SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Share your feedback, suggestions and questions about SparkRecipes here. SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Homemade Ricotta recipe I found a recipe for homemade ricotta cheese here n the recipe section ---<BR>ail.asp?recipe=1111690 <BR> I was thinking of making it, but would like to replace the 2% milk with skim / nonfat / fat free milk. <BR> I tried creating the same recipe but with skim milk instead but it is coming out with a lot more calories per serving than the actual recipe shows. <BR> If I am just replacing the 2% milk with nonfat / skim milk shouldn't the calorie cou... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:09:38 EST easy peel beets I find that my scrubbed, unpeeled beets easy to peel after roasting. Gently rub skins and slide right off. I eat as they are. Love them. I squeeze orange wedge on them with a bit of honey or splenda for hubby . He has sweet tooth Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:16:20 EST Sharing Recipes Great news! My husband started his own sparks to keep track of nutrition. I am trying to figure out an easy way to share recipes between us so it makes tracking easier and so we do not have to do duplicate work. I am struggling any suggestions or ideas on how to streamline this process? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any suggestions Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:03:33 EST Main Category when creating a recipe I was creating a recipe that I make for breakfast and when I got to the step to create a name and the cooking instructions there is a tab that is for the Main Category. I clicked on it, but there was no option for breakfast or something similar. The only options are Poultry, Beef & Pork, Vegetarian, Fish, Appetizers Soups & Salads, Side Items, Snacks, Desserts. <BR> However since my item does not have any meat in it, but it isn't vegetarian (since some folks who are vegetarian do not ea... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:59:14 EST Chicken & Dumplings, Cracker Barrel style Couldn't find this recipe when I went back to comment, though it was able to transfer nutritional info to tracker. I did not find this to be an appealing recipe, rated 2.5 of 5. I will look for another one to replace a favorite less healthy choice. Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:51:24 EST Cleaned-up Apple Crisp recipe This was a nice recipe using maple syrup for sweetner. Can't find it when I went back to comment. Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:45:13 EST Menepause diet recipes Anyone fighting hot flashes? I know low sugar high protein is supposed to help. Soy also. I am vegetarian, if anyone has any good recipes I'd like to hear from you. Today is day 1. <BR> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:56:36 EST cream Any healthy substitute for light cream in coffee. I need my coffee and am looking for a better option Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:18:39 EST Whole plant foods Hi all, <BR> A little over a month ago I decided to go to whole plant foods. I haven't craved snacks in the evening and much to my surprise it's going good. I've noticed lately I've been really tired and no energy. My diet consists of veges, beans, tofu, Quinta, some fruit. Any thoughts are appreciated. Tho <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 19:17:30 EST Sugar grams in Recipe Nutrition I don't understand why "sugar grams" is not on the "short" nutritional list. Why do I need to go into "detailed" nutrition? Sugar count is so very important to SO many people ...especially on this site! I am diabetic and MUST know the sugar count in addition to Carbs. I was looking at a dessert recipe and sugar was not listed on the side of the recipe so I realized I needed to click on "detailed" nutrition. There were over 21 grams of sugar in one serving of a muffin!!! I can not eat that and... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:50:04 EST editing a recipe How do i edit a recipe once I post it on Sparkspeople? I was trying to get a calorie count, but ended up publishing it without some of its non caloric ingredients? Thanks Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:04:10 EST creating recipes when i create a recipe is possible for the program to convert the serving in to weight ( grams, oz etc.) I have been using Calorie Count which will convert recipes to grams and oz when loging. but they are shutting down and now looking for another site, that will fit my needs. Please help Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:49:31 EST Nutrtional Info???? I entered a recipe and got the nutritional info and realized that I needed to correct something and when I did it changed the info drastically. So I entered a new recipe with the same ingredients in a different order but the same amounts and the nutritional info was different. I deleted the one that had a more healthy info and kept the higher one wanting to make sure I was logging correctly. (Better more than not enough) How do you enter recipe properly? and does it matter what order the... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 18:29:50 EST recipe tracker/nutrition breakdown Hi, I am having a hard time with the nutritional breakdowns. Where does that info come from? i.e.: I searched a particular item that I know to have fiber and sugar, but the result had zero in both spots. I am extremely insulin resistant and have been limited to 2gr of sugar per serving so I need reliable source for nutritional info. Please help??? <BR> Thanks. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:49:07 EST nutritonal info tunisian foods???? I live in tunisia, and cannot find any foods on the search in food trcker? I try to find something related, but dont know how I can calculate when im cooking for whole family and so many ingredients?? <BR> JUST think its not working out right, and discourages me from tracking food bcuz I can never seem to find anything!!! