The What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is an interactive tool to help with healthy meal planning, cooking, and grocery shopping. The site features a searchable database of healthy recipes, options to build a cookbook, print recipe cards, and share recipes via social media. All of the recipes previously on ChooseMyPlate.gov have been moved to this website and join hundreds more from other USDA programs including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Nutrition Programs (CNP), and Food Distribution Division (FDD). Check out our What's Cooking? tip sheet.
With plenty of cookbooks to choose from, new healthy recipes for you and your family are as easy as click and view (or, click and print). Note: If you are on a mobile device, you may need to turn your phone to see the full table.
Sample menus at 2000 calorie level - This 7-day menu gives an example of how all of the recommendations for food group and nutrient intake can be integrated into a weekly menu. Averaged over a week, this menu provides the recommended amounts of key nutrients and foods from each food group. The menus feature a large number of different foods to inspire ideas for adding variety to food choices.
Sample 2-week menus for eating on a budget - Sample 2-week menus for eating on a budget have been reviewed by nutrition professionals at the SNAP-Ed Connection using specific cost and nutrition criteria. Recipes are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Nutrition educators in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition assistance programs and their partners are encouraged to use the database to support their nutrition education program goals.