Thanks Jen for looking into this. I just forwarded the email to you as requested.
Mistakes do happen. Not a worry.
I love SparkPeople, and just want it to be the best that it can be.
9/11/13 6:43 A
Was this one of the daily emails you received? If so, could you email it to me? (firstname.lastname@example.org) It sounds like it's a mistake in the email that we just need to correct.
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9/10/13 9:18 P
One of the things that I really looked forward to as member of SP was the recipe bank. I was excited about the multitude of "healthy" recipes. Well, I was disappointed, too. It is a GREAT place to find recipes. However, most are not as healthy as I would like. I now limit my searches to Chef Meg recipes. SP sponsored a summer grill recipe contest. I think they should sponsor a healthy recipe contest with winners in many categories. All entries could become a part of the recipe bank, but the best should be awarded. This would "grow" the healthy recipes and provide a fun challenge.
Although, I think they used a stock pic because it appears on a few different recipes (they are all member recipes) and the recipe doesn't include peanuts while the pic does, so I agree that is NOT COOL. Please people, don't upload a pic with your recipe if it isn't a pic of what that recipe makes! It's misleading and confusing.
Okay, I'm a bit miffed. I'm here trying to stay on a good program.
When I get an email entitled "Nutty Noodles in 15 Minutes" and I look at the displayed pic showing oodles of peanuts on top of fettuccini noodles, my mouth starts to water. Then I see the nutritional info listed NUTRITIONAL INFO Calories: 287.1 Total Fat: 5.9g Total Carbs: 35.3g Dietary Fiber: 6.3mg Protein: 26.4g
I'm thinking I CAN DO THIS!!! Woohoo!!
Then I click on the SparkRecipe link provided in the email and it takes me to Chef Meg's Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce . . . only to find it's a different picture, totally different ingredients and the nutritional info has changed drastically. Amount Per Serving Calories: 415.9 Total Fat: 11.2 g Cholesterol: 52.7 mg Sodium: 456.4 mg Total Carbs: 46.6 g Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g Protein: 33.0 g
What is up with this? This kinda stuff is not only unfair, it is setting us up to fail.
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