Menu Planning

I have had a few questions lately on menu planning. Click here for a previous list of meal and snack ideas. A few websites I like to find recipes on are Food Network, Cooking Light and All Recipes. Also, I hope you all took Cameron’s cookbook home and have tried some of the recipes!
Here are a few interactive websites for even more ideas. Some are geared more to specific calorie levels, others to diabetics and others to lower sodium diets. I hope you can find one or all of these websites useful.  At the bottom there are a few links to some well written weight loss cookbooks.

MyPyramid Plan: Uses the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to assist in making more healthful food and physical activity choices.

MyPyramid Sample Menu for a 2,000-calorie meal plan

Interactive Meal Planner: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension: This eating plan, or the DASH diet, features fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. A week’s worth of menus and easy to prepare recipes for two levels of daily sodium consumption – 2,300 and 1,500 mg per day – are available.

Diabetes Meal Planning Tutorial: MEDLINEPlus – This is especially great for those of you with diabetes.

Recipe and Meal Planner Guide: National Diabetes Education Program

Cookin’ With Google: This site allows you to provide a list of ingredients and get back a list of recipes Google finds for you. Vegetarian, diabetic and gluten-free options are available.

American Dietetic Association Cooking Healthy Across America

American Dietetic Association 365 Days of Healthy Eating

The Healthy Beef Cookbook

The Way to Eat: A Six Step Path to Lifelong Weight Control

Good Nutrition Reading List

Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD