This is a resource where our partners and the people we work with can find nutritional information as well as recipes that are friendly to any budget.
We have been pleased to see an increase in donations of nutrient rich, wholesome foods. That’s especially important because children represent a large percentage of those we serve. We know good nutrition is essential to successful learning, proper physical growth and future health.
Those in poverty face many challenges. Getting basic nutrition is a significant hurdle and The Idaho Foodbank is working to ease those challenges. One of our most popular programs, Cooking Matters provides hands-on instruction, food and practical ideas for shopping and preparing healthy meals on a tight budget.
Healthy Recipe Links
Avocados are a great source of unsaturated fats that can go great on toast, tacos, and even used as a dip for veggies or chips! In celebration of March being National Nutrition Month we want to highlight some of the awesome things nutrition can offer for you.Read More
New Year’s resolutions? Some are great and others could use some tweaking. If you are excited to start your new diet this year, let me give you some reasons to rethink this and some tips to make healthy changes in the New Year that have nothing to do with your weight along with some new recipes!Read More
Whatever a healthy holiday season means for you, The Idaho Foodbank’s team of nutritionists and dietitians are excited to share their favorite tips, tricks and tidbits of knowledge to help make your winter months happy and healthy.Read More
Weather conditions led to an abundant apple harvest this year in Idaho. Apples are one of the most healthy fresh foods we distribute and are great to eat for snacks.Read More
Rushed for time in the morning? No worries. Thanks to all the beautiful stone fruits that are in season, this smoothie makes a delicious, protein-packed, super-easy breakfast!Read More
As families prepare for kids to head back to school, they’re still doing what they can keep things cool and simple. If that sounds good to you, you’ll love the simplicity (six ingredients!) and preparation (no heat!) of this salad.Read More
For many Idahoans, summer time means grill time. As part of beef month, our talented dietitian Alexa has shared a delicious recipe with beef and veggie kabobs that go straight from freezer to grill.Read More
The darker the leaves, the more nutrient-rich the lettuce. Summer is almost here and we have some tasty tips for spicing up your salad and enjoying those healthy greens.Read More
The Idaho Foodbank is the state’s largest distributor of free food assistance and it’s currently working on increasing access to more nutritious food. In an effort to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables to children and their families, The Foodbank’s fresh produce pilot will supplement the food already provided through the Backpack and School Pantry […]Read More
Good, quality nutrition is key to a strong immune system, which can offer protection from seasonal illnesses like the flu. Help protect yourself against sickness and boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your daily meals!Read More
Fiber is an essential nutrient, however, most Americans fall under the recommended daily amount in their diets.Read More
So, is snacking bad for adults or children? Definitely not! Our dietitian has some tips about how to snack in a way that’s healthy and supportive of your health!Read More
Our dietitian Alexa has shared some great tips for using your late summer fruit as a healthy snack for the summer and the early school year. We all know how difficult it can be to find good snacks for your kids when they get home from school. With these picks, the new school year will […]Read More
Warmer weather means it’s time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the barbecue. While grilled foods are packed with flavor, the way you prepare them can have a big impact on how healthy they are. Our dietitian Alexa has some tips to keep your grilled food healthy. Follow these simple steps for […]Read More
How to Add Flavor to Meals Without Salt or Sugar Sprinkle cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice instead of sugar on fruit, or add red pepper to bring surprise heat and unique flavor. Add cinnamon to your coffee instead of sugar. If you’re making coffee at home, add the cinnamon (nutmeg is good too!) into your mug […]Read More