DO have fiber: 37 grams. The reason for the zeros is that second and third column represent CALORIES and fiber is calorie free...and sbdot is a SAINT indeed!

You MIGHT be able to soften them some by adding a couple Tbsp wheat flower and som Baking Powder...it will raise them a bit and lighten the texture.

How many bars do you get from this preparation?

Unfortunately, you called it a PROTEIN BAR...it really isn't; not with 53% of calories from carbs and 33% from fat.

OK...I have troble with the fat number:
I get 5 grams from the whole egg
65 grams from the PB
I don't see any other fat sources so I get 70 grams rather than sbdot's 96, a difference of 234 calories.
sbdot, what did I miss?

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Old 03-09-2005, 07:31 AM   #6
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

Total: 2666

source grams cals %total

Fat: 91 817 31%
Sat: 2 18 1%
Poly: 1 7 0%
Mono: 2 19 1%
Carbs: 385 1391 54%
Fiber: 37 0 0%
Protein: 97 387 15%


Lenin

Reran the numbers today and, of course, the don't come out the same.

The 91 grams of fat is correct when you factor in the oatmeal. It has 3g. of fat per .5 c. serving.

Don't know the mistake I made yesterday but this should be accurate.


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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

Right you are,

I was surprised to look on the back of my Quaker Old Fashioned Oats...
3 grams ger half cup or another 21 grams fat for the recipe...so that put's me at like 86...ok close enough. (And I have to rethink my oatmeal with whole milk for breakfast )

Fawn,
A 15% protein bar isn't very good, especially one that's 1/3 fat...perhaps a store bought candy bar has better numbers.


I think it's back to the drawing boards.

 
Old 03-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #8
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

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Right you are,

I was surprised to look on the back of my Quaker Old Fashioned Oats...
3 grams ger half cup or another 21 grams fat for the recipe...so that put's me at like 86...ok close enough. (And I have to rethink my oatmeal with whole milk for breakfast )

Fawn,
A 15% protein bar isn't very good, especially one that's 1/3 fat...perhaps a store bought candy bar has better numbers.


I think it's back to the drawing boards.
So you think this is not a good protein bar huh? Do u recommend any? Without soy/whey powder because i dont' have those.

I got 16 square bars of those (about 1.5 x 1.5 inch)

 
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Re: How to compute for nutrional value?

Fawn,

I think that if you want to up the protein you are going to HAVE to buy some isolated protein (either soy or whey) in at LEAST a 90% strength.
It's really the only choice for a vegetable source: you can't really put MEAT in a candy bar.
Please don't use SOY FLOUR...the bars will be unedible.

I think ALL the commercial "protein bars" rely on isolated soy or whey protein (soy is a little cheaper.)

Just 3 ounces of protein powder will DOUBLE your protein content.
You can find something called "textured vegetable protein" in most health food stores. I think it's texture might be GREAT in a bar like this but I personally have no experience with working with it...it's pretty cheap.

 
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