Handy Handouts: Healthy Recipes

When facilitating Food Skills and Nutrition programs, one never has too many healthy recipes to share!

Here are a few of our favourite.


Food Bank Mini Recipe Books from the WRHA

These downloadable PDFs from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are filled with healthy recipes that use seasonal foods commonly found at the food bank.

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VIDEO recipes

Heart and stroke Foundation and Diabetes Canada: along with a collection of expert tips on how to have a healthy lifestyle, the websites of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Diabetes Canada both include lots of video recipes.

FMM’s curricula

Recipes from FMM’s past Community Tables and Eat Well programs. This downloadable PDF contains 20 healthy, easy, tasty, and affordable recipes.

Cookspiration and Unlock Food

Cookspiration is an interactive menu planner from Dietitians of Canada, an essential tool for anyone who does know much about nutrition but would like daily assistance in learning how to eat healthy. The Unlock Food website, also from Dietitians of Canada, is a great resource for trusted nutrition advice and it’s also full of healthy recipes.

Canada’s food guide

The website of Canada’s food guide does not only contain expert nutrition advice, it’s also filled with (surprise, surprise!) healthy recipes.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://wrha.mb.ca/nutrition/food-literacy

Heart and stroke Foundation. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy/recipes 

Diabetes Canada. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://www.diabetes.ca/nutrition—fitness/recipes?Categories=&MealType=&SearchText=&Sort=&Page=1 Cookspiration. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from http://www.cookspiration.com/ 

Dietitians of Canada. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://www.dietitians.ca/ 

Unlock Food. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Recipes.aspx 

Health Canada. Canada’s food guide. (2020). Retrieved on July 31, 2020 from https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guide/tips-healthy-eating/meal-planning-cooking-healthy-choices/recipes.html

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