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10/1/12 1:19 P

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I use the recipe calculator too and it is time consuming. But one benefit of it that I love is that when I see the recipe written out along with the nutritional info, it gives me ideas about how to change it up and make it healthier. I've done this for a bunch of recipes now and they come out just as good, but fewer cals, carbs and fat,

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12/21/11 11:40 A

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Never the same way twice yep. Martiet
I am going to make eggnog this year.

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12/21/11 9:04 A

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I think it's impractical to put every single thing you make into the tracker, for ever and for always, if you cook like I do- mostly from scratch and never the same way twice! BUT, I have to say, if you do it for a while, even though you have recipes in there that you don't re-use, and you spend a lot of time on it, it will teach you a concept of what is in things and you'll start to get a better feel for things you don't have time to put through the tracker, just from experience. I stopped logging things all the time a long, long time ago-simply because I don't have the time to pick through everything I make that is new every day and every meal. I was thinking, though, that I should pick random days (Every Thursday, or the same dates of every month or something like that) and make a point to always track those days-that way I will still get the practice and remind myself of the implications of adding various things to my dishes, but not spend my whole life in the tracker.

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11/14/11 11:45 A

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I'm going home to make some soup. I look forward to making most anything from scratch. It is fun although a lot of work especially with clean-up. Worth it in the end.

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11/6/11 10:04 A

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10/13/11 2:49 P

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I put recipes in my SparkRecipe recipe box, too. If they're copyrighted recipes from cookbooks that aren't published on the internet, I just don't share them. It's a lot of work in the beginning, but it's really helpful. I have revised recipes based on the nutrition info I saw after I put them in SparkRecipes, so there are added benefits to using that feature. After I revise a recipe, I run the nutritional stats again to see if I accomplished whatever goal I was aiming for with the changes.

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9/27/11 5:35 P

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Those of us who have cooked for 60 years or more do try putting recipes into calculator, but I rarely make things the same way twice! Keeps one hopping!


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9/27/11 7:36 A

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I second putting your recipes into the SP Recipe Calculator.
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I enter my recipe in the recipe calculator. That is how I get the exact nutrition information. My problem is I keep on changing the recipes so it is hard and time consuming to keep up, but it works.

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JENNIFER43935 Posts: 19
9/4/11 2:11 P

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Hi,
I was wanting some help on how to keep track of calories of stuff that I make homemade. I make alot of homemade meatloaf's, casseroles, ect....We don't eat alot of processed foods, so how do I go about knowing how many calories, fat, carbs, fiber, protien are in the things that I make homemade?

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