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NANDESMAMA SparkPoints: (5,899)
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3/28/13 2:49 P

I have not used this but now I think I have to! I am wracking my brain trying to think of a recipe I know from heart just so I can try it :) Thanks for the info!

30DAYSTRONG SparkPoints: (601)
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3/24/13 9:35 P

Could you share some of the recipes you have come up with?! =]

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/23/13 7:18 P

So glad it's been helpful to you, too, EVANSMOMMY :) emoticon

EVANSMOMMY218 Posts: 13
3/23/13 3:02 P

I LOVE the recipe calculator... It's amazing. :)

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/22/13 6:58 P

That's a terrific, very valuable application, Barb (and BTW, CONGRATULATIONS!!! on that prodigious weight loss!!!) emoticon

You can see how many calories one can save, say, by using apple sauce in a carrot cake recipe rather than oil... It's amazing sometimes to see the differences!

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
3/22/13 5:20 P

It's tremendously helpful not only for tracking (which is essential) but also for planning improvements to recipes I've used forever but which need slimming down themselves.. I can juggle ingredients and substitutes and see what might work best.

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/20/13 10:37 P

Glad to hear it, Michelle! Using some very similar software I had prior to Spark, I figured out what one brownie of my mom's unforgettable old made-from-scratch brownies had, counting 16 from an 8" pan. It came to 129 - nice to know for that rare occasion when I've just "gotta" have one of those treats!

As long as I "bite it when I write it," I can have it...and therein lies one of the many beauties of this sort of tracking.

DANCEMOM1970 SparkPoints: (44,190)
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3/20/13 1:00 P

I love the recipe calculator. Especially for repeating a recipe I've made that I loved and knowing that the nutrition stats are accurate.

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/17/13 12:39 P

You're welcome. Tracking is the single best tool I know to ensure success...and tracking food intake has been the most important of all factors to me.

CNGMYBX SparkPoints: (9,308)
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3/16/13 10:40 P

Thank you. Good to know

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/16/13 12:35 P

If, like me, you like to make up your own recipes and want to track their calories with perfect accuracy, Spark's got a fabulous tool for that...

Thought I'd share... tracking's been an important element for me in my own weight loss and maintenance, maybe the most crucial of all of them.

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