Healthy Recipes

Video Recipes

Healthy Habits recipes are featured in our nutrition education program, and shared virtually with local member agencies, to teach guests how to prepare healthy meals on a limited budget using ingredients often found on food pantry shelves. The Healthy Habits nutrition education team has been recording recipes and educational sessions that can be used by anyone with internet access. Healthy Habits is currently accepting invitations to host virtual classes and workshops at member agencies for guests, staff, and volunteers.

For more information, contact Community Nutrition Manager Melissa Furtado at mfurtado@rifoodbank.org.


Lentil Vegetable Soup

The plant-based protein in lentils are the focus of this hearty, warm soup. Lentils are a great shelf-stable meat alternative, making them a helpful pantry-staple for last minute meals. You can use up any form (fresh, frozen, canned, or dried) of vegetables you have on hand to bulk up this dish. To cut back on added sugars and sodium, Healthy Habits uses our own homemade Adobo spice blend, which you can learn how to make here, in English and Spanish here. Mira el vídeo para ver las instrucciones de la receta en español. Click on the video below to watch or click here for the visual recipe. 


Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Amplify your stuffing this holiday season! By using whole grain bread, this stuffing has the added benefit of extra fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, it’s packed with fresh and dried fruits and vegetables to give you an antioxidant boost! Try adding this tasty and healthy new recipe to your holiday celebrations this year. Mira el vídeo para ver las instrucciones de la receta en español. Click on the video below to watch or click here for the visual recipe. 


Archived Recipes

Healthy Habits recipes are featured in our nutrition education program.

These recipes are shared with our member agencies so that guests can prepare healthy meals on a limited budget. Check them out and try them at home. Recipes are categorized by meal type, and each recipe has both a written and visual version available.