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.