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:56:05 EST Search Problem Often, when I search for Spark recipes, I do not find anything even remotely similar to what I am looking for...for example, my search for "no bake cookies" says "there are no recipes that match the search criteria." However, AFTER I type the recipe in, it gives several examples of similar recipes. Often the exact same recipe I typed in is there, with the same name. It would save me a whole lot of time if those had come up in the search. Why don't they? This is just one example. It has ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:48:54 EST Can't find plain, ordinary ingredient!!! . Sat, 26 Nov 2016 05:14:09 EST SPARK recipe question . Sun, 20 Nov 2016 02:41:40 EST Wheat Bran Muffin with Raisins Can someone help me out with this menu item? Can this be bought off the shelf or ? I could not find bran muffin at the grocery bakery. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:11:54 EST Spaghetti Squash oldie but goodie! Recently I quartered up raw spaghetti squash, removed seeds and heated in rotating microwave 13x9 pan with water about half full, for 18-22 minutes (depending on weight/size of squash). <BR> While squash was heating I tossed in chopped ingredients one my one, letting all cook for about 5 minutes each before I tossed in more ingredients beginning with hardest to softest ones, into a pan of 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and one or so, tablespoon olive oil heated. Used zuchinni, orange bell pe... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:56:12 EST Shared Recipes How long will it take a shared recipe to show up for others? I created a recipe under another account, and shared it, but its not appearing in my searches for the recipe. Do I have to recreate it in my own account in order to add it to my food tracker? <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 15:04:56 EST Measure of Frozen Veggies I am going by the menu and can not figure out what proportion I need to eat of the frozen vegetables. 10 oz seems like a whole lot... Mixed Vegetables, frozen, 0.1 package (10 oz) Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:28:09 EST message board posts I am new to SP and I am having trouble finding things and then after I find them - I can't find them again. Is there a place where I can find all of my message board posts? Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:41:30 EST GoStack Portion snack ideas Hi. I am in the process of loosing weight. I just order the gostack from blender bottle. I have the 4 stack one. I just need ideas for snacks to put in there. I do not like almonds or cashews. I don't like: cottage cheese, carrots, trail mix, anything that is overly healthy. I want something salty, fresh and a little chocolate. Please help and don't be negative. Thank you <em>45</em> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:42:43 EST Slow system response I am finding it more difficult each day to use the nutrition tracker. There is often long system delays as Sparkpeople tries to flash as many ads as possible in my face. It is very painful looking up foods and adding them to my daily total as the wait time between entries is painfully slow. If the system becomes more frustratingly slow every day, I am going to look for another calorie tracking system. Thu, 8 Sep 2016 16:46:24 EST Fruit and vegetable tracker Is it possible to add a fruit and vegetable tracker like the water tracker? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Wed, 7 Sep 2016 03:03:09 EST Recipes with Unrealistic Serving Sizes When I want to add something new to my nutrition tracker I look through the recipes to find one similar to mine before I add a recipe. This is often less than successful. Tonight I was looking for a basic meatball recipe using ground beef. Not for the recipe, I have my own, but a similar one to add to my meal. I'm OK if it's not exact. <BR> Well, among the many (!) recipes available are a good amount of what I think are not worth my time looking at. A meatball recipe using basic ingred... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 18:57:28 EST possible no dairy option in the future?? Sorry if this has been asked before, but I was wondering if there has been any talk of adding a no dairy or vegan option to the settings of the meal plan? I have long enjoyed this site (some years have been better than others) and I am exploring the possibility to a vegan change. My go too for a guide when trying to get back on the wagon has been these meal plans, so I figured I would ask... <BR> (PS. i did notice the vegan recipes area, but I have never been much of the cook, and do better ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:08:54 EST Updating recipes? I created a recipe that was for 11 servings, but I forgot to update the serving size, so now the recipe says it is for 1 serving. I did create a recipe makeover for me and changed the serving size, but is there anyway to change the original recipe? Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:18:37 EST weight report why is it that your graph show my goal as 120 when it should be 130. This is another reason why I don't use this site much any more except for the exercise videos and recipe section. The information on the weight graph is wrong. It should take my final goal by now and stop at the 130. So why is the graph incorrect? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:53:17 EST condition specific There are specific recipes for diabetes, heart-healthy, lower cholesterol etc. m wondering are there any specific recipes for kidney disease? TU Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:28:47 EST Meal Plans that correspond to my nutrition setting It would be a LOT more useful if the suggested meals were in line with my daily nutritional settings. As it is they are unusable because following them would not meet the goals I have for Carbs, Protein and Fat. Is it possible to get them customized to your individual goals? THAT would be hot! Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:51:29 EST My calories How do I know if the calories allowed on my nutrition page are right? <BR> <BR> When I lose weight do the calories automatically reduce or is there somewhere that I have to this manually? If so, how do I know how many calories I should now have? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 16 Aug 2016 03:59:02 EST Assistance Please and a Couple Suggestions Is there any way to share recipes ONLY with specific Sparkmembers? I have three Sparkers in my house and I do almost all of the bulk cooking...we need an easier way to get the nutritional info for the week to each other. I'm concerned because most of our cooking is based on a flexible base recipe and only two or three ingredients change weekly. Currently they need to manually enter nutritional info each and every time I make those slight changes. <BR> <BR> Failing that, is there a way to ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:42:59 EST Favorite foods When I track my nutrition, how do I view my favorite foods so I can click on those to make it easier than searching everytime? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 11:30:23 EST How can I track my miles Does anyone know how to track miles instead of minutes for workouts? <BR> I'm hiking or walking and I have my phone tracker for miles and steps but I only see minutes here on my exercise tracker? Please help if you know thanks! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 11:28:28 EST Sparkteam vs Spark America Leaderboards I can see where you can see the SparkAmerica leaderboards, but is there a way to see (besides on your start page- bonus points\spins) what place your SparkTeams are in? Please someone lmk! :) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:22:14 EST new recipes lay-out not user friendly or helpful The old sorting was very user friendly and i never had any problem with it. Now i cannot find a logical way to sort out recipes and find what i am looking for. <BR> <BR> For instance, when looking for bean salad recipes, they come out in very random fashion, not by ratings, number of ratings, calories etc, even when i do the advanced search. <BR> One page may show the pictures side by side, the next in a row,without a logical sorting order. <BR> Again, for years it was a cinch to find new re... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:23:54 EST problems with the site The more I use this site the more confusing it comes. When you put in a post of your weight and it is showing wrong on the bar graph there is no way to correct it. As it is going the wrong direction for my weight, it shows 145.6 and not the current that is 144.8. It should be on the right side of 145 not the left side of 145. The spark points are totally useless as far as I can see so there is no point in continuing to click on earn spark points. Get message in my email that state someone ha... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 07:57:42 EST Can I search recipes by member name? My wife entered a recipe for supper tonight and I want to add it to my tracker. <BR> <BR> She shared her recipe but I cannot find it. <BR> <BR> 1. Does it take time for her recipe to load into the finder? <BR> 2. is there a way to find this recipe by her member name or do I have to look through all the similar recipes? <BR> <BR> Any helps is appreciated...I DO NOT want to also add the recipe Thu, 7 Jul 2016 20:15:34 EST Marinades How do you get correct nutritional information if you marinate chicken, beef, whatever. You add all the ingredients, but since you're not eating everything that is listed, how do you get the correct nutritional information? Wed, 6 Jul 2016 23:31:25 EST measuring spaghetti When a unit is called a cup is that after boiled??? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:53:44 EST HELP, Please! "Black Hole" in "Add Food" Feature Hi Everyone. <BR> I hope you all are enjoying your 4th of July weekend. <BR> <BR> So, I am just getting my bearings on the SP website. It has changed a lot over the years since I was last here. There are so many wonderful pages of information and lots of opportunities to help members. It's great. <BR> <BR> That being said, I was a bit frustrated with the add your recipe section. I like to see the nutrients of the food choices I am making. I discovered that most the ingredients listed ... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 17:11:16 EST What's wrong with this picture? Literally, what's wrong with this picture? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the menu that SparkPeople put out for me today for breakfast. It's a good thing I double checked the numbers before blindly following it. <BR> <BR> Must be some mighty small chickens there! LOL <BR> <BR> ***Edited: <BR> <BR> Just opened this up and saw that, unless you have x-ray vision, the image is too small to make out. An... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:12:31 EST tracking water why is my water never tracked in my sparks points and spark streakes Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:55:26 EST edit recipes how do i edit my own recipe? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:05:22 EST Using Stevia (Truvia, etc.) in treats I have not had a lot of luck substituting Stevia for sugar in my recipes. If anyone out there has some good items to bake or iced treats (Ice cream, ice milk, frozen yogurt or sorbet) please share them. I know with ice treats made in my newish ice cream maker, they turn to rock without sugar. :-( So I try to just make enough for one serving. I got one recipe directly from Truvia-a crustless apple pie made with oatmeal. It was horrible! ;-( I am sure there are some tricks to this. I have g... