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Hello, I've been looking around the net for software, or a spreadsheet which would ease the workload when I am calculating the nutritional values for my recipes.

I've got a 6 course dinner coming up for 7 guests and they would like to know the values of each dish. I usually don't do these calculations and I'm pressed for time.

 

Is there some sort of program out there that automatically calculates the calories, carbs, lipids and proteins for mixed ingredient recipes?

 

Thank you,

LV

post #2 of 7

My only suggestion would be to contact the dietitian or nutritionist at a local hospital or senior care facility. I don't know of any other place that would have that information. 

     I am curious to know why they expect you to provide such details. It seems a rather unusual and over reaching request. 

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Originally Posted by Luis de Vence View Post

Hello, I've been looking around the net for software, or a spreadsheet which would ease the workload when I am calculating the nutritional values for my recipes.
I've got a 6 course dinner coming up for 7 guests and they would like to know the values of each dish. I usually don't do these calculations and I'm pressed for time.

Is there some sort of program out there that automatically calculates the calories, carbs, lipids and proteins for mixed ingredient recipes?

Thank you,
LV

Welcome to ChefTalk, Lv.

I used Mastercook for years. Key in the ingredients and serving amount, and you will see a read out.
post #4 of 7

SparkPeople.com Recipe Calculator, NutritionData.com, dailyplate.com there are tons to look at if you do not have a paid and downloaded program available. 

post #5 of 7

Why are they asking for this?  I would make sure that if you decide to give them this information that you also provide a disclaimer that the nutritional information you are giving them is only estimated as you do not have a registered dietician at your disposal nor has the food been tested by a lab to verify the accuracy of stated nutritional information.

 

I have used both Sparkpeople and Mastercook for nutritional information, but I find them both to vary wildly sometimes so I would be concerned using those tools if this is something that could be held against me.

post #6 of 7

Sounds like a dinner for the cardiac icu.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the information

My client is an old culinary school instructor and 6 of his associates. Maybe he's just being picky, pretentious. I don't know.

Pete, thank you for that feedback. I never realized that. There are already a few things that are overlooked down here in the Wild Wild South. I'll be sure to let my client know that the values are estimates.

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