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 OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (203,897) Fitness Minutes: (133,248) Posts: 11,349 11/3/12 3:26 P I just enter all the ingredients separately. Takes a while but I know it's more accurate.
 BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,730 10/28/12 4:13 P Look up the ingredients individually and use the recipe maker in SparkPeople.
 PLANTPOWERGIRL Posts: 11,405 11/3/11 12:56 P count the calorie of every single ingredient and amount, add them, and divide them into portions
 FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868 11/3/11 12:54 P thank you i never knew about the recipe calculator.
 RGRJOE175 Posts: 469 11/3/11 10:49 A The recipe section is the coolest part of Spark People. My .02.
 KKKAREN Posts: 12,754 11/3/11 10:34 A Jill has it right but you can skip the paper and do it in the Spark Recipe section.
 JILLTBNAGART Posts: 4,158 11/3/11 10:21 A Your making it from scratch. EVERYTHING has calories on it. I write the calories from each ingredient on a piece of paper. If there is something without calories, like spices, I do check the spark recipe calculator. I then add up the amounts and divide by the amount of servings there is.
 SAP_SORROW SparkPoints: (49) Fitness Minutes: (1,041) Posts: 699 11/3/11 10:05 A
 DEDE824 SparkPoints: (136,398) Fitness Minutes: (17,942) Posts: 9,530 11/3/11 9:44 A I had not found the recipe calculator. Thanks for posting about that feature.
 SAP_SORROW SparkPoints: (49) Fitness Minutes: (1,041) Posts: 699 11/3/11 9:35 A There's a recipe/calorie calculator on sparkrecipes.com. If I don't use that, I do it the tedious way and just look up the calories in each ingredient, see how many servings I have, and divide it into as many servings as I portion it into. xD
 SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (90,555) Fitness Minutes: (104,090) Posts: 1,404 11/3/11 9:24 A If you make it often, it would be worthwhile to put each ingredient into a group.
 DWROBERGE Posts: 367,919 11/3/11 1:01 A
 ICEBOYKOLD SparkPoints: (37,624) Fitness Minutes: (63,648) Posts: 254 11/3/11 12:56 A I just weigh all the ingredients before cooking, add up the total calories, then divide that total by the number of servings I'll make out of the resulting dish.
 MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 13,606 11/3/11 12:33 A YOU HAVE THE ANSWER IN THE RECIPE CALCULATOR AND I WANTED TO ADD THAT IF YOU GO OUT OR EAT SOMEONE ELSE'S FOOD, I JUST DO THE BEST EDUCATED GUESS YOU CAN. I GO ON THE TRACKER AND LOOK UP SIMILAR DISHES OR PUT THINGS IN SEPERATELY. I TRY TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE. IT IS NOT THAT OFTEN IT HAPPENS, BUT WHEN IT DOES THAT'S HOW I HANDLE IT.
 HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (0) Fitness Minutes: (20,400) Posts: 2,704 11/3/11 12:22 A
 MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (214,215) Fitness Minutes: (121,811) Posts: 9,453 11/2/11 11:18 P In the recipe section of the food tracker there is a "recipe calculator" which lets you add in all the ingredients you use, then divide the total by the number of servings you get from the recipe.
 REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0) Fitness Minutes: (66,181) Posts: 7,159 11/2/11 10:20 P Weigh and measure each ingredient and log the recipe ingredients in the receipe section- then tell the application how many servings the receipe is for the service does the calorie counting for you and always has.. This is where using a kitchen scales is very important instead of guessimation.. Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 11/2/2011 (22:21)
 LIL-VIXEN SparkPoints: (53,463) Fitness Minutes: (13,560) Posts: 4,386 11/2/11 10:18 P Hi The only way I know to do that is to find a recipe that is similar to what you are making and use those calories count.
 FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868 11/2/11 10:12 P i'd like to know how i can track the calories of a meal when i'm making it from scratch... how do i know how many calories are in each serving? i'm stumped... thanks in advance for your help
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