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BUNNYKICKS
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7/5/13 12:54 P

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You could leave a rating and/or comment on the recipe itself. Recipes that are improperly put together rightfully deserve a "one star rating" and a note saying "the quantities in this recipe seem to be way off, a half-cup walnuts in a single serving is way too much." That way, future sparkers that happen along that recipe will be forewarned.... and the original author might be inclined to fix it.

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7/5/13 10:56 A

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You can contact the member to see if they are willing to correct it, but we don't have the resources to find and correct errors in member-submitted recipes.

Sorry about that,

Coach Jen

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7/5/13 10:11 A

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I guess both are member submitted. But what can we do to fix it?

Thanks, Chris

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7/5/13 8:36 A

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I think what you may be looking at are user-submitted recipes. There is a place to click on the page for the recipe, to see the nutritional breakdown for each ingredient used in a recipe. Both of the recipes I looked at, call for what seems to be a large amount of nuts, for a proportionately small amount of yogurt. For example, one recipe says 1/2 cup walnuts. That is a seriously LARGE quantity of nuts! But then there's only 4 oz. of yogurt. Plus 1/2 cup banana and 1/2 cup apple. That's an awful lot of "add-in's" for only 4 oz. yogurt. With that much "stuff", the yogurt looks like more of a topping for a bowl full of nuts and fruit.

So perhaps the person who entered the recipe chose the wrong quantities for the ingredients and maybe didn't know how to go back in there and fix it. Could have intended to choose 1/2 OZ. of walnuts, for example.

I think it's fabulous that Spark allows us to enter our own recipes, and also to share them with other members if we so choose. But at the same time, you need to be a little careful with the user-entered recipes, because there may be some mistakes in the quantities or the nutritional information etc. It's the same thing with the Nutrition Tracker; you have to check the user-entered stuff because people sometimes don't enter things correctly. Some people are only concerned with the calorie count for example, and don't bother entering the carbs, fat, protein etc.

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7/5/13 7:08 A

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Hi Chris

Are these member-submitted recipes, or recipes from SparkPeople?

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7/5/13 7:00 A

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629.6 calories per serving!


there are two spark recipes with this title. Both have calorie counts per serving over 600!

Chris

It felt like I was not moving, but I guess I was. Even turtles eventually move from place to place. chris


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