New NIH Cookbook Encourages Families to Eat Healthfully
All of the recipes are based on heart-healthy principles from the NHLBI, include nutrition analysis, and provide guidance for preparing meals that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. The cookbook as well as individual recipes are available for free on the Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating website.
Akinso: Nutritious meals can be tasty and easy to prepare, for those who use a new family cookbook from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
De Jesus: The name of the cookbook is Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals.
Akinso: Ms. Janet de Jesus is a NHLBI Nutrition Education Specialist.
De Jesus: The purpose of this recipe book is to provide families delicious recipes that are easy to make. They're inexpensive and budget friendly and that they can come home, you know, after a long day of work and make with their kids and involve their kids to have healthy meals each night.
Akinso: The cookbook has more than 40 kid-tested recipes featuring a variety of healthy entrees, side dishes, and snacks that parents and children can enjoy together. De Jesus says the free cookbook also offers time-saving tips and helpful resources for busy families.
De Jesus: We show parents how to incorporate more vegetables and more fruits into recipes, you kind of sneak them in. We have a lot of stir frys. We show parents how to make recipes more colorful because really if you think about kids they want their food to look good.
Akinso: The cookbook as well as individual recipes are available for free on the Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating website just visit, hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/healthyeating. This is Wally Akinso at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland.
About This Audio Report
Reporter: Wally Akinso
Sound Bite: Janet De Jesus
Topic: Cookbook, Healthy, Eating
Additional Info: New NIH cookbook encourages families to eat healthfully