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 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


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