Custom Foods recipes how do you add them

Old 09-28-2010, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cjohnson728 View Post
I don't think FitDay has that function, but you can go to this website [removed link] to get the nutrition information and then load that in as a custom food. When you get to calculating number of servings, just measure your recipe out to see how many 1/4 cup servings are in it, put that in the box for number of servings, and that should give you your nutrition info. Hope that made sense.
Excellent link! Thanks, most helpful!

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:24 PM
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Question recipe converter

Since Fit Day does not have a recipe converter ( which I wish it did ), does anyone know of a good site?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:54 PM
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Yes! Go to nutritionaldata. One you register (for free!) you can do tons of things like create recipes and get the nutritional data, etc. I SO wish these 2 sites were combined. It would make the process so much easier.

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Old 04-05-2011, 04:57 PM
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I use this one at sparkpeople -- mostly because you can get the data without even having to sign up (though you have to sign up to "save" a recipe)

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the SparkPeople link. The recipe calculator is much easier to use. unfortunately, but I will still have to use another site for my Glycemic Index info.

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Old 08-03-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default Adding recipes

I was wondering if there is any way to add all the different parts of a recipe to create custom foods. For instance I often make fruit smoothies for breakfast. I don't want to have to add every ingredient to my daily foods everytime I have one. It would be much easier to create it once and save the recipe.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:33 PM
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I wondered this as well. What I have done with the salad that I bring every day for lunch is to use a blank day in my food log and log all the ingredients in and take the values of that whole meal and create a custom food called Salad - lunch made at home...or something like that. Then if I add something special like chicken or tuna I can just add that one ingredient to my food log that day.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:55 AM
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I've looked for this "adding" feature and couldn't find anything. When I made a recipe for Zesty Peas recently I just took all the individual values off of the cans etc. and added them up manually. It was a lot of work but at least I got an accurate picture of the nutritional value. So long as I added everything correctly, that is.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:59 AM
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Another member, cjohnson, gave out the link to this recipe calculator:

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You enter the components of the recipe and the number of servings, and it'll calculate the macros and nutritional values for you. It's sometimes not perfect, since it's doing "average" values for certain things (like noodles, maybe) but it'll probably be pretty close. Then I do what wildbeanerz does, I'll make a custom entry like "Turkey noodle casserole with reduced fat cheese" or whatever it is that'll make me remember that particular recipe.

If I tweak the recipe a lot, I'll add the extra additions as a different food item (or subtract from the servings I ate).

Not perfect, but close enough

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Old 08-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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I do pretty much the same as taubele, with [link removed] recipe analyzer. It's a lifesaver for my more complex recipes.

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