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TOPIC: Share Meals and Recipes with MFP Friends

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July 27, 2013 1:29 PM
A very helpful addition to this website and app would be the ability to share meals and recipes with friends. I share a lot of meals with my mom and it would be easier if we could look at our friends' meals and recipes and add them ourselves.

July 28, 2013 6:46 AM
This would be especially helpful in our home, where both my husband and I use MFP but I'm the one doing the cooking. My husband has to Quick Add calories for meals I make or else enter the recipe himself (which he can't take the time to do). It's a real pain that I can't share it with him.
July 28, 2013 4:27 PM
If you're both eating the same prepared meal and not trying to share the "recipe' itself being the list of ingredients and their quantities and assembly instructions you CAN share the nutrition details of a serving so you aren't limited to the quick add calories.

Recipe sharing itself to get the list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions isn't a live feature of MFP, yet.

But to get the nutritional info shared between those who are eating together...
1) create the recipe and decide how many it serves etc
2) log a serving of the recipe to your food diary
3) make sure your food diary is shared with friends or public or locked with a key and that the person you intend to share with has the key...
4) THEY view YOUR diary from THEIR account and click..
a) website quick tools > copy to today
b) apps (iOS, Android) wrench/ spanner in the header with the meal name > copy to today

They now have the nutritional details of a serving of the recipe completely logged in their account and if they hit quick tools > remember meal they can "store" that for future logging in their own account without requiring you to log a serving of the recipe on some future date to get the details again.
July 28, 2013 5:20 PM
you're awesome, thank you so much!!
July 28, 2013 5:48 PM
Ok, so we tried it tonight but it would only copy the breakfast entries (even though he clicked on the Quick Tools link in the Dinner section). Ideas as to what's wrong?


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