Vegan Recipes - Nutrition Information


I notice some of your recipes include the nutrition information. How are you able to figure out the calories, carbs, fats, etc.?

Best Regards,
Sue
Saint Louis Park, MN

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Hi Sue - Since I was a personal chef and my clients always wanted to know this nutrition information (as do some of my site visitors), I use and recommend a tool called Mastercook, which is a recipe management software program. I store all my recipes in Mastercook, which helps you to see information such as this:

MastercookPer Serving (excluding unknown items): 621 Calories; 16g Fat (18.6% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 131g Carbohydrate; 12g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 772mg Sodium.

The only thing is that most of the ingredients that are automatically listed in their HUGE library of ingredients are not necessarily vegan or organic, etc. So I have to enter my own ingredients. I had to do this more when I first purchased the program, but now since I used the same ingredients over and over again, I don't have to do this as much.

For instance, it might list marinara sauce in their library or ingredients. I use an organic marinara. So I simply pull out my marinara jar and create a listing for this -- the information Mastercook needs can be found on the side of the jar (nutrition information).

Then, whenever I add a recipe that includes this ingredient, it will pull this information out of the database for me so I have up-to-date nutrition information for each recipe.

Mastercook is a wonderful way to keep your recipes organized too.

I also print my recipes up and store them in a handy-dandy homemade recipe binder.

Hope this helps. Click the link below to learn more about how I use Mastercook to organize my recipes, nab the nutrition information, and more. :)


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Online nutritional facts
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I use a tool called the recipe calculator on the sparkpeople website. It's free and you will get the breakdown per serving.

Hope this helps!

Renata

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Website Recommendation
by: Molly

There is an amazing website called NutritionData.com which allows you to create your own recipes, including custom ingredients, portion sizes, measurements and cooking instructions, and then it figures the nutritional counts out for you. It is indispensable!

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