Recently, I have been adding recipes instead of food groupings to my food tracker. Instead of putting foods together, I do it in the form of a recipe that I add to my cookbook. This way, my food tracker is tidier and I find it easier to see what I've eaten on a single meal
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When I cook, I often take the time to calculate/track/measure everything I put into a recipe. Sparkrecipes don't allow for a lot of flexibility, so what I do is put my recipes into "Food Groupings". I measure out each ingredient and enter it in to the food grouping. I, then, label the grouping with my recipe name. After cooking my meal, I separate the recipe into equal containers. If I separate them into 10 equal containers, then I enter .10 of the recipe as a meal.
When trying to calculate nutrition info for a recipe of my own, I had previously totaled each ingredients nutritional info (on paper) and then divided it by the number of servings and then entered it into a food grouping under spark people's add a food button. I just learned that I can go to the "recipe calculator", insert each ingredient in its entirety, put in the amount of servings the recipe makes, and it will automatically calculate the nutrition facts per serving. what a time saver!
If you live a busy schedule like me this may help a lot with time management. Grouping some of your favorite meals has a couple of benefits. One, time management. Two, the grouping becomes a recipe holder. Three, its quicker than looking through your favorites.
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