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    CAT-IN-CJ   59,228
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I probably shouldn't do this, but I'm going to anyway . . .

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Doesn't this look yummy?!



It's one of Chef Meg's Featured Spark Recipes from a SparkRecipe of the Day email.

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 look at 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 recipe . . .
only to find it's all different


Not only is it a different picture but it's made with 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

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So, what is up with this?

I don't like to complain because emoticon
but this is just wrong.




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PS After bringing it to their attention, SparkPeople emailed me to say they are looking into what went wrong and plan to correct the problem.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DARLENEK04 9/13/2013 1:40PM

  Way to watch out for errors chick.....

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PYNETREE 9/12/2013 9:19AM

    When the recipe you found had a different title...it WAS a different recipe.


Good Luck finding the correct, healthier version.

And Good For You, Eating Smart! emoticon

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JTREMBATH 9/11/2013 2:41PM

    Some times people do make mistakes its probably an error.

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/11/2013 1:28PM

    What a blessing to be mindful enough to care what goes into your body!

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FUNLOVEN 9/11/2013 9:10AM

    Well, after reading through everyone's comments, I guess we got our answer. Two different recipes! Mistakes do happen. Good thing you checked out the nutrition info.

Since I save most of my calories for dinner I don't think 400 - 500 cals. is so bad. Especially if you get a nice plate full like the picture shows.

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NELLJONES 9/11/2013 8:17AM

    I'd have to study the entire recipe and portion size to guess. This is why I like exchange plans. I am forced to see food as a compilation of component parts.

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LADYRH 9/11/2013 6:49AM

    Mistakes happen that is why it is good to read things through

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KARRENLYNN 9/11/2013 12:48AM

    I guess mistakes happen. I'm definitely a pasta fan.

Karen

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2BDYNAMIC 9/10/2013 9:08PM

    I could not help but notice the HUGE amount of calories on that second one!! Certainly NOT one I would fix cos it is HIGH and then would I really stop at one serving or have two and end up looking like Polly PorkChop!!! emoticon
(This was a very cute blog and the way you displayed!!) emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/10/2013 8:19PM

    I checked out the Spark Recipe pages and found that those are two different recipes. It looks like the links probably got mixed up.

As for the recipes being unhealthy, I guess that depends on where on the healthy scale you are currently. Sometimes a person has to sacrifice total healthy ingredients and recipes for what time and eating habits of the family will allow.

There are a lot of recipes on here that I wouldn't fix. Since I am currently a "scratch" cook mostly, I find they have too many "convenience" items. However when I was cooking for a family or commuting at least half an hour each way, some of those recipes would have been a godsend and a big improvement over what I really did eat.

The upshot of this is that you need to look a recipe over and decide if the ingredients and method of preparation meet your criteria.

And remember, a lot of these recipes are submitted by Spark members and are not vetted by Spark before being posted. When I put in one of my favorite "sinful" recipes to get the nutritional breakdown, I was asked if I wanted to make the recipe public when I went to save it. That recipe is really not very "healthy" (except maybe for the oatmeal in it) but I do make it a couple times a year for special occasions. I chose not to post it, but kept it in my private recipe box.

The Noodles with Easy Peanut Sauce is Chef Meg's. The Peanut and Sesame Noodles is labeled as a member submitted recipe (but did name the source) when I did a search for peanut noodle.

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FELINEBETTER 9/10/2013 7:59PM

    ACkkkkkkkk! A cruel joke indeed! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 9/10/2013 7:52PM

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MJREIMERS 9/10/2013 7:25PM

    Maybe the peanut sauce added a bunch of calories? The first one didn't say sauce. I'm not sure, but I'd be a little miffed, too!! Maybe e-mail or post on the message board and see if you can get an answer.

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BESCATS 9/10/2013 6:42PM

    I agree. I've found recipes that I don't consider a healthy alternative. Like others have said, different photos, the nutritional information just doesn't fit. You have to be very careful, and check it out for yourself.

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GABY1948 9/10/2013 6:30PM

    I agree with you, this is HORRID! What IS up with that??? emoticon

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--KREN 9/10/2013 5:39PM

    I've found a lot of SP recipes where the photo, ingredients and/or nutrition info just isn't right. You have to check out every single thing on every single one.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon as well, BUT (and as a dear SP friend says, isn't there ALWAYS a big BUTT !) some of the recipes do drive me mad! Either the featured picture is NOT the recipe, or the nutrition information is totally off or . . . or . . . or . . . fill in the blank. And honestly, some of the recipes that are featured, I wonder . . . WHY! I just doesn't have healthy ingredients! That is where we sparkers have to be smart enough to use our common sense. Check it out. Don't believe all you read!

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MARITIMER3 9/10/2013 5:21PM

    I thought it looked delicious too, and saved the receipt, but I didn't look closely enough, I guess. Hope someone can explain this.

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