How does the Tony’s Plate Calculator work?
The Tony’s Plate Calculator
works in a couple of different ways. If you care interesed in finding out nutrition information for a single food item, you can perform a Quick Search. Or, if you are more interested in finding out the nutrition information for a bunch of food items put together, like in a recipe or a meal or an entire days worth of food, you can build what we call a Recipe.
To perform a simple Quick Search, go to the Calculator
and enter the name of a food in the search field. When you find the item you want, enter a quantity and click the [Show Details] button to see the nutrition information for that one item.
But if you are interested in something more complicated, you can build a Recipe. A Recipe is a list of ingredients with each ingredient adding to the nutrition totals. You can then find out the nutrition for the whole Recipe or a portion. You can even use Recipes as ingredients for other Recipes. (For example, yesterday’s chili can go into tomorrow’s chili mac.)