How To Tips

How to get Calorie Count with Our Recipes

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.

  1. 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!

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8 Comments

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    Joanne
    April 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Every once in a while I monitor my calories to make sure I'm on track and calorie count is what I use! Great post!

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    annaliz
    April 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks Joanne, and the other site I often use as well is Myfitnesspal.com
    we like to monitor them as well!

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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    It is truly a great and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

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      annaliz
      August 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Anonymous! Thank you, we hope it will answer everyone's questions about calorie and fat amounts.

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Awesome information. Thank you so much for making this available!

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    Marin mama cooks
    November 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    What a great tip girls and it's nice to have a website do all of the calorie counting for you. I wouldn't even know where to begin, and I've had people ask me about how many calories are in a serving, and I really can't answer them! I will totally check this site out! xoxo, Jackie

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    November 3, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Great tip and one we all should use! I think sometimes though, we don't want to know!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks ladies! I love easy and this sounds pretty easy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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