recipes

tracyMCS
By tracyMCS Latest Reply 2013-10-15 21:27:21 -0500
Started 2013-10-09 11:01:40 -0500

i have some recipes but not the nutritional stuff like servings and calories and stuff like that if i posted a recipe would someone be able to figure all that stuff out for me?


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tracyMCS
tracyMCS 2013-10-15 21:27:21 -0500 Report

wow this is complicated… so if it calls for 2 pounds of cubed sweet potatoes..how much is that? i think its more than a medium size potatoe but not sure

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-10-15 21:20:08 -0500 Report

There is also the old fashioned way, and this is good practice. When you are making a recipe, read those labels, write down how much you are putting in and and the nutritional value of that amount. Add it all up (that number is very scary) then divide it by the servings per your meal.

The way I do it is make my carbohydrate determine my serving size.
Example: If a casserole I make has 300 g of carbs in it and it makes 10-12 cups for the whole thing, I would divide it by 15g (my goal for a serving) and you come up with 20 servings in the dish. So that might be a 1/2 cup serving of what you have made.

It sounds hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it gets easier and it is very eye opening when you see that dish of whatever you made is loaded with carbs and calories...kind of keeps the "I want seconds" monster away.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-10-09 11:41:07 -0500 Report

I use the website MyFitnessPal.com to figure out nutritional values of recipes. It's free to open an account with them. It's a calorie counting and weight loss tracking website, but they have a feature that allows you to enter your own recipes and it will calculate the nutritional values based on the ingredients you enter. I love it.

tracyMCS
tracyMCS 2013-10-09 18:28:01 -0500 Report

i use that site as well but i didnt know it would calculate nutrition values i will have to try it

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