Hello friends! We wanted to take today’s post to address a common question that many of you (our sweet followers) have been asking. You know, the one about calories?
These days there are many wonderful websites on the internet that can easily analyze any recipe and provide the calorie count, so we don’t have to. Two of the websites we are familiar with are Calorie Count and My Fitness Pal; they should help you get your answers.
So, today we want to give you a short explanation on how Calorie Count works.
Calorie Count is an amazing website to use, just sign in and become a member. It’s FREE! It has a great recipe analyzer, which is an amazing tool to use. You just copy and paste your recipe ingredients into a box and it will tell you how many calories are in each serving. So easy!
Here’s how to analyze your recipes.
- Once you are in the Calorie Count website, go to the top of the page and choose Food tab, click New Recipe option.
2. Enter all the ingredients into the recipe box. You can easily copy and paste the ingredients if they’re online or in some electronic form. If the recipe says it makes between six to eight servings, go for the middle number and type in 7 in the box.
Click on the box ‘Analyze Recipe’ button under the ingredient box.
3. If the analyzer doesn’t recognize an ingredient, or can’t compute a measurement, it will flag that line. You will need to be more specific about the measurements; such as 1.5 tablespoons rather than 1 to 2 tablespoons. You may need to adjust and find some middle ground when the ingredient has been flagged. Click the “edit” button.
It’s best to have one ingredient per line, it will read it better. Then click the Analyze Recipe button a second time. Edit and repeat as often as needed.
4. When all the ingredients are highlighted in blue or another color, the standard nutrition data format will be correct. It will give you the calorie count reading for that recipe per serving.
5. If you want to save any particular recipe on the calorie count site? You can, but first you will need to be a member.
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We hope you find this helpful and would love to hear your comments about this post. Thanks again. 🙂 Have a great wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!