Recipes and Cookbooks - Nutrition and Food Services
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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:

Entree                 Side Dish
     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.

   Low Sodium Cookbook
   A collection of recipes with less than 180mg of sodium per recipe.

Visit the Healthy Teaching Kitchen YouTube Channel to watch video recipes

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Additional Websites

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

CDC Latin American Inspired Recipes for People with Diabetes
English version*
Spanish version*

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