Healthy Ingredients

Healthy Cooking: Recipes

Healthy Cooking: Recipes and Tips for Eating Well

Are you well-versed in healthy eating and meal preparation or are you baffled about what healthy cooking really is? Our Healthy Cooking Web Guide shows you the best resources for revamping your pantry and putting all of that wholesome goodness to work. Learn to enjoy food on an entirely new level with healthy recipes that taste delicious. The healthier you eat, the healthier you’ll feel. Let this guide show you the difference healthy cooking can make. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Healthy Ingredients

The first step in healthy cooking is the use of healthy ingredients. This guide spells out the staples in every healthy cook’s kitchen and shows you how to make delicious meals that are consistently wholesome and nutritious.

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  • As you find links or recipes you like, bookmark them for easy access later on. Consider making a “Healthy Cooking” folder for bookmarks.
  • If you can’t make it to the grocery store once or twice a week to stock up on healthy ingredients like fresh veggies and legumes, purchase the low-sodium canned or frozen variety.

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Healthy Cooking Tips

With a little bit of know-how and the following healthy cooking tips, you can make virtually any recipe healthier. If your favorite dishes call for refined flour or loads of butter, these resources can help you find nutritious substitutions.

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  • In order for recipes to taste their best, you should use the freshest, most seasonable produce available. Try this convenient freshness guide to help you pick the best produce.
  • Keep this list of common ingredient substitutions in your kitchen drawer or recipe box. Many of the replacements for common ingredients are healthier options.

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Healthy Recipes

The sites below show you that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for nutrition. Get in the habit of cooking with healthy recipes, and your body (especially your taste buds) will thank you.

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  • If you’re looking for even more healthy recipe ideas, visit findingDulcinea’s Recipes Guide. Many ethnic cuisines, for example, have nutritious recipes worth browsing.

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Vegetarian Recipes

Even if you’re not inclined to pursue an entirely meat-free diet, you can still have fun with vegetarian recipes. Use these sites to find vegetarian recipes that are delicious and easy.

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  • The fact that it's a vegetarian recipe doesn’t necessarily make it healthier. A pasta recipe that calls for heavy cream sauce, for example, is not more nutritious just because it’s meat-free.

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Organic Food

This section offers strategies for bringing organic food into your kitchen and onto your plate. Learn how to recognize when something is truly organic, and how to grow organic produce yourself.

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  • Farmers’ markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) are great sources for organic food. CSAs let you buy a membership in a farm share. Each week, a box of fresh, local produce is delivered to a pickup point, or to your door.
  • Another source of community-supported agriculture is a co-op. Find out how they work, and whether there’s one near you, at the Coop Directory Service.

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