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What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl Recipes

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl Label SNAP Recipes What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

USDA. Food Nutrition and Consumer Services..

SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder recipes are now labeled with "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)" at the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Learn more about the Recipe Finder Transition here.

Recipe Cards for Educators

USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipe cards, available to download, from SNAP-Ed recipes.

Note: The recipes listed are the only recipes for which recipe cards are available.

Recipes from State SNAP-Ed programs

Arizona Champions for Change Logo Arizona Champions for Change Recipes

SNAP-Ed, Arizona Nutrition Network.

California Champions for Change Logo California Champions for Change Recipes

SNAP-Ed, California Department of Public Health. Network for a Healthy California.

Spend Smart, Eat Smart Logo Spend Smart, Eat Smart Recipes

SNAP-Ed, Iowa State University Extension.

Mississippi State University Extension Logo Quick & Healthy Recipes from Families, Food and Fitness

SNAP-Ed, Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Kids a Cookin' Logo Kids a Cookin' Recipes

SNAP-Ed, Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

Montana State University Extension Logo Buy, Eat, Live Better Recipes

SNAP-Ed, Montana State University Extension.

Photo of pasta with beans and vegetables NDSU Extension Recipes

North Dakota State University Extension.

ONIE Logo Simple Healthy Recipes

SNAP-Ed, Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project.

Oregon State University Extension Logo Spanish/English Pictorial Recipes

Oregon State University. Multnomah County Extension Office.

Food Hero Logo Food Hero

SNAP-Ed, Oregon State University Extension.

Penn State Extension Healthy Recipes

Penn State Extension.

EatFresh logo EatFresh Recipes

SNAP-Ed, San Francisco Human Services Agency.

Dinner Tonight Logo Dinner Tonight Videos

Texas A&M System. AgriLIFE Extension. Healthy Cooking School.

snap4ct Logo Recipes

SNAP-Ed, UConn Health, Programs in Public Health and Health Policy. Husky Nutrition Programs.

Maine SNAP-Ed Logo Healthy Recipes

SNAP-Ed, The University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland Logo Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland Recipes

SNAP-Ed, University of Maryland Extension.

Nutrition Education Program Logo The Cook's Helper

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension.

University of Illinois Extension Let's Eat for Health, Illinois!

University of Illinois Extension.

Food $ense Food $ense Create an Omelet

SNAP-Ed, Utah State University Extension. Food $ense Program.

Recipes from Other Sources

SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder

The Recipe Finder is now part of What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
When you click a link or bookmark to the Recipe Finder, it will take you to the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipes.

Follow these steps to find recipes from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder:

      • Go to What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
      • Go to the "Recipes" tab at the top of the page
      • Choose "Household Recipes" from the drop down menu
      • Use the filters on the left side of the page to choose "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)"


Go to What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipes now

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is a Recipe Database
The database is a collection of recipes from many USDA food programs. The database has recipes from the SNAP--Ed Connection, federal food distribution programs, school nutrition programs, and consumer nutrition programs.

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl has many of the same features as the Recipe Finder.
All recipes from the Recipe Finder are labeled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipes still:

      • contain cost information
      • contain nutrition analysis*
      • are available in English and Spanish (Spanish link is in the upper right hand corner of the site)
      • are searchable by many categories geared toward nutrition education

* Some recipes labeled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) currently do not contain nutrition information. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. We are currently adding nutrition information to recipes that do not have it. If you need a Nutrition Facts label for a recipe labeled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), please email us at and we will email you the Nutrition Facts label.

Recipe Criteria
The following criteria was used to review Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipes.

        1. Recipes are appropriate for programs based on the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
        2. Recipe must include yield. Serving size is preferred but not mandatory.
        3. Recipes appear to be accurate/tested.
        4. Recipes use low cost, readily available ingredients.
        5. Recipes use precise and simple measurements.
        6. Recipe instructions follow the order of ingredients.
        7. Recipes can be prepared relatively quickly. Those that include an estimated amount of time to prepare and cook are given preference.
        8. Recipes are easy to read with clear and few instructions.
        9. Recipes use no more than 15 ingredients.
        10. Recipes list basic equipment needed.
        11. Recipes follow appropriate food safety precautions and/or cooking temperature recommendations.

Many of the recipes in the Recipe Finder have been submitted by programs that have received funding from the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Each SNAP recipe has been reviewed by a Registered Dietitian at the SNAP-Ed Connection, and has been analyzed for nutrient content to create the Nutrition Facts label. Dietitians use these criteria and other internal guidelines to evaluate recipes for inclusion into the database. Professional judgment may allow a recipe to be included that meets most but not all of the criteria (e.g., recipes may lack serving size or preparation time).

Every effort has been made to include those recipes appropriate for use when teaching the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Recipes taken individually may appear higher or lower than recommended in certain nutrients, but when consumed as part of an entire day's intake, would contribute to a healthy diet. For example, a food such as a cream sauce may be high in saturated fat. However, an appropriate serving size can be included in the diet and meet the recommendation that total saturated fat intake should be less than 10 percent of total calories daily.

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