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    How much dry elbows do I use for 1 can of drained tuna

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    I use about 1 c. uncooked per 5 oz can. It really depends on how much tuna you like in your salad.

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    Thanks that sounds good to me-I want an even balance-I usually make more pasta than tuna and wasnt happy with the result.

    btw can you add canned artichokes to this or is that weird?

    (I dont make pasta salads, this is for my hub and others)
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    I use 2 cans of tuna per 1 lb of elbows - I think that 4 c uncooked.

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    When I make macaroni salad, I use 1 can of either tuna or chicken per 1 box of noodles (which I think is 1 lb). We always just try to make the meat stretch!

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    Another way to figure the ratio based on number of servings and serving sizes.

    -1/2 c. of cooked pasta is equal to one serving from the bread/grain group

    -2-3 oz. of tuna is one serving of meat

    A typical adult female should consume 6-8 ounces from the bread/grain group with at least half of them being whole grain, and 2 servings of meat/meat alternative (about 5-oz. total) - for the day.

    To check your personal requirements based on your activity level and other factors, check out My Food Pyramid - www.mypyramid.gov OR http://www.ext.nodak.edu/food/mypyramid/.

    If you consume 1 cup of cooked pasta, that equals 2-servings from your bread/grain group.

    Two ounces of dry pasta will yield 1-2-cups (depending on the size/shape of the pasta.

    When I make a tuna/pasta salad, I figure at least 1-ounce of tuna for every cup of cooked pasta. That way I know I will get 1/2 a serving of meat for the day, and 2 servings of grains if I consume 1-cup of tuna/pasta salad.

    I typically consume 1/2 a serving of meat/meat alternative for breakfast and 1/2 a serving of meat/meat alternative for lunch and serve a whole serving at supper for a total of 2 servings per day.

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