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.?
Saint Louis Park, MN
- 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: Per 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. :)