Best calorie and nutrition recipe calculator

Serving analysis for one chocolate chip cookie

Serving analysis for one chocolate chip cookie using caloriecount.about.com’s recipe analyzer

I count calories to manage my weight. It can be hard to estimate the calories in home recipes. Yet home recipes are usually healthier than processed food.

I’ve tried and abandoned many recipe calculators because they are so cumbersome to use. You have to look up the food, you have to adjust for the unit of measure, and often you must enter each food one at a time. These applications “click you” to death!

I am so excited to find the recipe analyzer at VeryWell.com. This tool is amazing. You just type in the recipe using numbers and quantities and names you are familiar with, just like this:

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
12 oz chocolate chips

Try it yourself. Go to the link and copy and paste the recipe for chocolate chip cookies above. Enter servings: 48. It will recognize the ingredients, provide a link to each individual ingredient, and then a nutritional analysis per serving. (image shown above).

You don’t have to be a member of caloriecount to use the tool. But membership is free, and if you create a membership, you can save your recipes, use them in a daily tracking tool, and share them with others.

If anyone finds an easier way to analyze a recipe, post below.

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14 responses to “Best calorie and nutrition recipe calculator

  1. Thank you! This is by far the best one I’ve ever tried!

  2. I Love using this tool! Love your post.

  3. Question? How did you copy your Nutrition Facts Label to your post?

  4. Victor Michael from the usvi

    Good day, i am about to start a small business making granola can you give me a tip on how to make my nutritionl label ?

  5. Thanks Brian, my fitness pal was driving me nuts.

  6. Hi. I found an easier way to analyze a recipe 🙂
    Here http://happyforks.com/analyzer is this tool that I’m using to check nutritional values of recipes from blogs and here http://imgur.com/0EF2tI2 is a Nutrition Facts label of your ingredients downloaded from this website.

    • Happyforks.com/analyzer is amazing! I’ve tried the others and was frustrated with ingredients either missing or the measurements not being accurate. Happyforks is much more user friendly and the couple recipes I ran through it were more accurate than the other analzyer’s I tried plus it gives you a nutrition breakdown that is indepth. Very pleased with it and would recommend it above and beyond the other analyzers. Thanks m&m for the suggestion!

  7. Pingback: Recipe Calorie And Carb Calculator - Food Recipe

  8. Thank you for taking the time to share this link, truly amazing.

  9. This site is awesome but is shutting down in March 2017. Any suggestions of other good tools like this?

  10. calorie count will no longer be available as of March 15 2017. If anyone knows of a website that analyzes recipes as calorie count does, please post it because the other websites are so cumbersome!

  11. CalarieCount is closing down! I am going to try some of the sites listed above, but what are your thoughts on the next best analyzer?

  12. Unfortunately I found the results unreliable. For example the list of calories shown did not add up to the same result as the calories per serving that they were giving me. And when I checked the results individually against nutrition databases, my results also varied widely.

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