Thursday, March 26, 2009

My new favorite tool

I'm sure you all are wondering how I have the time and patience to figure out the calories in everything I eat.

I'm wondering the same thing.

Aside from having the amazing self calculating spreadsheet that I created in all my consultant-ness a few weeks ago...I have...


I know, that's kind of a let down, isn't it? I use food lables when possible, but for the most part, I google. Want to know how many calories that honey wheat bagel is? No problem, if it's not name brand, simply google: calories honey wheat bagel.

There are a few sites that consistently pop up, calorie king, calorie counter, nutritional data...

But today I have found the most amazing thing. While researching my burn at the gym on the rowing machine and treadmill on, I came across an add for

I use them a lot, so I thought I'd skim around. While I haven't tested out this tool yet, you can use it to CALCULATE HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A RECIPE!!! AAAHHH

I love my volumetrics cook book, I really do, but I also love cooking in general. I love trying new recipes and experimenting with new oils and spices. Not all of these cookbooks and recipes have quite figured out that I need to know my caloric intake. requires basic log-in information, but it's free, and I love free things like I love my food: a lot.

By the way, you can also save these recipes. I'm in love with this new tool. I'm thinking I'm going to have to test it out either tonight or this weekend.

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