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OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (137,583)
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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: 5,825
10/28/12 4:13 P

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

Chuck

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TEDDIEBEAR1209 SparkPoints: (90,521)
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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

nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,856
11/3/11 12:54 P

thank you i never knew about the recipe calculator. emoticon

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

The recipe section is the coolest part of Spark People.

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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (223,884)
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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.

Karen
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

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.
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DEDE824 SparkPoints: (105,528)
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11/3/11 9:44 A

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

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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

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SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (89,653)
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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: (376,880)
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11/3/11 1:01 A

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ICEBOYKOLD SparkPoints: (26,642)
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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: 7,924
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

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.
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MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (139,181)
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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.

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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)
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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.

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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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