Writers - Cookbook Authors!
You may have heard of Ron Johnson's
wonderful site, NutritionData.com
but now it's even better.
Ever wonder what's the nutrient
breakdown in one of your own recipes?
Want to create your own food labels
for the recipes you use, or a
cookbook your writing perhaps?.
Start at the Nutrition
Data's Quick Start Guide:
Step-by-step explanation on how
to use this wonderful tool. The
Pantry is where we're headed though,
because this is where you can
I decided to analyze the Better-than-Sex
cake I made for Easter. It was
darn good. My husband called it
"The Almost Better than Sex
Cake," (that means he liked
I don't think I'd want to eat
this everyday now would I? Imagine
if you were writitng a cookbook
and wanted the nutritional breakdown?
What about a t-shirt with your
personal nutritional breakdown,
say 100% sugar, LOL. I can see
where this would be more than
just handy, it could also be a
lot of fun. Here's what Johnson
has to say:
example, that you want to self-publish
a cookbook on healthy Cajun
cooking. You just can't convince
people that your recipes are
healthy unless you include nutrient
information. But the time and
cost to tally up the nutrients
and typeset the Nutrition Facts
information is astronomical.
The Better Solution: Simply
enter the ingredients into ND's
Pantry, click one button to
get the nutritional analysis,
and then one more click to download
the final Nutrition Facts images.
It just couldn't be any easier!"
I couldn't agree more. Visit
and add up the tally for your
favorite recipes. Only then can
you really know what you're eating.
Become more aware of the real
breakdown, and more importantly
the per servings size. I read
a jello recipe the other day that
supposedly served 10. Oh, sure,
maybe in your house, but not mine.
If there are two of us, it'll
serve two, and if there's three,
it'll serve three. If there'll
be four or more I'll probably
double the recipe - sound familiar?
Hardly anyone actually splits
a recipe into as many servings
as the label say there are, so
be sure to double or triple those
numbers, if you track your nutrients.
Watch the labels on the low carb
foods you buy as well for suggested
servings size! If the box says
2 net carbs, but the serving size
is ridiculously small, you'll
end up eating far more. Watch
what you really eat to get the
real nutrition breakdown.
I use the Food
& Exercise Diary when
I do my one-week-a-month food
diary. That and other programs
I like are listed on my Tools:
Software for Weight Loss page.