SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Share your feedback, suggestions and questions about SparkRecipes here. SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard 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 Maybe it's me... I am having a terrible time trying to import another Spark's recipe to my food tracker! I have added it to a recipe collection several times and still can't find it when I try to add it. On the SparkRecipes site, I can view my recipe collection and it's in there. When I go to the tracking page, the only recipe links I can choose are "favorite recipes" and "shared recipes." The recipe I want to use isn't in either of those boxes. Can you help me? Thank you! Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:40:59 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 to add item not found in search? I use Aldi's Fit & Active fat free italian dressing and it's not listed. How can I add it??? Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:33:52 EST Cannot find where I can add a new food that is not I cannot find where I can add a new food that is not in the database in the my Nutrition area. I have a replacement shake not listed. <BR> Also there used to be a area on the fitness tracker that would google earth into your town and you could map out and calculate the mileage. Does this site still have it? It has been 5 years maybe since I have used sparkpeople Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:53:12 EST trader joes frozen oatmeal ww points Does anyone know the ww points for trader joes frozen oatmeal Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:18:46 EST Serving Sizes I noticed on most of the recipes there is not a serving size per person. The recipe may call for 8 servings for the entire recipe but if I am only serving 2 it is not always easy to figure out how much per serving. It would be easier if it was listed on the recipes. If I am making a soup and it's not telling me how much per serving, I would have to measure how all the servings to figure it out. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:07:46 EST Sharing Recipes with A Few Members I am taking many steps to get my family (extended family in different households) involved on Sparkpeople and generally in healthier living. Being able to share recipes I've made that they've enjoyed would be extremely useful! Some, though, are variations of recipes that are not my own and I know SP asks people not to share those publicly. I use Blue Apron and Hello Fresh quite a bit, but often change the recipe slightly (or not so slightly ;-) for myself or my family. I don't want to creat... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:03:57 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 Points for Spark Recipes? For some reason, every recipe I click on says that Spark Points for those recipes have already been earned. I can't imagine having tried all of them. Is there a way of re-setting that feature? Or a way of bringing up a list of recipes where the ones I've already tried have been checked off? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:11:09 EST Edit a recipe? Oh my goodness! I just added a recipe to "My Recipes" and I mis-typed the servings and instead of 10 - it lists it as one! Now the calories are 1700 calories PER SERVING! Does anyone know how to edit my recipe?!!! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:31:35 EST Monday Weigh In Hello. Anyone else's weigh in day on Mondays? Post here tomorrow. I will be back with my report. :) Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:42:07 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 why are suggested meals the same two days in a row Yesterday"s suggested lunch and todays is exactly the same? Isn't variety the staple of a good diet Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:29:15 EST tofu.... I bought tofu with the hopes of grilling it, The taste is pretty bland! Any suggestions on how to add a little flavor? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:43:42 EST recipes from cookbooks How do I tracker food that I made form a cookbook recipe? <em>24</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:04:47 EST just added new recipe MUSHROOM RICE YIKES.......I just added a recipe I used over the weekend. I highly suggest anyone using it to used low-sodium broth. Had know idea the calories would be that high. Had to make a MAKEOVER recipe that is much better. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:35:23 EST I am finding the recipe builder difficult...... I am new to spark people (had been on weight watchers before and want to try something different). I cook most of our own meals so the recipe builder is essential but I am having difficulty navigating it. Is it just me? Any advice would be appreciated Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:56:07 EST trivia on good health One trivia question I was conditional about. They said adopting a pet helps lead to good health. It may, but choose the pet. I have allergies to some dogs and all cats. Wouldn't help my health if I got one of those. I think I am not allergic to cat fish, though. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 19:53:16 EST Need HELP w/ sparkrecipes and grocery list I added a recipe to and added that recipe to my nutrition tracker. However, when I choose grocery list, it does not include the ingredients in the recipe. Am I doing something wrong or is this function not available? Thank you for the help! <em>30</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:47:40 EST measurements in recipe calculator Frustrated with not having the measurements I need in the recipe. I have not been able to add recipes very well because I can't get the measurements of ingredients correctly listed. Anyone else have this problem. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 13:31:36 EST Portion size for green bean casserole Hi I was wondering if anyone knows what is a serving size for green bean casserole when the recipes states it has 14 servings. Would that be 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup etc. <em>303</em> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:07:17 EST Need to Edit Potions in Recipe First time creating a recipe. It was for 8 portions and some how it turned out to be 1 portion! I can't seem to find out how to correct that. Can anyone help me please? Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:57:49 EST Spark Recipe Nutrition Info to Spark Food Tracker Is there a way to get the nutrition information that's in a Spark Recipe into the Spark Food tracker without having to input everything manually? Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:56:34 EST App does not have recipe box??? I downloaded the app thinking my recipe box would also be available so I could track my food, but it is no where to be I missing something, or do I have to still use my laptop to enter foods from my box, that is very disappointing... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 13:16:29 EST Recipe Calculator Frustration I have noticed since beginning to measure my foods that cooked meat tends to weigh less than raw meat. If my recipe calls for 24 ounces of extra-lean ground beef, I end up with a lot less than 24 ounces of beef by the time it's finished cooking. If I use the 24 ounce measurement in the recipe calculator then I end up counting a lot more calories than I'm actually eating. <BR> <BR> Is there some magic formula that will tell me how to figure out what my cooked meat will weigh or do I actually ... