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About foodrecipes

The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter. Start Simple with MyPlate. 

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: focus on whole fruits.
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: vary your veggies.
Make half your grains whole grains.
Vary your protein routine. 
Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt (or lactose-free dairy or fortified soy versions).

About foodrecipes Kitchen

foodrecipes Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the following:

-Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals

-Comprehensive search filters such as program area, equipment, cuisine as well as nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according to personal interest

-Cost ranges for recipes as available

-A personal cookbook builder

-User-friendly options such as star ratings and sharing on social media

Nutritious recipes and menu planning serve as the building blocks for healthy meals and overall diet. Healthy meal patterns that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are achieved by considering total food intake of a variety of healthy foods over a period of time. While individual recipes may not meet all of the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, collectively they can contribute toward meeting the recommendations and improving lifelong eating habits.
About Recipes on foodrecipes Kitchen

-Recipes are “foodrecipes-inspired” and emphasize nutrient-rich options from the food groups including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt (or lactose-free dairy or fortified soy versions).

-Total calories per serving will not exceed a reasonable proportion of an average person’s daily calorie needs.

-Recipes minimize the use of ingredients that provide/contribute added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.

-Recipes can be used in the context of a total diet to build healthy meals when paired with other meal components, such as serving a fruit or vegetable side dish along with a main entrée.

-If a range amount is provided for an ingredient, the smaller amount is used in calculations.

-When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first ingredient listed is used in calculations.

-The nutrition information does not include optional ingredients; salt is included in the nutrition calculation only when an amount is specified.