Healthier Recipes

Many resources are available to help you find ways to incorporate nutritious recipes into your diet. Check out these valuable resources that will help you answer the question – What’s Your Step? Here are a few of our favorites:

recipe01Sample Menus for a 2,000 Calorie Diet – This 7-day menu offers options for food groups and nutrient intakes that can be worked into a weekly menu. During the course of the week, this menu gives the recommended amounts of key nutrients and foods from each food group. The menus feature a large number of different foods to inspire ideas for adding variety to food choices.

recipe02Healthy Eating from Food Network – Food Network is a well known resource for recipes. Their website includes special features for healthy recipes, and they even list foods with 100 calories. They also offer a newsletter and they’ll send you recipes – from healthy to indulgent – daily.

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How to Eat Healthy At Every Meal
 – PureWow offers healthy recipes in categories such as: Healthy Dinners in 40 Minutes or Less, 10 Snacks Under 250 Calories, and Nutritious Weeknight Dinner Recipes.

recipe04Sample Menus for Eating On a Budget – Recipes included have been reviewed by nutrition professionals using specific cost and nutrition information. Recipes are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

recipe05What’s Cooking – this great resource from the USDA features virtual cookbooks with hundreds of recipes, recipe tools, and even the ability to search recipes focusing on a specific nutrient theme.