Healthy Eating Links
Compiled by Holly Prehn, Registered Dietician, UCHealth Center for Integrative Medicine
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Recipes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes: This is Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Recipes website. It gives you a variety of healthy recipes, and you can look up options based on meal, course, number of servings, preparation method, main ingredient, or special diet. Next on my list to try is the avocado salsa.
Cooking Light: Healthy Recipes
http://www.cookinglight.com/: This is another website to check out for recipes. It has an extensive number of recipes – search for salad and you will get 1629 results. I like this site because it has a good blend of tasty but still healthy options. It also has some useful ‘how to’ videos.
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/: This is the USDA’s MyPlate site. It has a number of great features; one of my favorites is the BMI calculator where you can plug in your height and weight and see if you are at a healthy weight. Another great tool here is the MyPlate Checklist Calculator, which you can use to calculate your calorie needs and see what foods you should be eating.
https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/smart-nutrition-101/healthy-eating: This is the government’s nutrition website. It has some helpful handouts on reducing added sugars, making healthier food and beverage choices, and more.
Nutrition, Environmental Issues and Seltection: A Guide from Cooking Light
http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/smart-choices/grocery-store-guidance-how-buy-best-fish: This is a guide put out by Cooking Light to help you learn more about nutrition, environmental issues, and selection, to help you choose great fish. Living in Colorado, it’s important to know how to select fish since they are not available fresh from the dock.
Cooking Fish: A Slide Show from the Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/multimedia/cooking-fish/sls-20077118: This is a slide show from the Mayo Clinic about how to cook fish. Cooking fish can be intimidating, but this tool can help teach you how to grill, poach, bake, or parchment wrap and cook up some great seafood.
MyFitnessPal: Free Online Fitness & Food Tracker
https://www.myfitnesspal.com/: If you are looking for a way to help track what you eat and stay accountable, MyFitnessPal is a great tool. It is a free online tracker with over 5 million foods in it’s database.
Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs in MS: From the National MS Society
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Brochures/Brochure-Vitamins,-Minerals,-and-Herbs-in-MS_-An-Introduction.pdf: This is a detailed publication from the National MS Society that covers information on vitamins, minerals, and herbs in MS. It can help guide you with weighing out the pros and cons of dietary supplements so you can decide what is right for you. Just remember that it’s always important to discuss your supplement choices with your physician and your pharmacist to avoid medication-supplement interactions.