Good nutrition is a foundation of good health.
Including healthy foods in daily recipes can help you stay healthy.Eating a wide variety of nutritious food -- with a rainbow of vegetables and fruit as a foundation -- can prevent chronic disease and help you maintain a healthy weight. Our staff and physicians routinely recommend recipes that are low in sugar and high in nutrients. Cooking healthy doesn't have to be boring or complicated. Sometimes it takes planning ahead, but it can become easier as you develop a healthy recipe routine. The ingredients for a healthy recipe often usually include these basic elements:
Vegetables and fruitChoose fresh of frozen vegetables and fruits. If canned, make sure vegetables are low-sodium and fruit is packed in juice or water. For a heart healthy recipe, avoid vegetables with creamy sauces, fried or breaded vegetables, fruit packed in heavy syrup or frozen fruit with sugar added.
Whole grainsGrains add fiber and other nutrients to your recipes. Try to choose whole grains whenever possible for pastas and breads.
Lean proteinSome good protein sources -- especially for heart health -- are low-fat dairy products, egg whites, fish, skinless poultry, legumes, soybeans and lean ground meats.
Healthy fatsTry to limit saturated and trans fats. You'll still want to watch how much fat you're cooking with, but go for heart healthy cooking fats, like olive and canola oils. To help you get started, we've compiled some of our best recipes below.
Palak paneer is a popular North Indian curry made of creamy spinach and soft Indian cottage cheese. It is rich in iron and offers a good dose of protein as well.
The ADC HRM team shows you how to make a healthy overnight breakfast with a few ingredients.
ADC’s Health Educators create avocado toast, a high protein breakfast to get your day started on the right foot.
An easy 3-4 ingredient sauce that’s a healthy and zesty addition for vegetables and meats for summer.
This shredded Brussels sprouts healthy side dish is a delicious option for people who wish to have a low calorie, vegetarian option. It the perfect recipe for patients on our HRM weight management program or anyone who wants a cold or hot healthy side that is great for dinner, lunch or on its own.
This chocolate shake recipe is delicious, easy to make and nutritious. The addition of spinach in this recipe gives it an extra nutrient punch and using frozen fruits and veggies makes it a convenient snack or meal replacement.
ADC Dietitian, Neelu Kohli, shares her traditional rice pudding that she makes during Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights
Video Healthy Recipe: Chhole
ADC Nutritionist Neelu Kohli shares her recipe for Choli. This traditional Diwali high protein, gluten free dish that’s perfect for anytime of the year.
This Texas twist on bean salad is easy to make, inexpensive and still loaded with healthy nutrients. Legumes can prevent disease and optimize health.
This roasted chicken recipe is a wonderful year-round meal. Herbs are the centerpiece of this recipe — harvest or buy your favorite herbs to give this roasted chicken its flavor.
Who says potatoes are bad for you? A lot of people think they have to avoid potatoes to stay healthy, but it’s not true. Potatoes actually have a lot of nutrients that are good for you.
Now is a great time to take advantage of the grocery store specials for smaller tomatoes and make this heart-healthy recipe for tomato mozzarella bites.
This Cucumber Dill Salad recipe has two main ingredients: cucumber and onions. But it’s the dill that really makes it special.
This recipe for fruit palm trees is a great summer hit with the children. So easy — the kids can assemble!
Leftover fruit? This recipe makes a frozen treat that is a really nice alternative to sodas or even regular water.