Get started today with these healthy recipes and quick tips.

Protein Quiz

Do all adults need the same amount of protein?

A: No. The amount of protein an adult needs depends on age, gender, and level of physical activity.

Learn more by taking the protein quiz

Plan Smart

Avoid stress at mealtime by planning a weekly menu with healthy recipes.

Consider posting your healthy eating menu in the kitchen or another family-friendly space, so everyone knows what to expect for the week.

Recipe for success

6 servings $0.70 per serving

Quick Chili

This hearty, protein-packed chili can feed the whole family for only $5. For those trying to eat healthy on a budget, this one’s a win-win.

Let’s get cooking

Source: Food Hero

Fruit Quiz

Which nutrients are found in whole fruit but not in juice?

A: Fiber. Fiber is found in fruit pulp. When juice is made, the pulp is usually removed, taking the fiber with it.

Learn more by taking the fruit quiz

Quick Tip

Get up during commercial breaks and jog in place.

On average, an hour-long TV show has 15 minutes of commercials. Make the most of that time with quick exercises like this one you can do right at home.

Veggies Quiz

Know which veggies are full of vitamin A?

A: Carrots and sweet potatoes. Beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A, gives these foods their orange color and is also good for eye health, the immune system, and reproduction.

Learn more by taking the veggies quiz

Prep Smart

Portion snack foods into baggies so they’re ready to grab and go.

Consider making your own healthy version of trail mix using unsalted nuts and add-ins such as seeds, dried fruit, popcorn, or a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

Recipe for success

12 servings $0.73 per serving

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This healthy, family-sized meal for under $9 total is sure to please your whole crew. Mixing veggies in with grains is a great way to make sure even the pickiest eaters get their greens!

Let’s get cooking

Source: USDA

Quick Tip

Instead of frying: grill, broil, roast, or bake.

Remember G-B-R-B when preparing food and save hundreds of calories over frying.

Recipe for success

8 servings $0.49 per serving

Pasta with Greens and Beans

With grains, veggies, and protein together in one easy-to-make meal, this one just might earn a spot in your weekly winter rotation.

Let’s get cooking

Source: Food Hero

Quick Tip

Replace one beverage with water today.

You can save about 150 calories a day just by replacing one soda with water.

Eat Smart

Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Looking to eat healthy on a budget? Frozen fruits and veggies can be an affordable alternative to fresh for those looking. The important thing is that they’re on your plate!

Unless otherwise noted, all tips have been adapted from choosemyplate.gov.