I cannot guarantee that the nutrition labels are 100% accurate. Your one-pound package of ground beef might be slightly less or slightly more than a pound. You might drain and rinse your canned beans. You get the idea. There’s a lot of variability in cooking. No two heads of broccoli are exactly the same.
That said, the nutrition labels are just a starting point. Take into account your own health goals and the advice of your doctor (and not some random dude on the web, no matter how many forks he has) when deciding what to eat and how much to eat. If you are on a low-fat or low-sodium diet, you can often tweak recipes to make them a bit more healthy for you.
A few things to note:
- The values come from Spoonacular, and yes, I pay for this service.
- The values are derived from the ingredients in the ingredient list. If I mention other optional ingredients or substitutions, they are not reflected in the nutritional values.
- The values are based on the regular version of any ingredients, i.e., whole milk instead of 2% milk, regular mayonnaise instead of low-fat, and regular pasta sauce instead of low-sodium pasta sauce.
- If you need help understanding how nutrition labels work, the FDA has a handy guide.
- The serving size is guesswork on my part. Sometimes it’s amazingly accurate guesswork, but it’s guesswork nonetheless.
- The nutritional values are based on the total amount of ingredients divided by the number of servings.