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04-03-2005, 10:37 AM
Hi all,

Maybe all of you can help me. I'm looking for a recipe calorie calculator. I'd like a free one online ;) but I'm willing to buy one if need be. Any suggestions? I've heard fitday is good but it just does food and I want to plan out calories in recipes like chili or spaghetti so I can plan a weekly menu. I used to use dietwatch but that was when it was free (years ago) and I loved it. YOu could input the ingredients (and customize them) and do whole recipes and store them on the computer.
Thanks for your help!!!


04-03-2005, 11:00 AM
I use Fitday to figure out the calories in recipes by entering all the ingredients; getting a total of calories, carbs, protein and fats; dividing by the number of servings; and then entering the values for a serving as a Custom Food. ;)

04-03-2005, 11:05 AM
I use here is what I do for recipes... I put in say 1c tomato sauce, 16oz ground meat, and all the rest of the ingredients in my recipe into fitday... at the end this will give me a grand total for the recipe... I do this in a new page let's say the next day of the calendar in fitday... then I customize it give it a name *Ilene's Chili* , customize it into 8 portions, with all the key amounts of the calories, protein, carbs and fats grams of the grand totals you previously had... Does this make sense?? :lol:
Hope it does, just ask questions if it doesn't...

04-03-2005, 11:07 AM
:wave: Ilene! Great minds think alike, eh chickie? :D :D :D

04-03-2005, 02:40 PM
There is a great cookbook program called Mastercook that calculates nutrition info for recipes. It's not very expensive, only $20 or so. It's very popular with the Cooking Light bulletin board crowd.

04-03-2005, 02:42 PM
Hey Meg :wave: we posted at almost the same time... I hadn't seen your post before mine ! :lol: Sorry for the repeat!

04-03-2005, 03:42 PM
I use fitday the same way that Ilene does. Recently, though, someone suggested I check out It has most of the same tools as fitday but it actually let's you customize a recipe, specify the number of servings, and then it does the math for you. I like it a lot. And, like fitday, it has a "free" mode.

05-13-2005, 03:06 PM
I found this one...
It's a little plain, but works great and is free :)

Good Luck!