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OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (125,407)
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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: 5,746
10/28/12 4:13 P

Look up the ingredients individually and use the recipe maker in SparkPeople.

TEDDIEBEAR1209 SparkPoints: (84,865)
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11/3/11 12:56 P

count the calorie of every single ingredient and amount, add them, and divide them into portions

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,856
11/3/11 12:54 P

thank you i never knew about the recipe calculator. emoticon

RGRJOE175 Posts: 469
11/3/11 10:49 A

The recipe section is the coolest part of Spark People.

My .02.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (219,652)
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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: (4,749)
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11/3/11 10:05 A

DEDE824 SparkPoints: (99,514)
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11/3/11 9:44 A

I had not found the recipe calculator. Thanks for posting about that feature.

SAP_SORROW SparkPoints: (4,749)
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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: (89,180)
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11/3/11 9:24 A

If you make it often, it would be worthwhile to put each ingredient into a group.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (359,808)
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11/3/11 1:01 A

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ICEBOYKOLD SparkPoints: (26,131)
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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: 7,243
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: (32,314)
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11/3/11 12:22 A

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (136,155)
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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: (35,936)
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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: (50,331)
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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: 5,856
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 emoticon

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