I am not a certified nutritionist in any way. I am just a recipe creator and food photographer and I do my best to figure out nutrition info for any recipe I create on this page. I use sites like MyFitnesspal and Crononmeter to figure out nutrition info and smart points with the WW app. If you are counting calories or following the WW program it is best to have both of these tools if you make any recipe that you find online.
Calculating the exact serving size for recipes can be time consuming and can dirty a lot of dishes in the kitchen. I have well over 1,000 recipes on my site and it is hard to list the serving size for each recipe. When I get a question about serving size on a recipe that I made way back in 2012, I feel bad because I don’t remember and then I add that to my list of recipes to make to figure that. Most of the recipes on my blog prior to 2016 do not list any serving sizes.
There are multiple free sites online that you can figure out nutrition info for a recipe for and even the number of servings. If you find a recipe that doesn’t list nutrition info please do your best to figure this out using one of the sites above. For smart points, I use Weight Watchers recipe app. If you make a recipe from any site online, it is always best to save that recipe just incase you make it again.
Divide Recipe Into Servings
The number of servings the recipe makes will be listed in the recipe card on my page.
It is best to have a food scale so you can weigh dishes out, but I don’t even do this sometimes. After I’m completely done taking pictures and videos for my recipe, I’ll get out a large enough bowl that I know will be big enough for the soup or pasta. I’ll take out a measuring cup and start counting out how many servings are in the recipe, then I transfer that to the bowl instead of dirtying up a lot of dishes.
Sometimes you might want more than a cup of pasta and this is when figuring out EXACT serving amounts gets rather tricky. You might want 1 cup and 1/2 of something that you make and that is why it is just best for you to have an account at either one of the sites I listed above to figure out nutrition info. YOU CAN be the boss of your own serving sizes. Most of the time recipes you find online can be estimates or the blogger did take the time to figure this out.
Sugar-Free and Fat-Free products
I try not to use any sugar-free products in my recipes because they make me sick and give me a lot of stomach issues. If you want to use sugar-free this or fat-free that go ahead and use those as substitutes. I’m not stopping you.