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CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
8/16/12 8:14 P

Hi Dragonchilde.

Yes, I did report it. The recipe was emailed to me in one of those Spark People "featured recipe" emails, which sort of implies an endorsement by Spark People.

I'm sure it's a great recipe and I think I'm going to make it. I am a big fan of Spark People. It's just a dramatic underrerporting of calories. Kind of important to dieters.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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8/16/12 7:48 P

Callmecarrie, did you report the recipe as being inaccurate? They likely just entered the # of servings incorrectly. If you don't report it, the mods won't know there's a problem.

This is a user-generated recipe, so Sparkpeople didn't post this at all.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 8/16/2012 (19:52)
CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
8/16/12 3:08 P

The Spark recipe called Homemade Peanut Butter looks delicious, but beware, the calorie count is way off. It says the whole batch is 229 calories. It's not. A cup of peanuts alone is more than 800 calories, and the recipe calls for two cups of peanuts plus oil and salt. The person who wrote the recipe calculated used a 1/4 cup of peanuts by accident. I guess Spark isn't going to remedy it. It seems wrong to me to have a website dedicated to helping people lose weight, then post a recipe that claims a vastly lower calorie count than you'd get if you ate it. Reading the comments, there were some people who actually believed one tablespoon would be about 7 calories.

In short, it looks great, but the whole batch is 1827 calories, not 229. That makes it about 57 calories a tablespoon, which is a better calorie deal than Jif. But geez, let's be accurate.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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8/14/12 9:09 P

Did you read the comments on the article? There's TONS of responses about this very thing! Really helped me. (And I'm totally doing this.)

AUNTB63 Posts: 6,971
8/14/12 12:23 P

Found the SP recipe for homemade peanut butter and want to try it. It calls for peanut oil...does any one know if I could use any other kind of oil as I do not have peanut oil on the shelf.

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