ChooseMyPlate Icon Commodity Food Fact Sheets & Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides nutrition information and recipes for commodity foods used in USDA Food Distribution Programs.

A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods (PDF | 4.17 MB)

USDA. FNS. Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

A collection of delicious recipes for preparing USDA Foods in a healthful way without sacrificing taste. Recipes are grouped as breakfast, breads, soups, side dishes, and main dishes.

DASH Recipes

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

Recipes from the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan, a plan which can lead to better control of high blood pressure.

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.

Recipe Finder Database

USDA. NAL. FNIC. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Search for recipes to use that are compatible with the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans and are economical and tasty.

A Healthier You - Recipes

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Almost 100 easy-to-make, fun, "heart healthy" and delicious recipes. No advanced cooking skills required, and they taste great.

Breakfast Egg Burrito Easy and Delicious Whole Grain Dishes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Enjoy the goodness of whole grain foods.

Fast Meals and Quick Snacks (PDF | 1.5 MB)

California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families.

Written for teens, this booklet provides all the information needed to plan, shop and cook meals and snacks.

Fruit Recipes: Fruit Wands Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes using fruits and vegetables.

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.

Keep the Beat Recipes Image Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating

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

Download heart healthy recipes and get healthy shopping and cooking tips. Recipes also in PDF|8.7 MB.

Berry Lemonade Ice Pops Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Recipes

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

14 delicious dairy-based recipes!

Best Bones Forever Image Best Bones Forever™ Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Bone Health Campaign.

Contains recipes and tips for including calcium in healthy foods for teen girls.

Healthy, Thrifty Meals Cover Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals (PDF | 253 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides cooking guidance, 40 low-cost, healthy recipes, and a list of best-buys for cost and nutrition.

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Offers links to assorted recipes for health, kids, cooking for a crowd, regional cuisines, and wild game.

Native American Recipes

USDA. FNS. Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services.

Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart Healthy Way

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

Heart-healthy recipes from appetizers to desserts. Nutrient analysis included.

Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet: Milk, Nonfat, Dry, Instant (PDF | 175 KB)

USDA. FNS. Food Distribution Division.

Find information on nonfat dry milk, including instructions for preparing it and two recipes that it can be used in. For more recipes and to create your own cookbook, search the Recipe Finder from SNAP-Ed Connection.

Vegetarian Wonton Recipe (PDF | 35 KB)

At the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the USDA's 150th Anniversary, demonstrated how to cook vegetarian wontons. The recipe incorporated the use of several foods that were discovered or developed by USDA plant exploration.

When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes for Heart Health (PDF | 371 KB)

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

Recipes for heart-healthy entrees and desserts which includes nutritional information.