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amajacma

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 12:59
I would like to know if there is a way to put in all the ingredients of a meal (i.e. spaghetti) and then be able to break that up into portions so that it will take a fraction of the total calories instead of trying to figure it all out on your own.

For example:
Spaghetti is made with 1 pound of hamburger, 1 can of tomato paste, 1 can of tomato soup and 1 package of McCormick Thick and Zesty sauce mix. I entered this and found that it is a total of 1700+ calories which is good, but I am not eating the whole thing at once.

Any help would be wonderful!
danihyde

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 13:03
You could add it as a recipe under My Cook Book. Then, it will be avaialable under your cook book to add the next time you eat it.
erika2633

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 14:48
Yep, exactly what danihyde said. When you enter it as a recipe, it asks you how many servings it will make. So if that amount of pasta/sauce typically makes 6 servings, then that's what you enter. Then you can just adjust your serving size in your food diary if you eat more/less than a "typical" serving that day.


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amajacma

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Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 20:47
Thank you!
Theo166

Joined: Nov 12
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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 10:36
Yea, the recipe feature is fantastic. When I made a big pot of chili, it was so easy to add in the cans of beans plus other ingredients.

When done cooking, I measured it into separatete Tupperwarere dishes for storage, using a measuring cup. With a real count on the total volume, it was simple to set the servings size to one cup and have the correct nutrition info.
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totaltubs

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Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 13:46
What a great concept! My husband make me a low carb soup but I was just saying this morning that I wished I knew what exactly he put into it so I could somehow figure my carbs. Awesome!



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