According to the Centers for Disease Control, an eating plan that helps manage your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating the rainbow. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Adding frozen peppers, broccoli, or onions to stews and omelets gives them a quick and convenient boost of color and nutrients.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025 – a healthy eating plan:
USDA’s MyPlate Plan can help you identify what and how much to eat from the different food groups while staying within your recommended calorie allowance. You can also download My Food Diary to help track your meals.
Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes–The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health Web-site features great recipes, family resources, healthy shopping and cooking tips, and videos. These recipes are limited in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and they’re moderate in calories.
Find healthy recipes, meal plans, cooking, and grocery shopping tips. The site features a searchable database of healthy recipes, options to save recipes to a cookbook, print recipe cards, and share recipes via social media.