When you begin tracking your macros, it's probably best to start simple. An apple, for example, is pretty easy to weigh and log. Eating 4 oz of grilled chicken breast and 1 cup of broccoli is also easy to measure and log.
However, sometimes we want a little variety and a complicated recipe is calling our name! Well, maybe the recipe isn't complicated, but it has several ingredients and becomes overwhelming in the world of tracking.
Remeber, it's always best to weight ingredients as ounces and grams rather than cups and tablespoons!
So, let's say you have a recipe for a casserole dish. Begin by weighing your individual items (one head of cauliflower after you've chopped it, for example) or scanning the barcode (pre-bagged cauliflower rice). Enter the weight into MFP or whatever app you are using in either grams or ounces.
If your recipe calls for a type of meat, and you can cook it separately, then I prefer to cook and then weigh, rather than weighing it raw.
Before you place your ingredients into the casserole dish, weigh the dish by itself. Then, hit the tare button to clear it. Add all ingredients into the the dish and get your accurate weight. Enter this number (in grams) into your app. For example, let's say your entire contents within the casserole dish (not the dish itself) is 1,761 grams. ENTER THIS NUMBER AS 1 SERVING.
Now, when you go to serve yourself, weigh your plate, tare it, then scoop out the number of grams you wish to eat. Was-lah! That's it!