Shopping, Cooking & Meal PlanningRecipes
Cook up something new in your kitchen with these resources for healthy, delicious recipes.
Grocery Budget Calculator
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
This tool allows you to look at what you’re spending now and how you can make small changes that add up to big savings.
Cook It Quick!
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes.
Food Shopping and Meal Planning
Plan meals and shop for groceries the healthy way with these tips and resources. Also see Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping to find food shopping guidelines for a healthier you.
Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market
Hear from a Registered Dietitian about the many reasons for buying fresh, nutritious, locally grown vegetables at the farmers market.
Learn about food labels so you can use them to make healthy choices in the grocery store.
Explore cultural and ethnic resources, including Latino, Native American, and African American recipes.
Food Storage and Preservation
Store and preserve your food safely with these tips and resources.
Food Preparation and Safety
Learn strategies for preparing food safely.
Emergency Food Supplies
Keep your food and water safe during weather and other emergencies with these tips and resources.
Commonly Asked Questions - Shopping, Cooking and Meal Planning
Find answers to your questions about food labeling, farmers market locations, budget recipes, food preservation and safety and more.