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Old 03-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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How to determin carb count in recipe?

I know this has probably been asked but I was wondering just how do you figure the carb count per serving when you are using just a few ingredients? For example: one item has total 8 carbs (1 per ser.) one has less then 1 per serving..total 16 and the last is 2 per serving (4 serving for 8 total).

It's hard to figure just how many serving you will end up with so not sure if you just total up all the carbs in each and then try to figure how many serving and divide? I know...probably a dumb question but don't want to end up messing up and it can get kind of confusing when one item has 16 serving another 8 and so on.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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Total up ALL the carbs in the recipe then divide by the number of servings you are planning on getting.
You'll notice a lot of people just put in the grand total and don't put in how many servings, so people can decide for themselves how big a serving they want
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I use an app where I can create recipes by entering each ingredient and then define the number of serving sizes based on either what the recipe calls for or my own guess. The app ithen calculates the carbs per serving. Easy as low carb pie!
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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Thank you Dottie, I kind of thought it was like that.

Hmmmm, LindaSL, where do you find this App????? Sounds like something I might want to try.
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I use daily plate (in my signature) and on the computer I like MasterCook (software)so I can save the recipes and calculate everything
MasterCook is fairly cheap, you can get the older versions for under $10 at wal-mart and other stores
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I use daily plate (in my signature) and on the computer I like MasterCook (software)so I can save the recipes and calculate everything
MasterCook is fairly cheap, you can get the older versions for under $10 at wal-mart and other stores
Dottie, is MasterCook fairly easy to learn?
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They're up to version 14.
I prefer version 7, but windows 7 and above are not compatible, so IMO version 11 is the easiest newer one to learn.
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They're up to version 14.
I prefer version 7, but windows 7 and above are not compatible, so IMO version 11 is the easiest newer one to learn.
Thanks, Dottie...I have windows 7, also.
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I know there's a way to tweak the newer versions, but I'm not techie enough to do it
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Sorry JeanineH, I'm pretty sure the forum rules don't allow me to identify this particular app. But there are numerous apps for this sort of thing, and many are free. I use mine to track all the food I eat so I can keep within my carb and calorie limits. An absolute godsend for me.
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