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Duplicate a recipe oimachi — Apr 20, 2017 08:04AM PDT


Im loving myfitnesspal so far, but I find a lot of redundancy in creating recipes. Why is there no way to duplicate a recipe and make changes (for example I want a veggie chili recipe and a meat chili recipe why cant i make one and then duplicate it and add meat)? Or to open a recipe to change it (sometimes recipes evolve by an ingredient or two). Also, it would be helpful to have a personal "pantry". The database is so large, that every time I want to add "diced onions" or "minced garlic" I have to search and wade through all the options - if I could just have something easy to click on for ingredients that I use constantly (and that are almost always the same serving size), it would make it so much easier - I feel like the "frequent" tab is supposed to be this, but it is no different than "recent" tab. Also, it should be available in the recipe creating section.

I feel like this app is useful and helpful, but its just missing this basic functionality that would really make it awesome. Even if it was only available on desktop. Just so that the options are there. Is this ever going to happen?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Apr 20, 2017 11:45AM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question.

It’s currently not possible to directly use an existing recipe as an item in a new recipe. We’re definitely considering this for a future update.

In the meantime, here is a workaround. At the moment this workaround is only possible in our “classic” recipe editor on our website (log in using a web browser to , click “Food” then “Recipes” then “Enter New Recipe” (under the heading “Old Recipe Calculator”).

Once you have created a recipe and logged it to a day on your diary, you save that single serving of the recipe as a Meal. Instructions for creating Meals are located here.

This serving of your recipe can now be used as an ingredient in later recipes. Simply search for it by name when looking for a recipe ingredient, choose the correct number of servings, and you’ll have access to the recipe as an ingredient anytime you want it.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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