Ethnic Cooking

American Indian and Alaska Native People: Treat Your Heart To A Healthy Celebration!

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides heart disease prevention guidance and tips for making heart healthy food choices.


Cultural and Ethnic Food and Nutrition Education Materials: A Resource List for Educators (PDF | 217 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

This extensive resource list provides both background information and practical resources for various ethnic/cultural groups.


Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Provides access to a bilingual (Spanish and English) cookbook containing 23 traditional Latino recipes reduced in fat, cholesterol, and sodium that still taste delicious. Also in PDF|2.8 MB.


Potluck dinner The Great American Potluck by the American People

Library of Congress.

Recipes and their stories, collected from 2002 - 2006, are posted for the sole purpose of illustrating the American immigration experience. Recipes have not been tested with regard to nutritional value, health, safety, taste, accuracy, completeness, or reliability.


Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style - With Every Heartbeat is Life Cover Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style - With Every Heartbeat is Life

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Links to recipe book ordering information which includes many African American favorite recipes, prepared in a heart-healthy way to be lower in fat, especially saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Also available in PDF | 3.35 MB.


A River of Recipes: Native American Recipes Using Commodity Foods (PDF | 3.5 MB)

USDA. FNS. Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

A collection of Native American Recipes from tribes across North America provide new and different ways to prepare USDA commodities, in addition to traditional recipes.


Tip Sheet: Eating Healthy Ethnic Food

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Sample of healthy entrees from a variety of ethnic cusines.