SimpleDailyRecipes.com and I, Jill McKeever, are here to help you cook simple meals for your family. I am not a professional dietician, nor do I work with any branch of the medical field. Many folks have asked me to analyze the nutritional benefits of some of the recipes here on SimpleDailyRecipes.com (SDR) and I have done so with the help of one particular source (NutritionData.com).
From the about page on Nutrition Data:
The information in Nutrition Data's database comes from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food's Nutrition Facts page. In addition to food composition data, Nutrition Data also provides a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and interpret that data. These interpretations represent Nutrition Data's opinion and are based on calculations derived from Daily Reference Values (DRVs), Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs), published research, and recommendations of the FDA.
To have a recipe analyzed, I painstakingly type in each ingredient to have it pulled from their database and entered into a recipe file. Then, I enter the measurement of each ingredient and submit the recipe into the software. The software comes back with a lengthly page of more information than most eaters care to understand. From there, I read through ALL the data and transcribe the calories, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals to the recipe posted here on SDR.
If you're an eater that is diabetic, gluten-free, or dieting under special conditions, talk to your medical contact if you have questions about a eating a recipe(s) published on SDR.