Highlight a recipe in the Recipes module and click the EDIT button on the ribbon.
This feature (balancing for life stage) is coming in the next update. So you could make a batch for all the adult dogs in your family and just feed them different amounts; the program will tell you exactly how much to feed. However, if you have, for example, 2 puppies, 2 adults, and 1 lactating female, then you would make 3 batches. We will not have an option to make pet food for "all life stages", as this is very imprecise.
There is a workaround with the current version.
In this example I am assuming that you are making a batch for 3 adult dogs. Just choose any dog and balance a recipe precisely for that dog. Once that is done, run either of these two reports:
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Make sure that the life stage of either of the reports is set to "Adult Maintenance."
If the report says the recipe is balanced then you can feed this recipe to any adult dog. You just have to adjust the amount for each dog (to meet their caloric requirement).
If the report says the recipe is not balanced, then you have to keep modifying this recipe (in the Recipe Balancer) and running the recipe through the report until it is balanced. Note that this may mean the recipe becomes unbalanced for the exact dog that is attached to the recipe, but that is okay. Because you are balancing a recipe for a life stage, it will never be precisely optimal for an individual dog. The advantage is that food preparation is much easier.
Next, run the Batch report to get exact measurements for your batch and the exact amount to feed to each dog:
Unfortunately you cannot get the original recipe back. Please use the COPY button on the ribbon in the Recipes module to copy a recipe and modify the copy.
Go to the Pets module. Highlight and edit your pet. Press SAVE on the ribbon. Press it again.
Now go to the Recipes module and you should be able to add your pet.
They are both the exact same product however the "separable lean and fat" includes the nutrient values for the 1/8" fat trim around the steak, while the "separable lean" does not include the nutrient values for the 1/8" fat trim. Some people prefer to cut off all of the fat trim before eating, while other people leave it on because they like the taste of fat. So there are two sets of values for both people. Same product.
You would expect that the nutrient value for the product that includes the fat will have a higher total fat value as well as a higher total calories value, and this is true.
When the ingredient title contains the word 'cooked', this means that the nutrient values are based on the cooked weight or volume. In this example you would measure the 1.5 cups after the frozen spinach has been cooked in boiling water without salt and then the water is drained. If the ingredient title contains the word 'raw', then you would simply measure out the uncooked amount of the ingredient.