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SparkRecipes FAQs

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These instructions assume you are on the SparkRecipes site. To get to SparkRecipes from SparkPeople, click on Articles & Videos at the top of the page and select from the dropdown menu.

How do I become a SparkRecipes member?
SparkRecipes is linked to SparkPeople, so that any recipe you find here can be added to your daily meal plan on SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. Sign up for one site, and you'll have access to both. If you are a SparkPeople member, you can share recipes immediately. If you need to sign up for an account, click here.
Do I need to be a member to calculate nutrition info or search for recipes?
You can calculate nutrition info in any recipe and search for recipes on our site without being a member. However, you cannot save any recipes without becoming a member. Joining is easy and free, so we recommend signing up.
How do I add a recipe to your site?
How do I calculate the nutritional information for my recipe?
I want to share a recipe I found. Am I allowed to do so?
You are only allowed to share recipes that you created yourself. Please do not share any recipes you found on a blog, in a cookbook, in the newspaper, or anywhere else.

How do I edit or delete my recipe, or change the shared status of my recipe? How do I unsubscribe from receiving comments when someone comments on my recipe?
I want to see recipes that I have reviewed/rated. How do I find them again?
How do I save a recipe that I like?
How do I add a recipe to my meal planner?
How do I add a recipe to a Recipe Collection?
How do I find my Recipe Collection?

How do I get my recipes to show up on my SparkPage?
How do I change my email address, username, or password?
I submitted my recipe to be shared and it is not showing up in the search. Why is this happening?

It might take up to 24 hours for your shared recipe to show up in the shared database, but it will appear in your Recipe Box as soon as you enter it.

How do I add ingredients and foods shared by other members?
How do I add ingredients I've saved to my SparkPeople Favorites?
I entered the serving size or nutritional info incorrectly. How do I fix my recipe?
I created a recipe makeover. How do I share it?
Recipe makeovers are not able to be shared.
The nutritional info of a particular ingredient is incorrect. What do I do about it?
Many foods have been added my members and therefore can't be verified. Either enter a food using nutrition info from a package label or search the database for another entry.
I can't find a certain ingredient in the database. Why don't you have certain foods in the database?
I still have questions. What should I do?

Please contact for more assistance.