ToriJTam wrote: »
Is there a recipe builder that is in the basic/free plan? If so, how do you enter the recipe for the calories in a single serving?
nanastaci2020 wrote: »
I use the recipe builder, and I've never paid for MFP.
The first thing to decide is what is your serving size? Personally I weigh everything, so this is what works for me:
I enter all the ingredients in the recipe builder. I weigh my final/cooked product to find out how much it weighs in grams. I then make my recipe serving size = 1 gram. What that means: if my potato soup entire recipe weighs 4500 grams, then I make the recipe= 4500 servings. That way, when I put food in my bowl/plate: I weigh it and log it. Such as I'm having 310 grams of soup for lunch today, so logged 310 grams of the recipe I made.
When I remake recipes, I edit the recipe as sometimes my ingredients and quantities vary a little. I've gotten in the habit of also editing the name of my recipe to include the cook date. I've started doing some batch cooking & freezing portions, so this helps me keep my logging accurate.
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