Recipe and Meal Ideas

Cooking at home allows you to control the ingredients and portion sizes your family consumes.  This is important to help you stay healthy by maintaining your weight and reducing risk of health problems suchs as diabetes and heart disease. 

Cooking meals at home also saves money, and can create an opportunity to teach your family members about healthy eating. 

It may seem overwhelming at first to know where to start.  Try to commit to cooking one healthy meal at home each week and build up from there. Healthy eating doesn't mean you have to change all your habits at once. Small changes can lead to building lifelong healthy habits. 

Here are some recipes to help inspire your meal planning:
Light and Creamy Pork Chops
Greek Frittata
Spiced Grapes
Lemon Strawberries with Cream
Pasta with Pine Nuts and Parmesan Cheese
Tasty Tuna Salad
Ziti with Broccoli and White Beans
Red Wine Poached Chicken
Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges

 

Recipe and Meal Planning Resources:

allrecipes.com Healthy recipe collection 

chefmd.com Nutrition info and recipes by doctor/chef

cookingforyourlife.org Recipes and cooking tips for those affected by cancer
 
diabetes.org/recipes Recipes for diabetes

dlife.com Diabetes menus, tracking and information
 
doctoryum.org "Meal-o-Matic" to design personalized meals
 
eatingwell.com Healthy recipe collection

eatright.org Healthy nutrition info from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Farmer's Market Meals Cookbook Seasonal Recipes from the Boulder County Farmer's Market; guide to buying, storing and cooking produce

foodforhealth.kaiserpermanente.org Healthy, seasonal recipe blog 

fruitsandveggiesmorematters.orgRecipes to help increase fruit and veggie intake

kp.org/nutrition Nutrition info, tools and recipes