Best Ways to Get Nutrition Information on Any Recipe
If you’ve looked at any of the recipes on here, you’ll notice I don’t put nutrition info. Mostly this is because I’m wary of putting anything that might not be 100% accurate and then have people come after me for it. There can be a lot of variation on some recipes simply because one or more of the ingredients is a “use however much you want” type of thing (my Next Level Grilled Cheese is a good example of that).
Why does calculating nutrition in food matter?
Food “macros” (macronutrients) seem to be hugely popular these days. A lot of the special diets have a particular focus on getting macros right. Typically, they’re focusing on 3 main things: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Different diets or eating plans may have different ratios of these things. A few of the more popular ones are keto, low-carb, and pretty much anything else promoting weight loss or muscle gain. Also, if you have any special health considerations, such as being a diabetic, you really might want to calculate the nutritional value of your food.
Can you get away with not calculating the nutrition values of everything you eat? Of course. I rarely do it myself for when I’m making my own food. I’ll admit, I do look at labels on any packaged foods I buy though.
How to Easily Get Nutrition Information on Any Recipe
I realize a lot of people out there trying to “eat healthier”, following a special diet or eating plan, or work towards a health goal that may involve food might need to know or at the very least, would appreciate an easy way to figure out nutrition for a particular recipe. So I’ve got 2 options below for you.
My friend Alex tipped me off to The Recipe Analyzer at VeryWellFit.com, which seemed like a pretty solid solution.
MyFitnessPal.com also has something similar with their nutrition calculator where you can add the ingredients and it will tell you the stats.