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Apr 24, 2012 04:38 PM

calorie counter

Is there a website that allows you to type in a recipe and then gives you a nutritional breakdown? I am trying to keep track of my calorie intake as well as fat grams and all that stuff. Since almost none of my cookbooks have this info listed, it is sort of a hassle and mostly I just guess about it. The only websites I can find on google seem to be member only. Am I doomed to only eating packaged foods so I can keep track? Help!

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  1. I have used MyFitnessPal (there is both a web tool and an iPad / iPhone app), it allows you to enter recipes and save. Still a bit of a pain, but works. You can track all your calories (and exercise).


      Doesn't require membership! Use very standard terms and one item per line.


      1 cup flour
      1/2 tablespoon sugar

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      1. re: weezieduzzit

        Seconded. I used caloriecount very successfully when I was on a two-year diet kick, and DH is using it now for his diabetic diet. You can type in any recipe you want and tell it the portion size and it'll break it down for you.


        and i've noticed that all the recipes on have nutritional info posted, but i've never submitted a recipe to the site so i'm not familiar with their particular process.

        1. is the best online nutrition and fitness journal I've ever found. You can do so many things on there from keeping track of everything you eat (it gives you macro and micronutrients) to keeping a journal to setting weight gain or loss goals (complete with charts) to many other things.

          1. Thanks, everyone. I'll check with caloriecount.

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