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AVROIEN
SparkPoints: (26,252)
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Posts: 11,049
7/12/11 7:29 P

The recipe calculator has helped me on several of my recipes. It is really easy.



HAWKTHREE
SparkPoints: (22,600)
Fitness Minutes: (11,692)
Posts: 760
7/4/11 10:18 A

I use the Recipe Calculator for my home made items. You can simply enter in the ingredients without entering cooking instructions and the calculator will figure the calories.

I do make my own yogurt, but I do think the recipe calculator is real helpful if you're making yogurt that is incubated longer to reduce the glucose. But that's minor and you can always "enter a food that's not listed" on the Nutrition Tracker and enter the nutrition yourself.



MRB2563
Posts: 288
7/3/11 12:03 A

I cook from scratch too. I would like to add teaspoons, tablespoons etc. of any ingredient to the recipes I create, but I only have a choice of serving size. Any chance the webmaster can add them to the drop down list along with the serving size?



SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 29,681
6/30/11 12:27 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You may want to use the recipe calculator. This page has info on how to do that and other FAQ's related to the recipe site: recipes.sparkpeople.com/articles.asp?id=13
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I hope that helps!

Coach Denise



DCHAMLEE
Posts: 1
6/29/11 10:46 P

I'm new here & I do a lot of cooking from scratch. I make my own home made mixes, I do a lot of canning, I make my own yogurt & granola. How do I figure out the calories for those items? Like this morning, I ate a breakfast burrito that I made this weekend & froze for a quick breakfast. When I tried to add it to my Nutrition tracker I had a hard time figuring out what to put. Any ideas would be helpful!



 
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