The government provides hundreds of healthful recipes free of charge online, or at nominal cost by mail. To boost flavor, see suggestions in article at right.
From the National Cancer Institute:
* Five-to-Nine Program to encourage consumption of fruit and vegetables. Search online for recipes by ingredient, meal, preparation time and number of servings of fruits and vegetables per person. www.5aday.gov/recipes/index.html.
From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
(Note: The following recipes collections are available free on the Web or where indicated by U.S. mail for a small charge. To order booklets by credit card, call the NHLBI Health Information Center, 301-592-8573. Or send a check or money order to P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, Md. 20824-0105. Shipping and handling included. Be sure to include item numbers.)
* The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension) Eating Plan, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/index.htm. By mail: free for single copies; $1.25 for each additional copy. Item 03-4082.
* Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes (available in Spanish and English), www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/sp_recip.htm. By mail: $5.50. Item 4049.
* Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/chdblack/cooking.htm. By mail: $5.50. Item 3792.
* Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/ktb_recipebk/ By mail: $6.50. Item 2921.
* Stay Young at Heart Recipes, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/syah/index.htm.
-- Sally Squires