SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard Share your feedback, suggestions and questions about SparkRecipes here. SparkPeople SparkRecipes Feedback and Support Messageboard 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 where did my nutrition favorites go? My favorites and recent foods have not shown up for the last few days, only my groupings. is there something I can do to get them back? Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:54:30 EST Sparkpeople Cookbook When I search for recipes on SparkRecipes, isn't there a way for me to access the cookbook recipes when I am logged in to my account? Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:25:40 EST Serving size How can I determine serving size for recipes listed on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:05:55 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 How do you print recipes? I'm a newbie that would like to try some recipes, but I don't see the print button. Thank you for your help. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 07:41:19 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 Thin Crust Pizza Error instructions SHOULD read refrigerate 24 hrs up to 3 DAYS <BR> <BR> Not 3 hours <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 May 2015 18:00:35 EST CANNOT DELETE A RECIPE Hi, I am new to this site and am still learning. I created some recipes but cannot delete ones that I make mistakes while creating them. Can someone please instruct me in how to delete a recipe that I have created. Thank You. Fri, 1 May 2015 15:03:43 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 Slow Cooker Bourbon Street Chicken Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2034705 </link> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:35:17 EST Nutrional Value on a recipe is wrong Made Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls by Scojen tonight and I was going to add it to my Food tracker until I noticed the Nutrional Values were totally wrong for the recipe. How does one get this corrected Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:58:48 EST ADD/CREATE RECIPE NOT WORKING I'm trying to either modifiy a chili recipe (Autmn) or create my own... The add ingredient stays blank and cant add/or change her ingredients... HELP <BR> I leave site and log back in but not working after several 8- 10 times... frustrating. <BR> <BR> BTW I did sparkpeople 4 yrs ago but stopped ( lost 15lbs in 2 months! 230> 215) <BR> just started again 247#s (arrgh) going for 200#s in 6 months Sat, 4 Apr 2015 10:19:39 EST Something different with chicken breasts Since the price of beef skyrocketed we eat a lot of chicken, Family is becoming so bored of chicken breasts, I oven fry with different seasonings, bake, grill, chicken tacos, stir fry, wraps salsa chicken, , bar b q, pulled chicken,etc, Help! I need something everyone will eat, family friendly and not boring. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:24:36 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 dairy free cooking My 14 yr. old daughter has recently been diagnosed with a dairy allergy after being lactose intolerant since she was 10. I didn't make a lot of dairy based recipes but she could tolerate "cream of" soupsfor some reason when I cooked with them. I'm trying to convert recipes to be dairy free and am having a hard time with savory dishes but have the baking down pat.. Has anyone tried to cook with cashew milk successfully? What have you cooked? <BR> <BR> Any guidance would be appreciated. <BR> ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:56:07 EST Can you help me slim this down? I found a recipe online that I'd like to try. My dd has a dairy allergy so I'll substitute the butter for Earth Balance but there still is a lot of "butter" in this. Also, people were saying that they needed to double the sauce because it was too dry. Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated, thank you. <BR> <BR> :: Creamy Chicken Casserole <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked & shredded chicken{preferably vegetarian fed, humanely raised, antibiotic free, I used leftover from a Roast ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:16:14 EST 30-Day Fit Food Challenge I just found the recipes for the challenge, and they sound amazing and I am going to try a lot of the suggestions. I didn't see the nutritional values to post to my tracker. Can someone help me with this? This is all new for me, the tracking and all, but my husband and I are really getting into it! Today ends our first week and we are excited. He has lost 4 lbs and I've lost 3. WOW! Thanks for all of your efforts to help folks like us. I just wanted to know where to find the info before I go ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:21:21 EST meatloaf I got a healthy meatloaf that calls for oats but I bought steal cut would the steal cut oat work in meatloaf ??Steal cut oats r hard when they r not cooked Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:41:27 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 Nutrition tracker How do I add Vitamin K to my Nutrition tracker? I take Warfarin ( a blood thinner) and need to monitor my intake. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:34:52 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 Can't access saved recipes on recipe app Last year, the ability to log onto SparkRecipes and access saved recipes was added to the recipe app. It worked immediately after the relevant update. It's not working for me now. I can log onto SparkRecipes, but I can't access my recipe box. What's the point of being able to log onto the site if I can't access my saved recipes? Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:53:32 EST Unable to access private recipes on iPhone Is there a trick to get to my saved recipes or private recipes on mobile? I tried clicking the link for "go to full site" and it just kept bringing up the mobile site where all you can do is search the data base for recipes and not recipes that I myself have created. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:08:21 EST How do you measure 1/2 cup of speghetti? can that be put in dry ounces anyone? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57:44 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 homemade breads A friend of mine who lives out of the states recently stayed with me and commented on how sweet our sandwich breads are compared to Australia. Knowing yeast feeds on sugar, does anyone have a no sugar (sugar added just for yeast) or low sugar whole wheat bread recipe? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:19:36 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 no points awarded for mobile app downloads Hi. I just happened to notice that I was never awarded points when I downloaded the SP app on my phone and the Spark Quote of the day app?? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:12:46 EST NINJA What do you use it for? What do you do with your blender? <BR> I just make smoothies. <BR> <BR> Love to share recipes Do not have many <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:10:23 EST Recipes Where do I find any of the recipes? