Enter or edit measures for a recipe

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When you create a recipe, by default its measure is grams. You can make more measures available for the recipe on its Measures tab. Here, you can add custom measures (such as slice) or import the measures from another similar item. If this recipe is a liquid, you can also enable volume measures (such as mL and L).

To add a custom measure

  1. Open the recipe.
  2. On the Measures tab, enter the name for the custom measure.
  3. Enter the corresponding weight for that measure.
  4. Optional: To make this measure the default, select the Default measure checkbox. 
  5. Optional: Enter a description for the measure.
  6. Optional: Add another measure using these steps.
  7. Click Save.

Now, when you enter this recipe into another recipe, meal plan or food record, its custom measures are listed for you to select from. If you mark a measure as the Default measure it will display as the first quantity option to select from. 

To import measures from a similar item

  1. Open the recipe.
  2. On the Measures tab, click Copy measures.
  3. Search for and select a similar item.
  4. Click Save.

Now, when you enter this recipe into another recipe, meal plan or food record, the imported measures are listed for you to select from.

To enable volume measure for liquids

To provide volume measures for a liquid recipe, such as millilitres and litres, you need to provide specific gravity information (volume conversion factor)—that is, how much does a particular volume of the liquid recipe weigh?

  1. On the Measures tab, in the Volume boxes, enter a number of millilitres (mL) and a corresponding number of grams (g).
  2. Optional: Select the Liquid checkbox. 
  3. Click Save.

Now, when you enter this recipe into another recipe, meal plan or food record, the volume measures are listed for you to select from.

Tips

  • To delete a custom measure, on the measure row, click  Delete, then Confirm.
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