Nutritional recipe calculator and meal planning software for Mac
August 20, 2010 11:15 AM Subscribe
Seeking recommendations for recipe calculator, nutrition analysis, and meal planning software for Mac. Snowflakeness inside.
posted by fontophilic to food & drink (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've tried, and liked Spark People but I've grown to hate their, slow recipe calculator, and the fact that all of the recipes I enter aren't stored locally.
I've already purchased SousChef, which doesn't do nutritional info for general recipe organization. Love the website import feature.
I've got a trial version of MacGourmet with their Nutrition calculator plugin, which I like, but it's missing a few features I'd really like: auto-import from pdf or website, and a daily tally of nutritional info.
I'm trying to avoid some frankenstined solution, where MacGourmet calculates nutrition, then I enter it into SparkPeople, which tallies the week/daily totals. I also considered an excel spreadsheet calculator, but I'd like to have some stats on macronutrients as well, so that might mean manually entering 20+ figures per day. If I'm going to be paying $30-40, I'd like the program to do this for me. How do the pros do this?
I don't care at all about recipes, pre made foods, fast food, etc. Not really concerned with tracking what I eat on the go. Most of what this will be used for is calculating nutritional info for home cooked meals, and seeing how a daily and weekly menu looks, nutrition wise.
We're primarily a Mac household, but also have windows (7) and ubuntu dual boots if you've got a great program for those OS. No iPhones, but Android.