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Recipes & Cooking Videos

Recipes & Cooking Videos

Recipes & Cooking Videos

All recipes were written by a registered dietitian and can help manage a variety of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Our Food is Medicine section also contains recipes for conditions like Celiac and kidney disease.

Type 2 & Gestational Diabetes

Simple Greek Style Steak Pitas

This two-in-one recipe is full of protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied without spiking your blood sugar.

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Not Your Granny's Soup Beans

Fiber and protein rich beans provide the base for this comforting, low-calorie soup that's full of colorful veggies.

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Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Salad

This pasta salad uses fresh veggies, lean chicken, and whole wheat pasta to keep you full with fiber and protein.

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Honey Roasted Beets and Carrots

Honey roasted beets and carrots are part of a perfect Christmas plate using the Diabetes Plate method. Get the recipes for 3 diabetes friendly side items!

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Beef Tips With Veggie Mash

With mashed butternut squash and crispy green beans, his colorful dish is full of flavor but low in carbohydrates

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Spiced Chicken Legs with Cucumber Salad

This baked chicken recipe is full of flavor with no added sodium or sugar so it's both heart healthy and diabetes friendly.

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Simple Roasted Chickpea Salad

This simple salad is low-cost, easy to prepare, full of fiber, and low in sodium for a satisfying side or a quick lunch.

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

This vitamin and protein packed sweet potato chili can help you control your blood sugar and the manage symptoms of gestational diabetes.

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

This 20 minute pasta combines whole wheat pasta, lean chicken, and a fresh sauce from vine ripe summer tomatoes.

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Mediterranean Pork Chops and Veggies

This recipe contains about 25% of your daily fiber and 43 grams of protein. Plus it's low in sodium and it comes together in just 20 minutes.

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Heart Disease & High Blood Pressure

Cajun Catfish with Creamy Grits

With a homemade Cajun seasoning, this baked fish has all of the flavor with none of the sodium or saturated fat.

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Summer Squash and Vegetable Skillet

This simple dish is packed with summer vegetables so it is full of heart healthy vitamins and minerals and seasoned with fresh herbs instead of salt.

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Heart Healthy Beans and Greens

This easy, affordable and satisfying side dish is full of cholesterol lowering fiber and potassium to lower blood pressure.

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Low Sodium White Bean Salad

This simple, fresh salad comes together in minutes! It provides 5g of fiber and only 3% of your daily sodium so it's perfect for managing high blood pressure.

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Upside Down Shepherd's Pie

Managing heart disease doesn't mean giving up comfort food like this nutritious twist on traditional shepherd's pie.

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Pineapple Pork Taco Salad

Seasoned lean ground pork is topped with a fresh and tangy pineapple salsa for a taco salad like you've never had before.

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Black Bean and Corn Pasta Salad

A perfect high fiber summer meal that's ready in just 20 minutes and seasoned with herbs and spices to keep the salt low.

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Savory and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

You won't miss the extra salt with these simple, savory fries that have just 70mg of sodium but are full of flavor.

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Sheet Pan Steak with Veggies

This quick and easy recipe seasoned with herbs and spices is low in sodium, but full of protein and heart healthy Vitamin K.

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Low Sodium Smokey Chicken Wrap

This simple recipe is low in sodium and high in heart healthy fiber. Plus it comes together in about 15 minutes!

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Low Sodium Cabbage Roll Skillet

With about 1/3 of your daily fiber needs and less than 10% of your daily sodium, this quick and affordable meal will become a weeknight favorite.

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Culinary Medicine

Pasta Primavera for Chronic Kidney Disease

Low in protein, potassium, phosphorous, and sodium, this recipe is perfect for anyone with CKD or following a low sodium diet.

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Gluten Free Creamy Lemon Chicken

Gluten-free and celiac-friendly spaghetti squash makes a delicious base for this creamy lemon chicken.

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta for Acid Reflux

This simple roasted red pepper pasta is a delicious alternative to traditional spaghetti sauce which can lead to severe heartburn.

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Chicken Harvest Skillet for Colitis & Crohn's

This simple one-pan recipe is full of delicious flavors, but easy on the stomach and free of common triggers for Crohn's and colitis.

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Black Bean Soup for Upper GI Cancers

This protein rich soup can be easily modified for anyone experiencing problems with chewing and swallowing due to cancer or other illnesses.

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High Protein Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This nutrient dense soup is filled with protein and fiber. It's perfect following bariatric surgery or for anyone with chewing or swallowing problems.

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Allergy Friendly Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

This simple, satisfying curry is free of all 9 of the main allergens including milk, eggs, nuts, fish, crustaceans, shellfish, wheat, soy, and sesame.

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Shortcut Stuffed Peppers for Recovery

In recovery from substance use disorder, nutrition plays a key role, and easy recipes like this help rebuild strength and prevent vitamin deficiency.

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Roasted Beet Salad for IBS

Roasted beets with goat cheese and walnuts come together in a simple salad. Low FODMAP friendly for anyone managing IBS symptoms.

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Salmon with Blueberry Sauce for Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon and anthocyanins from blueberries come together to protect your brain and prevent cognitive decline.

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Ketogenic Egg Cups for Epilepsy

These high-fat, high-protein, low-carb egg cups are perfect for anyone on the ketogenic diet to manage epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

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Chicken with Peanut Sauce

This delicious recipe is high in both calories and protein to help prevent malnutrition during cancer treatment.

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Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

Full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, this sweet and savory pork will help support the immune system which is harmed by treatment.

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