Cooking stew for your family this week? Pulled chicken in the slow cooker? Homemade chilli to last you a few days? If you’re following any sort of recipe and would like to save leftovers for future meals without measuring out identical portions, then this article is for you!
Follow these steps to learn how you can eat 100g of your chilli one evening, and chose to eat 230g the next day, using MyFitnessPal’s recipe tool.
Once you’ve gone through this process once or twice, it will seem like an easy task.
1. Once you've opened MyFitnessPal, go to “more”. Then select “Meals, Recipes, & Foods” 2. Select “Create a recipe”
3. Chose “enter ingredients manually” 4. Give your recipe a title and enter “1” under servings. Press the arrow in the top right of your screen to continue to the next step. 5. Select “add ingredient” and search for the foods you’ll be using in your recipe 6. Measure the food quantities individually and in the measurement under “number of servings”. In this example, I used 325g of beans total for my recipe. Repeat this process for every ingredient you’re using. A finished recipe could look something like the image above 7. Once you’ve added all of your ingredients and ensured that the nutritional information is right, select the arrow at the top right of the screen to move on. This should take you the “save recipe” page, where the nutritional information for your entire receipt should be displayed. Ensure that your servings are set to 1 for now. 8. After your creation is done cooking, weigh the finished product. Change the servings number from 1 to the weight of your total product. My chilli weighed 985g.The nutritional facts will change to be low numbers since they represent 1g of your recipe. Go to the bottom of the screen and press “save”. 9. When it’s time to eat a portion of your recipe, go to your “diary”, select “add food”, and chose “recipes” from the top menu bar.Your recipes will be displayed here. Select the recipe you’ll be eating, and after measuring out a portion, input how many grams it weighed. 10. 1 serving is equal to 1 gram of our recipe. As you can see above, I ate 230g of my chilli.Press the check mark at the top right of the screen, and you’re all set! I ate 230g out of 985g of chilli for lunch :)