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:37:51 EST Outdated advice in articles Since 2013, comments have mentioned the outdated advice in many articles. This old information can be harmful to new Sparkers that take the advice to heart. <BR> <BR> For example: Substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar. Bad advice. With all the chemicals in our food already, think HFCS, we don't need the ones in Sweet and Low on a daily basis. Besides, current thinking is that using artificial sweeteners actually causes you to crave sugar more. Also in recommending whole wheat product... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:16:37 EST search options Is there any way to search your recipe box? I have put in so many recipes it's impossible to find anything now. If not, I'd like to make a suggestion...:) Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:11:16 EST How to change metric measure to USA standard? I am trying to add my recipe but it wants metric and I can't do metric. <BR> <BR> Is there a place to change from metric to standard? Sat, 14 May 2016 18:40:04 EST Need help with my Summer Food challenges I just sat down with my calendar and realized that this summer has too many food related events scheduled. <BR> <BR> I have always struggled to keep my diet on track when I'm faced with weddings, birthdays, and other catered events. Travel days are equally hard because I'm trapped in a car or plane and I end up eating whatever is available. <BR> <BR> My plan to try and stay on track, is to fill up on vegetables and drink lots of water before I go to these events, in hopes that I won't l... Fri, 13 May 2016 21:36:32 EST Recipes with photos everyday on my blog Hi everyone, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Don't hesitate to pop by my daily blog for low-calorie ideas with photos showiing my recipes and meals. The recipes will give you some good ideas on slimming ingredients to put together, even if quantity-wise I often just invent as I go along. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I've already lost 3lbs since Monday eating these delicious recipes. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so pleased this is working. I've been in a bit of a rut weight-wise for a few weeks now. <... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:11 EST Tralise's Strawberry and Spinach Salad My friend, Tralise, gave me this recipe to share with my family when they were looking for Spring inspired alternative to regular salad. It's super easy. It's super tasty. And you have the option of unsalted sunflower seeds or you can choose the calorie level you wish to be at. <BR> <BR> Chopped Pecans are a bit more tasty but sunflower seed are good too and much lower in calories. <BR> <BR> 1 BIG serving <BR> <BR> 1 cup Raw Spinach, washed and patted dry <BR> 7 calories... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:17:56 EST gluten free section of <em>303</em> recipes that are gluten free. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:34:36 EST Favorite Chicken Dish Trying to find something new to do with chicken. So give me your favorite/healthy chicken dishes. And GO... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:03:41 EST HOW DO YOU MEASURE SPINACH? I am sorry for the caps but I am about to lose my mind with this message board and in general. I've been a member for so many years but when I need to find something (like a question I've posted previously) it is impossible to find. So, I've posted this somewhere else about a week ago and since I can't find it and don't know if anyone has answered here it is again. <BR> <BR> How do you measure spinach? When I see a recipe for a smoothie for 2 cups of spinach, does that mean f... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 22:37:04 EST Baked fish recipe suggestions I'm looking for some healthy baked tilapia recipes. Would love some SP suggestions. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:50:08 EST Beets I'm roasting some beets today, glad to have the oven on for the extra warmth. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:50:21 EST Mushroom meatless balls so good Made Chef John meatless mushroom balls and had them in marinara sauce over pasta. Definitely good and I am a meat eater. I wonder if they could be frozen. They were even better the next day. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 14:07:48 EST My food tracker Today i put all i have eaten on my phone, But it is not showing up on my computer. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:44:06 EST changing diet for vegan diet How can I change my meal plans in Spark People, to a Vegan Meal Plan? Tue, 2 Jun 2015 08:44:29 EST Nutrition Info for recipes hi, all! is there a way to get the nutrition info for a particular recipe? A lot of the recipes I use don't have that info available, so i'm not sure how to count them. i was wondering if there was a way to enter in the recipe to get the info, either here or on another site. thanks! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:19:18 EST Quick breakfast ideas I usually take about 20mins to get myself and kid ready for school before heading out the door for work. Lately, I have a shake and I drink it on the way to work and I'm fine til lunch. Thought of protein shakes but I don't know what to look for or brands. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:12:28 EST where are my favorites? HI i cant find the favorites tab...can someone help me? thank you <em>100</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:05:31 EST Almond milk for skim? Does anyone know if you can substitute unsweetened almond milk for skim milk in a muffin recipe (or any recipe for that matter)? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:08:14 EST what do you have normally for breakfast? what foods do you eat for breakfast? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:47:40 EST Which is better for you-----Truvia or Splenda? I have heard that Truvia is better for you nutrition wise but I see most people here use Splenda. Does anyone know the difference? Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:19:01 EST