Healthy Eating

Nutrition&Cooking

Healthy eating doesn’t mean settling for bland and tasteless food.

Barbeque chicken, tacos,  — even pizza — can be prepared as nutritious meals. You don’t have to cut out the foods you love — it’s about changing the way you cook and prepare food to ensure you’re getting the most nutritional value.

Eating healthier foods can make you feel better, increase your energy level and help prevent or manage conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You can start small, learning a few nutrition tips and applying them in a way that works for you, and then build on your successes.

 

Check out our recipe library for easy, healthy, low-cost recipes. Or click the image below to download our recipe book.

Recipe Card Book LinkThe American Heart Association has opened the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen to teach Baltimore residents how to prepare simple, delicious and inexpensive meals at home so they enjoy the benefits of eating healthier and feeling confident cooking for their families. Visit Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen to learn more and sign up for a class today.

The weekly BCHD B’more Fit for Healthy Babies program offers weight loss counseling, group exercise classes led by professional trainers, tips on budgeting and food preparation, and much more. The program is free to women who receive government assistance. Childcare and transportation are provided on a first come, first served basis. Visit B’more Fit for Healthy Babies to learn more and sign up today.

And the United States Department of Agriculture’s SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. Look around or create a profile to get started today!