Team Leaders
Team Stream
Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
3,523,586
Total Fitness Minutes:
2,592,085
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
25,466
Apr 2014 Minutes:
16,075
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team13508forum


  Team Forum
Scratch Cooking With Love

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   homemade cooking 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


SHARA53
SHARA53's Photo SparkPoints: (3,371)
Fitness Minutes: (1,453)
Posts: 166
10/1/12 1:19 P

SHARA53's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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,

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
~ John Irving


 Pounds lost: 11.0 
 
0
17.75
35.5
53.25
71


REALCAROL
REALCAROL's Photo Posts: 5,869
12/21/11 11:40 A

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


 current weight: 158.0 
 
159
156.75
154.5
152.25
150


MARTIET
MARTIET's Photo Posts: 2,400
12/21/11 9:04 A

Send Private Message
Reply
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.

~Martha



REALCAROL
REALCAROL's Photo Posts: 5,869
11/14/11 11:45 A

Send Private Message
Reply
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.


 current weight: 158.0 
 
159
156.75
154.5
152.25
150


REALCAROL
REALCAROL's Photo Posts: 5,869
11/6/11 10:04 A

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon


 current weight: 158.0 
 
159
156.75
154.5
152.25
150


PATTK1220
PATTK1220's Photo SparkPoints: (62,074)
Fitness Minutes: (17,576)
Posts: 7,113
10/13/11 2:49 P

PATTK1220's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 10/13/2011 (14:49)
Patt in Minneapolis
Leader, Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau

The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


 Pounds lost: 13.0 
 
0
15
30
45
60


CAROLJ35
CAROLJ35's Photo Posts: 12,205
9/27/11 5:35 P

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!


EST


 Pounds lost: 50.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50


MEMARE
MEMARE's Photo Posts: 2,064
9/27/11 7:36 A

MEMARE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I second putting your recipes into the SP Recipe Calculator.
Works for me!emoticon

~~If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise. ~~ ~Author Unknown

Team Leader ~ Rescued Dog Lovers teams.sparkpeople.com/rescueddogs

EST~ GA, USA


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10


RAPUNZEL53
SparkPoints: (219,061)
Fitness Minutes: (95,888)
Posts: 18,706
9/5/11 6:55 A

RAPUNZEL53's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.


 current weight: 129.0 
 
137
126.5
116
105.5
95


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

Send Private Message
Reply
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?



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Scratch Cooking With Love General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13508x43899508

Review our Community Guidelines