Administrator - Recipe Ingredient Swap

The process of swapping out recipe ingredients for similar recipe ingredients is quick, easy, and intuitive! Through built in logic, when a menu planner decides to change a recipe ingredient for another one, instead of deleting the ingredient and re-adding a new one, they can choose to [Swap Ingredient] and the system will suggest other items from the item database that are similar to the item being swapped out. The alternate ingredients suggested will display as a ranked list of items from the item database based on an equivalence factor to the selected Ingredient (how similar each item is to the selected item).  Once the desired item is selected from that ranked list, the recipe quantity for the new ingredient can be entered and the process will delete the original Ingredient and add the new Ingredient.


Follow the instructions below to swap out an ingredient in any recipe for another one: 

  1. From your recipes database, click on the recipe you'd like to swap an ingredient in 
  2. Click on the Ingredients & Directions tab 
  3. Click the three dots icon on the right hand side of the ingredient you'd like to swap for a different ingredient. From the menu, choose [Swap Ingredient] to open a window displaying all equivalent ingredient options 
  4. Scroll through the list of equivalent items from the item database and when you have found the item you'd like to swap this ingredient for, click on it then click [Next]  
  5. Compare the original ingredient to the new ingredient. Displayed for the old and new ingredient will be the weight, measure, calories, saturated fat, sodium, carbohydrates, and meal components for a single serving 
  6. If you need to adjust the weight and/or measure of the new ingredient, enter the desired amount into the open field. Click the refresh button to see updated nutrition and components information for the new ingredient 
  7. Click the [Swap] button when ready to to swap out the ingredient 
  8. When asked to confirm the ingredient swap, click the [Swap] button 
  9. Click to [Save] the changes to the recipe or select [Save & Close] to save the changes to the recipe and return to the recipe database 
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