What’s for dinner tonight? Check out this recipe database within MyNetDiary for healthier, more compelling cooking at home

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Joanna Kriehn
Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Finding healthy recipes just got easier! MyNetDiary’s Recipe Database makes finding new recipes to fit your dietary preferences quick and effortless. Read on to learn more about this feature and three more ways MyNetDiary has you covered when it comes to cooking at home.

Recipe database

Not sure what to prepare for dinner? Check out the Recipe Database

MyNetDiary provides hundreds of Premium recipes, carefully crafted by our registered dietitians. Or, if you know the recipe you want to cook, you can enter it into MyNetDiary yourself or import it with the Recipe Import tool.

What if you don't know a good recipe to fit your diet and calories, your macro goals, or your taste preferences? Sure, you can try searching the web. There are many popular recipe websites, but finding exactly what matches your needs may require a lot of searching, browsing, and nutrient calculations. That's a lot of work and a lot of time.

The MyNetDairy Recipe Database is the cooking companion you want in your kitchen. With access to over 370,000 recipes, you’ll find enough eat-in inspiration to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

For example, powerful filters for macronutrient ranges help identify recipes if you require specific macros, such as keto, low-carb, low-fat, or high-protein. And it’s just as easy to find recipes based on meal type and cuisine.

Find delicious-meets-healthy recipes

From the app: Go to the Me tab, then tap Recipe Database (see below).

The MyNetDiary Recipe Database becomes more customized with its robust filter function

Counting calories and need a low-calorie food that also contains some protein? The filter feature is this precise!

Or suppose you are following a low-carb diet. You can search for low-carb recipes that meet all kinds of criteria. For example, you want an entree recipe that is less than 400 calories, 10g of carbohydrate per serving, and gluten-free. You enter these parameters into the filter function, and voila! You have a list of recipes from which to choose. Save the recipes under My Foods and make them a “favorite” to retrieve them easily for tracking.

Stay on track with your weight-loss goals by preparing recipes based on macros

MyNetDiary’s premium membership allows you to customize your macros based on your diet plan, and Recipe Database enables you to find recipes quickly that meet these parameters. MyNetDiary uses 45% carbohydrate, 20% protein, and 35% fat as the default recommended macros for weight loss. For a 1,400-calorie diet plan, this translates to 158g of carbs/day, 70g of protein/day, and 54g of fat/day. Yet, a multitude of different eating plans are considered healthy and also contain different proportions of macronutrients.

To learn more about macros and what they have to do with weight loss, tap here.

Additional ways to filter the Recipe Database to find recipes that fit your preferences

Meal type

Use this filter to find recipes for specific meals, such as breakfast or snacks.

Dietary preferences

There are 12 different preferences, including dairy-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free recipes. Let’s say you want to deliver a home-cooked meal to a friend. You know she is a vegetarian who includes dairy in her diet. Set filters by main course + lacto vegetarian, and you’ll see a host of ideas.


Are you in the mood to prepare an Indian dish or some Vietnamese spring rolls? Simply filter by the type of cuisine and scroll through the options.

Save recipes in the MyNetDiary app

After you’ve decided on a recipe, just tap Save to My Foods, give your recipe a unique name, and select a fitting icon. The chosen recipe is now saved inside your personal recipe folder in the MyNetDiary app. Review your recipe to make sure it includes accurate ingredients and quantities for a correct recipe analysis. To change ingredients or portions, simply edit the recipe, and the nutrition values will recalculate.

More accurate tracking

Once you prepare the new recipe you have selected, you can easily log it to a meal on your dashboard. Plus, MyNetDiary’s extensive nutrient database allows you to track additional vitamins and minerals not available in the original recipe source.

Other ways to create recipes in MyNetDiary

If you love cooking from scratch, you’ll want to make sure you are getting the most out of recipe entry and tracking with MyNetDiary. Now that you know more about this Recipe Database let's review our other top recipe sources.

Premium recipes
Choose from hundreds of dietitian-approved recipes, including Mediterranean, low-carb, and high-fiber dishes. Filter your search by meal, cooking style, course, main ingredient, exclusions (like common allergens), diet type, and seasonal recommendations. Just look for the chef’s hat icon to access this feature.

Custom recipe entry
Do you have a family recipe that you’d like to see from a nutrition perspective? Recipe entry is quick and easy, just open the My Foods screen, go to the Recipes tab and follow the steps by tapping on Create New Recipe. For the most accurate nutrient information, select your recipe ingredients from the Staple foods feature whenever possible. Finally, make sure to include the total number of servings for your recipe.

Recipe import
MyNetDiary makes it seamless to import recipes from the web. Look for the cook book icon with a chef hat on the cover, and follow the steps by tapping on Import Web Recipe. MyNetDiary imports recipe ingredients and directions directly into your personal account as you wish. You can then make changes and save the recipe as your own for easy and accurate tracking.

Happy Cooking!

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Jun 10, 2024
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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