How To: Create And Leverage Custom Recipes

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Are You Taking Advantage Of Custom Recipes?

Recent Cronometer research has indicated that up to 90% of our users aren’t taking advantage of our Custom Recipe functionality – 🤯.

If you’re among those users, we’re here to tell you why Custom Recipes are the way of your future! Read on to discover several hacks to make logging your meals into Cronometer easier than ever.

What's A Custom Recipe?

Custom Recipes allow you to save a combination of ingredients as one entry so you can log it to your diary in just a few taps. If you’re often eating the same thing, it’s time to create a recipe! Recipes are super handy for more complicated dinners like a casserole but also for simple things you tend to eat on a regular basis like a bagel with cream cheese and cucumbers. If you have a coffee with cream and sugar every morning, create a recipe so you only have to log the one entry.

How To Create A Custom Recipe

You can create a Custom Recipe from the Foods tab in either the mobile or web app. Check the user manual article for detailed instructions – click here for web or click here for mobile. 

Gold subscribers can also multi-select ingredients in their diary and create a recipe from that selection using the three dot menu in the top right corner of the diary page. 

Adding Recipes To Your Diary

Add the recipe to your diary the way you would any other food entry. Start adding a food and search the name of the recipe.

Once it’s been added to your diary, you can swipe right on mobile or right click on the web app to explode the recipe. This will create individual entries for each ingredient in the recipe with the correct measurements.

Why You Should Use Recipes

The biggest benefit is that it saves you time! You’ll no longer have to log each ingredient separately. Hot tip: if you take a vitamin cocktail every day, create a recipe with all of them included so you can add it in one fell swoop.

You’ll also be able to see the nutritional breakdown of the recipe as a whole and for a serving size so you’ll be better informed of what’s included in that meal.

Gold Users Create Recipes Faster

Create recipes in record speed with our Recipe Importer! Gold subscribers get access to a feature which allows you to create a Custom Recipe by copying and pasting a URL from your favourite recipe site.

Gold users also have the ability to multi-select items that are already added to their Diary and create a recipe from that selection. From your Diary screen, click the three dot menu in the upper right, select ‘multi-select’, choose all of the food entries you want included in the recipe, click the three dot menu again and select ‘create recipe from selection’. 

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