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:12:33 EST New Year's Recipe Take twelve whole months. <BR> Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. <BR> Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. <BR> <BR> Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one parts, <BR> but don't make up the whole batch at once. <BR> Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients: <BR> <BR> Mix well into each day one part of faith, <BR> one part of patience, one part of courage, <BR> and one part of work. <BR> <BR> Add to each day one... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:32:23 EST milk exchange ??? I made the Mock Wendys Frosty with coconut milk rather than skim milk. It didn't thicken up. <BR> <BR> Has anybody else have this problem with subbing Milks ??? Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:05:21 EST Recipe Conversions? I have several recipes I plan on making. I'm interested to figure out the nutritional information for these recipes. Is there someplace I can type in the recipe and get the nutritional info on a per serving basis? Am I making any sense? Thanks. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:43:28 EST Help I added a recipe and I added an old dessert recipe and was shocked on the nutrient value. It was way off the wall and I know it can't be true. I've added recipes in the past and they came out okay, what went wrong with my Lemon Squares. I knew it would be high but not like this. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:03:43 EST Salt, is sea salt any better? I am restricting my salt and wanted to know how you do it. Is sea salt or kosher salt any better or worse than table salt. Any suggestions you can offer. I have started not just blindly shaking it all over the dish. Thanks. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:18:33 EST Healthy vegetables chicken pasta recipe This weekend we tried this recipe and highly recommend it to anyone that likes a casserole dish with max veggies, mimimum meat and pasta per serving. Only thing I did was sprinkle my serving with some garlic salt. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:16:08 EST Sparkrecipes mobile You know what would be great, if there could be a bar code scanner on the mobile version of sparkrecipes or the app. So that when I am cooking I can create a recipe on sparkrecipes much more easier than having to go to my laptop and adding items in. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:54:16 EST Rinsing/sorting quinoa? I'm new to making quinoa. The package said to "rinse and sort prior to cooking". It took me forever to find a way to rinse it because my strainers are all too big. Then sorting it after it was wet was like sorting through wet sand. What am I even looking for?? Any good tips to share on rinsing and sorting? And do you sort before rinsing? Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:22:08 EST Suggestion: make it easier for singles It would really help with some of the recipes if there were suggestions about how to save additional portions. Some are obvious, and I know how, but others aren't. It's both expensive and difficult eating for one most of the time (although some less pitfalls!), and any help on meals for one would be great. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:53:49 EST meal plan I am starting new. If there is meat and it is in 0z is it cooked meat or raw meat you measure. Also On day one there is a recipe that says that you take the stuff add 2 cups of water and rice and beans and season and cook for one hours. So If you use cooked rice and canned beans it will be mush. So it the rice uncooked and raw beans. So that is another questions is when it says rice it is cooked or uncooked. starting new and getting frustrated, Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:19:29 EST Can I take the oil out of this? Hi! I'm making a pasta dish tonight that I've made several times before but I have a question about the olive oil. The recipe states after cooking the rotini, to toss it with 1/4 c. olive oil, then add the lemon juice/zest, tomatoes, feta, black pepper, basil and I think 1/2 c. water from the cooked pasta. Do you think the olive oil's purpose here it to help the ingredients stick to it? Do you think I could omit it or substitute something with fewer calories? Thank you so much! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:47:31 EST low carb breakfast I need low carb breakfast ideas. I get so tired of eggs every morning. This is the only meal of the day that is difficult for me. Please help. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:45:01 EST Simple Greek Chicken Bake One of my "Super Dinner" meals is Greek Chicken with brown rice and Pita bread. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> 1) 1-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast/strips <BR> <BR> 2) One bottle of Greek salad dressing <BR> <BR> 3) 1 box brown rice <BR> <BR> 4) 1 pack fresh Pita bread <BR> <BR> 5) non-stick canola spray <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven to 350 deg. <BR> You can use either a glass or metal baking pan...if it is metal, add 5 min cook time <BR> Spray pan with cooking spray <BR>... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:22:44 EST Sparkpeople ads that don't support our goals Hey, Sparkpeople, what's with all the ads for crappy food and prescription drugs? Chef Boyardee? Really? No one needs to eat that processed crap. And Ensure? Nah, that's not good,either. I'm disappointed, Sparkpeople. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:37:03 EST foam rollers I see foam rollers in the stores frequently in the past year. Do you think they are a good investment for stretching after a workout? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:46:06 EST Better Than Pesto Puree serving size? Hello. <BR> <BR> What is the portion size corresponding to the nutrition details for the cookbook's recipe "Better Than Pesto Puree"? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Mon, 26 May 2014 16:11:04 EST Snacks Does anyone have a good list of snacks that don't contain cheese. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:45:00 EST Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies problem D I tried these today and had a problem with them. I did forget to smash them down, but got them down finally. When they were completely cooked, though, they completely fell apart. I used Truvia in place of sugar, but I know that someone else did that with no problems. I had Kroger Natural Peanut Butter, but it was pretty runny even after mixing it and even spilling at least 1/4 of the oil from the top. Do others have that problem and how do you fix it? I did add a teaspoon of vanilla as ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:10:43 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 Edit Recipe I submitted a recipe and goofed it all up in format. How do I edit so I can make corrections? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:41:33 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