Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Introducing yumPower!

It can be challenging to find healthy recipes that are easy to make. HealthPartners’ has a great website to help make healthy eating a lot easier, and it is free to use!

Simply go to this link: https://www.healthpartners.com/yumpower/index.html

Click on the “my kitchen” tab and then search the tasty recipes. You can peruse recipes based on your likes, health concerns, available ingredients, and meal course. Start by selecting what meal course you want to cook (breakfast, brunch,  lunch, dinner or snack). Next, type in any special ingredients you want to use like chicken, brown rice, or tomatoes. Finally, customize your recipes choices by any special health concerns you want addressed. You can choose categories such as calcium boost, calorie wise, fit not fat, potassium power, heart happy, fiber focus, diabetes friendly, sodium savvy, weight wise, cholesterol in check, and carb conscious. Several healthy recipes will then pop up for you to choose from. This is a great way to find easy recipes that are customized to your specific needs!

The yumPower website also has suggestions for helping kids learn to eat more nutritious foods, and there is  a “tips and tricks” section with the categories: eat smart, cook smart, shop smart, dine smart and snack smart. As a bonus, there is also glossary of common cooking terms to help you navigate the recipes!

Make cooking healthy easier by checking out the yumPower website.