Recipes and Nutritional Information

By Leiden Latest Reply 2014-05-20 16:43:34 -0500
Started 2014-05-16 21:52:18 -0500

I find recipes I'd like to try but many don't have the nutritional information or they have it but don't indicate what a serving is. If we're supposed to be fighting obesity, why do so many magazines and cookbooks publish recipes that omit this necessary information? After submitting several recipes to my nutritionist and determining calories and/or serving size, I tossed the recipes because they made balancing a meal impossible.

5 replies

Glucerna 2014-05-17 19:29:43 -0500 Report

The recipes here at Diabetic Connect contain nutrition information and serving sizes.When you find recipes without the information you need, let the editors know. They typically want to provide the information that people are looking for. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Leiden 2014-05-19 16:19:04 -0500 Report

Thanks, Glucerna. I haven't tried any of the recipes at Diabetic Connect. My recipes were from magazines and newspapers.

jayabee52 2014-05-17 09:33:26 -0500 Report

Howdy Leiden
Magazines and book publishers do or don't do things for their own reasons.

I know the frustration of missing information and what may look like it is a beneficial recipe finding out it is not that great for me.

I do know of a tool which might be helpful to you on SparkPeople ~ which you can join for free.

I pray this has been helpful to you

James Baker

Leiden 2014-05-19 16:17:08 -0500 Report

Thanks, jayabee52. I've been to Spark People and reviewed recipes, but didn't know I could key in a recipe and get its nutritional information. I'll try with some of the recipes I have.