Friday, June 27, 2008

Eats and Treats

I'm trying to post my food in Sparks again this week. They have some neat new features, such as adding extra meals, copying a meal from another day, and exporting your report to excel. They also still have all of the great tools I remember, such as my 'favourites' list, where I added many of my favourite foods or specific items we buy that are not on the general list, such as my PC foods from Superstore.
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Deborah said...

I love using SparkPeople.

I read a blog and someone was complaining that an item showed more calories in the SP list than the container the person had. I've found that some too but when that happens I just input a food that isn't on the list and it is automatically on my favorites list and tah-dah, it's there the next time I need it.

Candace MacPherson said...

Sparks is using generic information or specific product information. I agree - a few calories in discrepancies here and there isn't going to make a big difference. I enter my own foods all the time - being from a different country, a lot of our selections are different. No Trader Joe's, Fiber Fist, etc. Most of what we have is the 'Canadian' version. I also buy a lot of PC foods, of which none are on Sparks. Also, I have BSN Lean Dessert in for me - I didn't put them all in, even though the break-down is slightly different. One is enough, so it looks like I always have Cinnamon.

Colette said...

Candace the kids love the new recipes to be honest. Mostly I pick the menu's but at least once a week I let them pick something. A couple days ago Josh ( yes he is still ALIVE...LOL) wanted Taco's. Well thankfully Taco seasoning, 93% lean beef, FF cheddar cheese and FF refried beans are all core. So I used a Tortilla Factory 12 grams fiber wrap and made this huge beef and bean burrito with ff cheese and chopped onions inside. Then I poured Enchlada sauce ( also core) on top and added some more FF cheese and nuked it. Yummy gooey cheesy mexican dinner and it cost me 1 point!! kids loved there soft taco's so it was a win win situation!! Yeah I just love core its so much easier to me...really!! Josh is fine and barely passed to 8th grade. I had a long talk with him about how this year grade wise will start the process where they look at your grades for scolarships and such. I think it went in one ear and out the other...LOL Time will tell!!!

Year 2 - May 28/08-Current