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 22:42:00 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 LATIN FOOD I NEED REAL LOW CALORIE LATIN FOOD RECIPIES, LIKE SANCOCHO, ARROZ Y FRIJOLES, POLLO GUISADO, ETC. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:33:16 EST Fractions on the mobile food tracker I am so happy that I can finally use Sparkpeople mobile on my Windows phone. I am now back to tracking my intake. I had successfully lost weight with Sparkpeople a few years ago but eventually stopped tracking because it was so time-consuming. <BR> <BR> However I am frustrated because the mobile tracker will only let me use whole numbers. If I enter 0.5, for example, it just flashes blue and won't let me save. Sometimes if available I can change the unit to teaspoons or ounces, but I have to... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:18:03 EST Cleaning out the freezer and pantry You know you've got things lurking around your freezer and pantry that you want to do something with because you hate wasting anything, right? <BR> What's in your freezer/pantry that you need a recipe for? <BR> I'm digging for ideas to post on my blog and curious. <BR> Mine? Oh, I've got fish heads, lobster shells, bags of dried beans etc.. you know, the usual. <em>211</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:16:50 EST How long should it take to log in foods/activities I counted the took 78 seconds to log in a favorite food. Another 62 seconds to add favorite. It has taken 3 minutes to log in 2 items. <BR> <BR> The ads and the flashing are not allowing me to do the tasks needed. <BR> Chrome takes longer/IE11 win10 is shown. <BR> <BR> What am I doing wrong? <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:20:09 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 Using the recipe calculator What do you do when the calculator won't give you the measurement you need? For example, I needed to add 1.5 cups Splenda to the calculator, and the only option it gave me was tsp. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:16:02 EST Co-ordinating Diets My wife and I are both using the nutrition tracker..The problem we are having is that quite frequently the meal planner offers a recipe, that isn't in the plan for the other, and isn't available to the other through sparkrecipes.. Anyone else have this problem? <BR> This was the bane of the last time we used this, because we spent a lot of free time typing in things that should have been easy to retrieve.. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:57:38 EST Recipe calculator I love the new calculator. The change makes it much faster to use.Glad I checked back in. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:14:16 EST Not liking the change for creating recipes!!!! Why mess with a good thing? The new setup won't allow me to add ingredients from my favorites list, which makes it even harder for me to create accurate nutrition information for the recipes I create at home. Not all brands have the same nutritional content for the same ingredient. If it's not in there already, and I can't retrieve it from my favorites(since I scanned it in while I was cooking, because its way easier this way) and I can't manually enter it, how am I supposed to get the right ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:59:14 EST Spell Check I wish we had spell check on Sparkmail. I am the world's worst speller. It sure would be a big help. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:23:21 EST Greek Spanakopita with Filo Dough Well you can sure tell I'm a newbie with this receipt. Ok with rounding up the supplies for the receipt. However this was the first time I have never used Filo dough. <BR> <BR> After words I went on U tube and found a receipt for the dough and other tips. <BR> <BR> Will try their suggestions next time. With the leftover sheets I made a small spinach pie and a peach/blueberry small pie. <BR> <BR> My husband said that at least I tried and it really did come out fine; wait until he eats ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:23:10 EST counting calories for marinade? When I'm putting in a recipe that has a marinade, how exactly do I count that? Obviously I'm not eating the whole 2 cups of marinade that I'm putting my steaks in before I grill them, but it is going to add SOME calories to my steaks. How do I judge how much is actually staying on my steaks? I can't exactly measure it, because I'm sure there's some blood loss from my steaks while they're marinating. The calorie count may not be that big of a deal to some for something as small as a marinade, ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 02:24:10 EST Lemon Chicken and rice recipe I'm confused about the brown rice calorie count in this recipe. It calls for 1 cup dry rice for 4 servings and you have a total calories per serving at 235.5 (54 calories per 1/4 cup cooked rice). But every brown rice I can find has 170 calories per 1/4 cup dry (1 cup cooked) rice. If the recipe calls for 1 cup dry rice (4 cups cooked) how can that add up to 235.5 cal./serving? I'm totally confused. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Henriette Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:16:03 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 bonus wheel The bonus wheel is not working today. Unable to spin. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:56:56 EST storing chips Has anyone ever tried to store homemade chips? ie - sweet potato, kale, regular potato etc....? I would like to make batches of them to have for the week but am afraid they will get soggy if stored in a ziplcok or rubbermaid container. Any thoughts? Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:35:28 EST Why not Homemade I tend to make a lot of things from scratch.. There are so many that are prepackaged and Premade.. Most of them are not healthy and have things I can't understand what they are.. Maybe a new topic of redoing Comfort Foods..? Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:41:26 EST Apps w/spark Hi,I noticed a few spark recipe apps and was wondering if anyone has tried any of these out. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a visual app (one with photos) that I can select for each meal for every day of the week. maybe even snacks. I would be able to click on the image and it will add it to my meal plan. Furthermore, It would give the calorie count and nutrition breakdown you find here at Spark. So then, I would have a week's worth of meals planned with images that - when clicked show the recip... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:26:45 EST Print Recipes? Maybe I'm just having a very special moment, but I can't find a button to print from SparkRecipes. I thought in the past I had printed them. How can I get a printer friendly version of the recipe so I don't have to print all of the ads? Thanks for your help. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:58:08 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 Recipes Where do I find any of the recipes? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:12:33 EST Bacon Gotta Have it! I'm sorry, but I know this is a site for loosing weight...... but I LOVE BACON! And I finally just learned how to make bacon w/o the mess by baking it in the oven on foil on a cookie sheet! I know, I am 61 years old and where have I been all my life, in a stupid closet!!! I have been cooking my bacon under the broiler and burning it, dealing with the smoke alarms all these years!!! What a Nutcase!!! So, I just had to have a BLT today, so I tried it in the oven and it turned out perfect! Cooke... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:10:59 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