Cooking healthy can be a challenge for many seniors. Part of the struggle is finding good recipes that are easy to fix and fit into your healthy eating plan, whatever that may be. Whether you need low carb, sugar free, gluten-free or just something that consists of eating clean, unprocessed foods, we’ve got a roundup of the best websites that offer healthy recipes. Here are our favorites:
The Food Network has a whole section of healthy recipes on their website. They include special collections of recipes, like Weeknight Dinners and Meals You Can Fix in Under an Hour. Additionally, the Food Network has sections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and different diets like low-carb and vegetarian.
Clean Eating Magazine
Clean Eating Magazine has a large collection of recipes on their website that uses only whole, unprocessed foods. They have unique collections of recipes like “Classics Made Clean.” They also have quick recipes and budget-friendly recipes. Clean Eating Magazine also has sections for diets like gluten-free and vegetarian.
Cooking Light provides recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as different diets. The website also has articles for more specific collections, like chili recipes, slow-cooker recipes, and then recipes that are vegan, gluten-free, or vegetarian.
Food blog Delish has a section of healthy recipes that includes articles with lists of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most of the Delish website is made of blog posts, but their healthy recipe section provides dozens of different recipes for all meals and dietary considerations.
Similar to Clean Eating Magazine, Eating Well provides articles and recipes using healthy foods. Eating Well’s collection of recipes is sorted by breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the kind of food. You can browse through their sections of smoothies, breads, salads, casseroles, and different diets like diabetes-friendly, dairy-free and gluten-free.
Popular magazine Good Housekeeping has their own collection of recipes on their website, including separate sections for quick & easy recipes, and healthy recipes. The healthy recipe section on Good Housekeeping has both recipes and articles that provide lists of recipes for different meals and special occasions.
Very Well Fit
Very Well Fit, not only has an incredible database of healthy recipes, but it also enables you to search recipes by medical conditions, including recipes designed with the best nutrients for conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Heartburn, and Cancer, just to name a few. It also has specific recipes for those with a wide range of food allergies.
The Food Hub
The Food Hub is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Filled with recipes that are safe and recommended for anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, this website also gives you a variety of search options, ability to save your favorite recipes, and an easy way to compile your grocery shopping list to keep you on track.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has their own healthy eating website with plenty of recipes for all cultures and diets. They provide healthier recipes for specific cultures, like “Healthy Latino Recipes” and “Home Cooking African American Style,” as well as recipes based on the type of food or meal. You can browse based on the kind of meat you’re cooking, lunch and dinner recipes, snacks and different kinds of meals like pasta and vegetables.
Many recipes found on these websites are sized for larger families. But don’t let that scare you if you’re only cooking for one or two. Simply make the recipe and save the leftovers, freezing extra portions so you can enjoy them at a later date. Bon Apetit!