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Top Searched Foods

Understanding the nutritional impact of certain foods is critical to overall health and well-being. Find resources for nutrient content, recipes, and food safety for the top five food items searched on Nutrition.gov. If looking for a different resource, please Contact Us.

Eggs

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Multiple colored eggs in basket on table
Nutrient Profiles

FoodData Central: Eggs 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 50,000 egg and egg product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central. 

Resources

The Nutrition Source: Eggs 
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health 
Read information on eggs, including health implications, safe food handling, and preparation.   

Egg-splaining Egg Safety 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Discover resources for egg handling, safety, and consumption.  

USDA Certified Egg Facts 
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service 
Keep this guide handy for a quick reference on eggs and common egg labels.  

Recipes

Veggie Omelet in a Mug 
Making a veggie omelet has never been so easy! Combine all ingredients in a mug, pop it in the microwave, and breakfast is ready!

White Bean and Egg Shakshuka 
Never skip breakfast again with this quick microwavable recipe. 

Tortilla Cups with Eggs
Pack these protein-rich tortilla cups for hungry kids when on the go.

Bananas

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Bunch of bananas on wooden table
Nutrient Profiles

FoodData Central: Bananas 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 5,000 banana and banana product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central. 

Resources

The Nutrition Source: Bananas
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Read information on bananas including types, health implications, storage, and preparation. 

Seasonal Produce Guide: Bananas
USDA, SNAP-Ed Connection
Use this guide to find recipes, nutrition information, and teaching resources for bananas. 

Recipes

Breakfast Banana Split
Enjoy this energy-boosting Breakfast Banana Split recipe at the start of the day! 

Banana Ice Cream
Create this frozen treat that only uses one simple and cost-friendly ingredient: bananas.

Banana Berry Muffins
Bake these moist muffins with a fruity flavor and whole grain goodness.

Apples

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apples on wooden table
Nutrient Profile

FoodData Central: Apples  
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 26,000 apple and apple product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central. 

Resources

The Nutrition Source: Apples 
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health 
Read information on apples including types, health implications, storage, and preparation.  

Seasonal Produce Guide: Apples
USDA, SNAP-Ed Connection
Use this guide to find recipes, nutrition information, and teaching resources for apples. 


Apple Grades and Standards
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
Read apple grades and standards requirements to understand the types of apples available at the market! 

Science in Your Shopping Cart: Episode 2: Apples - Get Crunchin 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Listen to innovations and research that ARS scientists are conducting to ensure the apples are fresh, tasty, cost-friendly, and high quality.  

Recipes

Apple Nachos
Enjoy these healthy, fruity nachos that are simple enough for kids to make. 

Apple Spinach Salad
Add more fruits and vegetables daily with this simple, flavorful salad.

Baked Acorn Squash with Apples
Stay warm this fall and winter with this sweet apple side dish. 

Chicken

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grilled chicken breasts stacked on a cutting board
Nutrient Profiles

FoodData Central: Chicken 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 20,000 chicken and chicken product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central.  

FoodData Central: Chicken Breast 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 5,000 chicken breast and chicken breast product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central.

Resources

Chicken from Farm to Table
USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Read answers to the most common questions regarding chicken from types, inspecting and grading, safe handling and cooking practices. 

Poultry Roasting Charts
Foodsafety.gov
Bookmark this resource to ensure safe cooking temperatures when cooking with chicken and poultry.

Chicken and Food Poisoning
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Follow these steps to prevent food poisoning from chicken.

Recipes

Chicken Creole
Cook this Chicken Creole recipe with pantry staples including canned tomatoes.

Chicken Enchiladas
Bake these flavorful enchiladas, packed with tender chicken, cabbage, onions, and cheese to enjoy a great weeknight meal.

Teriyaki Chicken and Cabbage
Introduce new flavors to the whole family with this tasty meal. 

Avocados

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avocados on a wooden table
Nutrient Profiles

FoodData Central: Avocado 
USDA, Agricultural Research Service 
Find over 2,000 avocado and avocados product’s nutrient profiles on FoodData Central. (Note: Select 'SR Legacy Foods', 'Survey Foods (FNDDS)', 'Branded Foods', and 'Experimental Foods' tabs for results.)
 

Resources

The Nutrition Source: Avocados
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Read information on avocados including types, health implications, storage, and preparation. 

Seasonal Produce Guide: Avocados
USDA, SNAP-Ed Connection
Use this guide to find recipes, nutrition information, and teaching resources for avocados. 

How to select a fresh avocado
Michigan State University Extension
Learn how to buy ripe avocados to not wait all week to cook delicious avocado recipes.  

Recipes

Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie
Enjoy a breakfast full of fruits and vegetables with this breakfast smoothie. 

Avocado and Corn Salsa
Combine avocados and corn with fresh cilantro and lime in this tasty side. 

Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip
Elevate traditional guacamole with basil and pine nuts to create this velvety dip.