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servings in my recipes mlltaft — Jan 10, 2017 11:28AM PST

when i enter a recipe and then when I enter it into my diary it does not break it down to 1 serving. I noticed on my juice recipe instead of breaking it down into 1 serving, recipe called for 2 serving, it gave my the calories, protein content of whole recipe. Also I am unable to delete recipe or ingredient from recipe. When I hover my mouse over it does not give me the option to change it. Thanks

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 10, 2017 02:53PM PST


Because recipes list ingredients with various types of measurements (weight, volume, and so on) there is no way for the recipe editor to calculate how many servings of a particular size will result when the various items are combined.

If you’re not sure how many servings a recipe will produce, enter a best-guess number when you first create the recipe.

After the recipe is prepared, you can manually measure the number of servings that have been produced. Then, the recipe can be edited and the correct number of servings can be entered.

We would also recommend then putting in the actual serving amount in the title of the recipe to then remember how much each serving weighs.

To edit a recipe:

On the Web​ (Recipe Importer – English Only)

Click “Food” then “Recipes” Click on a recipe, then click “Edit Recipe” Use the “Add Ingredient” button to include new ingredients Hover the mouse over any existing ingredient to find buttons for “Edit Quantity,” “Replace,” and “Remove” Click “Save” or “Save & Log It” when you are done

To delete a recipe:

On the Web​
Click “Food” then “Recipes” then hover the mouse over the name of the recipe you wish to delete. Click the “Remove” button that appears, to the right of the recipe name.

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