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SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 29,639
11/13/11 1:56 P

The site uses decimals, not fractions. So for a 1/4 cup of something, you would enter is .25.

Coach Denise



MINDY66
Posts: 1
11/13/11 10:51 A

After you've found your ingredient item and highlighted it, the "How Much" tool will then open up with 2 boxes to fill out. The first is just an enter your amt type box. The second, however, has a drop down arrow where you can change the default "CUP, unsifted" to any of these 3 choices:

tbsp, unsifted
tsp
grams

Hope that helps.

Now, to my problem if someone can please help.

I am trying to enter 1/4 C. Powdered Sugar.

When changing the default "1" to 1/4 and then clicking "Add Food", I get an error message that says, "You need to enter a numeric value for How Much." As I said to the error message, "I just DID enter the numeric value!"

Anyone have a helps on this. This tool is either broken or needs some real tweaking if I may say so. Guess it could be me that needs some tweaking, but I think, this time, it may well be the program.

Thanks in advance for any help!



Edited by: MINDY66 at: 11/13/2011 (10:51)


CHRISCANCOOK
Posts: 3
11/8/11 3:01 P

Cool. I look for it. Thanks.



SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 29,639
11/7/11 10:10 P

There isn't a chart, but it is a link that you just enter a number and select the type of measurement you are using and what you need to convert it to and it will do the math for you.

Coach Denise



CHRISCANCOOK
Posts: 3
11/6/11 8:37 A

Thanks, but that is just more math than i am willing to do. Is there a conversion chart? It takes a lot of time (that I don't have) to enter what i eat in my daily log. I have been guessing and have been loosing. I use mostly my own recipes. I know me if this gets to complicated I'll just unsubscribe and look for something else.



SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 29,639
11/2/11 7:52 P

You can use the conversion calculator (there is a link to that when you add ingredients). I just checked it and 2 tablespoons = 0.1250 cups, so when you calculate your recipe, you can use that for it.

Coach Denise



CHRISCANCOOK
Posts: 3
11/2/11 7:38 P

I too am having trouble using the recipe calculator. I have a recipe that calls for 2 tablespoons for all purpose flour, but the calculator will only give measurements in cups. Any advice?



COLUMBINE2
Posts: 1,620
10/26/11 1:56 P

Thanks, Denise. This is what I tried last night, but thought there would be a more user-friendly method.

The SP format asks for serving sizes which don't correspond to my recipe & don't convert well or are just a bit of a hassle.

For example: my recipe calls for a 19 oz. can and the SP format wants to know how many cups (which I can convert, but I'll have to re-convert it when I look at the grocery shelf items---or remember to re-convert before I send someone else to the store to shop for me).) I just want it to say: 1 19 oz can (like my recipe does).

Or I need 12 oz of crabmeat and it asks for how many "servings" of crabmeat. I don't know. How would I find that?

Or the recipe says 2 1/2- 3 C of cream. I'd like to have that range show up so I could make the decision based on who I'm feeding.

I don't expect you to solve my inadequacies and I'm not complaining. I love SP! Thanks for replying to my initial request. Nancy





SP_COACH_DENISE
Posts: 29,639
10/26/11 10:29 A

How do I calculate the nutritional information for my recipe?

Click the "Recipe Calculator" tab at the top of the page.
Enter the ingredients, nutritional information and cooking instructions for your recipe.
At the bottom of the page above "Save Recipe" is a checkbox. Leave the box checked to submit to SparkPeople's Shared Recipes Database or uncheck the box to keep it from being shared. (Then click "Save Recipe."
Click on "Recipe Box" at the top of the page, and your recipe will now appear there.

How do I add a recipe to my cookbook?

Find the recipe you want to add to your cookbook.
Near the top of the page are five orange buttons, one of which says "Add Recipe to a Cookbook."
Click on the button and choose which cookbook you would like to add it to. You can also add a comment on the recipe that will show up in your cookbook.
Click the "Add Recipe" button.

Coach Denise



COLUMBINE2
Posts: 1,620
10/25/11 8:57 P

I want to enter a recipe, calculate the nutrients and save it in my cookbook. But I'm finding it impossible. Either the site is do-whacky tonight or I am. (I'd bet big bucks it's me! lol) Thanks!



 
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