Recipes and Cookbooks
The VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen Program has put together a collection of healthy recipes that can be dowloaded and printed. The recipes are organized by category:
Main Dish Recipes Side Dish Recipes
Full cookbooks are also available to download:
One-Pot Meals Cookbook
A collection of simple main dish recipes prepared in one pot.
Weekly Meal Planner
A one week sample menu with recipes and grocery shopping list.
Cooking With Ease
A cookbook created for Veteran’s without a home or with limited cooking skills and abilities. This cookbook includes microwave recipes, slow cooker recipes, and recipes that require no cooking at all.
Yummy Benefits Cookbook Volume 2
A cookbook created by VA Dietitian Nutritionists. This book contains heathy recipes for breakfast, dinner, side dishes, and desserts.
Yummy Benefits Cookbook
The original cookbook created by VA Dietitian Nutritionists.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Recipe Database*
Search the NHLBI database for healthy recipes by ingredient. This website also has links to the following cookbooks which can be downloaded and printed:
Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes
Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
Deliciously Healthy Dinners
US Department of Health and Human Services - Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
Latin American Inspired recipes for people with diabetes. Each recipe includes diabetic exchanges and nutrition facts.
USDA Healthy Eating on a Budget *
Information on how to shop healthy on a budget
*By clicking on these links, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site