Use the Category tab to group nutritious recipes together. That way, you can quickly search for "Low-Fat" dishes.

Nutrition: Recipe Module

If you have the optional Nutrition Module, you will need to enter additional information in a few places in the Recipe Section.  This is a quick overview of the information needed.

1.       On the Ingredient Tab, it will show the first Nutricode that you listed in the Inventory section.  If this is the code you want, then go to step two.  If you wish to select another code that you entered for this item, click the  button in the Nutrcode field.  CostGuard will show the other codes you entered.  Use your cursor to highlight the one you want, and click select. 

Because cooking affects nutritional values, you may wish to enter multiple nutrient codes for ingredients.  Using carrots as an example, you would need a raw code for vegetable trays and salads, and a cooked code when you serve carrots as a side dish or as an ingredient in soups.  Choose the code that best fits the recipe and the final product.  If you did not create the Nutrient codes in Inventory, or the code is not correct, click here for more information.

2.       For an accurate label, make sure that a Nutrient code appears for all ingredients.

If the ingredient is another recipe, use the Recipe Tree function to check that the nutrient codes and a label are present for those recipes.  You can also check for Nutrient codes by running a nutrition report.  For more information on creating reports, click here.

3.       In the Category Tab, if you wish, create Categories such as “low-fat” or “low sodium.” 

After the label is generated, go back to Categories and add the Nutritional descriptions if the recipe meets the requirements.

4.       In the Method Tab, after CostGuard generates the label, click    to insert the Nutrition Label within the Method Section.  While you cannot edit the Label in this section, it will appear anytime you print the recipe.


The next section of this tutorial explains the Nutrition Tab.  Click here to continue.