How do I create a recipe?
Recipes on the site allow you to combine multiple ingredients and then find out how many calories and what amount of nutrients are in one portion, or serving, of that recipe.
To get started, click the Food tab then click Recipes. Next, click the Enter New Recipe Button.
Then, enter the recipe name and the number of servings.
Because recipes contain various kinds of measures (oz, tbs, cups, lbs, grams) there is no way for the recipe editor to calculate how many servings of a particular size will result when the various items are combined.
If you're not sure how many servings a recipe will produce, enter a best-guess number when you first create the recipe.
Then, after the recipe is cooked, you can manually measure the number of servings that have been produced. Then, the recipe can be edited and the correct number of servings can be entered.
The next time you make the recipe in the same way, the recipe in your database will correctly reflect the resulting quantities.
Once you have filled in the recipe name and number of servings, click "Add Ingredient" and search for the first ingredient in your recipe. Be sure to adjust the "number of servings" of each ingredient to reflect how much of the item you are using in the entire recipe. For example, an entire box of pasta might contain six or eight servings of the serving size listed on the package.
Once all of the ingredients are entered, click "Save Recipe." The recipe will now be available in the "Recipes" tab when you add food to your diary in the Food > Food Diary area of the site.