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HGIGLIA Posts: 80
10/25/12 3:30 P

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Hi Mzz:

Looking further today at sparkrecipes, I noticed when you first view the recipes, they show the entire nutritional value, it is when you go to print it that it only lists the calories, fat, carbs and protein. The recipe I was talking about was called dreamy cheesy crockpot chicken and it has
0.5 g of fiber per serving. Now that I realize this, I note how much fiber before I print and then write it on the printout. Easy enough. Thanks for your help though.

Helene

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10/25/12 1:10 P

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I agree a fiber count should be included.

Can you post a link to the recipe?
You said it was a chicken recipe... so here's what I'm thinking... if there were no grains, fruits or veggies involved and simply a few spices, its highly possible that the per serving fiber count was minimal... less than one gram.

For example, say the recipe included Chicken, basil, garlic, milk and a bit of olive oil.
There's no fiber in that, okay... mabbe in the basil and garlic, but its so minimal that it wouldn't be included.

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10/25/12 8:16 A

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I agree that fiber should be included.

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HGIGLIA Posts: 80
10/24/12 3:36 P

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Thx Mzz, I can try that. It just seems odd to me that so many recipes include all the nutrition info, not just a few select pieces. Maybe spark recipes will improve that in the future.

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10/24/12 3:31 P

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here's what I do:

I pick a day of the week on my tracker that hasn't come yet. For example this is Wednesday,soI'll pick Thursday. Type all the ingredients into your Spark tracker individually. Look them up in Spark's library.Of course you can leave out stuff like salt, meat, milk, cheese, sugar or oil, things that you know don't have fiber. Things that have fiber are fruits, veggies, nuts, beans carbohydrate rich foods.

Remember fiber is a form of carbohydrate!

When you're done, scroll down to the bottom of your tracker and it will tell you how much fiber is in the ingredients in the things you typed in.

Since the recipe is for a set amount of portions, divide it by that number and you'll have the fiber content for one portion of that recipe.

Its a little bit of work, but worthwhile if you're making this recipe on a regular basis.

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HGIGLIA Posts: 80
10/24/12 11:08 A

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Hi:

I have joined Weight Watchers recently and have been looking up different low fat, low carb, low calorie recipes. I noticed many of the Spark recipes don't list fiber content when listing their nutritional value, I need the fiber value to figure out the amount of WW points in the recipe. Does anyone know how I can get around this or where I can turn to figure out the fiber in these recipes? I made one of the chicken recipes last night, it was delicious. Thanks.

Helene

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