Author Topic: ISO App or Spreadsheet that calculates recipe cost  (Read 712 times)

PennyZ

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ISO App or Spreadsheet that calculates recipe cost
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:01:20 PM »
Hello.  New to this 'mustache' thing and frankly, not very far along in the journey.  None the less, here I am!

I am in search of an app or spreadsheet or calculator (for free if possible!) where one can enter the ingredients of a recipe, quantities, cost of each ingredient and have it calculate the cost per serving.  One of the MMM posts (sorry, I forget which one it was) talks about spending $1 per person per meal and I'm trying to see how some of my fave recipes stack up cost wise.

My dream-spreadsheet would let me create a database of ingredients and the cost of those for the places I shop and ideally, the recipe calculator would automatically grab that data every time I start a new recipe.

If it also calculated calories per dollar spent, that would be an added bonus!

I started creating my own excel spreadsheet but quickly came to realize that I was in over my head (in case you haven't guessed, I DO NOT work in the tech industry!)  I would be surprised if such a thing didn't already exist I tried to search this forum but for some reason the search function was not working properly for me.  If my unicorn app or spreadsheet exists somewhere here, I apologize and humbly ask that you point me the right direction.

Regards,
PZ

P.S.  I have Googled this, everything I have found that is downloadable seems well, sketchy. :-(
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 09:48:09 PM by PennyZ »

Just Joe

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Re: ISO App or Spreadsheet that calculates recipe cost
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 01:40:39 PM »
Search for "recipe cost template" on Google. Tons there.

If you need a free Spreadsheet program download and install LibreOffice. Linux, Mac or Windows.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice

https://www.libreoffice.org

There is also a portable version for thumb drives.

https://portableapps.com/apps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PortableApps.com

APowers

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Re: ISO App or Spreadsheet that calculates recipe cost
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 07:52:58 AM »
I don't have an app or spreadsheet, I just do it in my head as a fun mental exercise while I'm cooking or eating dinner.

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Re: ISO App or Spreadsheet that calculates recipe cost
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 12:34:00 PM »
I've been using https://www.cookkeepbook.com


It is eyeopening to calculate costs of meals.  We are nowhere near $1 meal...