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About Health eCooking®


The Health eCooking recipe database has been developed to help people make healthy food choices when creating their personal eating plans. Each Health eCooking recipe is reviewed and approved by a registered dietitian who ensures the recipes meet the dietary guidelines to be part of a Heart Healthy diet according to the recommendations of the American Heart Association, part of a Diabetes diet according to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association and/or part of a Gluten-Free or Bariatric diet according to the guidelines set forth below.


Each Health eCooking recipe contains a nutritional analysis including: Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbohydrates, Fiber and Protein.


No brand names. Health eCooking does not endorse or promote any specific food brand. We make every attempt to use food and products that are readily available in communities across North America.


Heart Healthy

Recipes designated as “Heart Healthy” have:


  • No greater than 6g saturated fat per serving
  • Sodium no greater than 600 mg per serving
  • Fat-free or reduced-fat dairy products. "Reduced-fat" is at least 25% fewer calories than regular brand.
  • Lean proteins; less than 10g fat per 100g


Recipes are developed with the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association in mind, including:


  • Eat less than 5-6% of your daily calories as saturated fat
  • Choose a diet low in sodium. Aim to eat less than 2,300 mg of sodium daily
  • Include fat-free (less than .5g per serving) and low-fat (less than 3g per serving) dairy products in your eating plan
  • Limit foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet
  • Eat no more than 6 ounces (cooked weight) of lean meat, fish or skinless poultry daily. "Lean" is less than 10g fat per 100g.



Recipes designated in the Diabetes category have:


  • Carbohydrates no greater than 35 grams per serving (if fiber is greater than 3 grams per serving, the carbohydrate maximum is increased accordingly)
  • Low saturated fat
  • Saturated fat less than 50% of total fat
  • Fat-free or reduced-fat dairy products
  • Lean proteins

Each person’s diabetes eating plan is unique. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that people with diabetes eat a diet that is based on the USDA MyPlate model guidelines for a healthy diet for the general population - a diet that includes grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and lean meats.


Gluten Free

Recipes designated in the “Gluten Free” category have:


  • No wheat, rye or barley
  • No crossbred hybrids of wheat, rye or barley
  • No ingredient derived from barley, rye or wheat, unless it has been processed to remove gluten
  • A comprehensive review by a registered dietician for all food additives.



The Bariatric Recipe database contains recipes appropriate for most weight loss surgery patients medically approved to eat solid food. Recipes designated in the "Bariatric" category have:


  • Less than 400 calories per serving
  • High protein (with the exception of some side dishes and desserts)
  • Low bulk
  • Small portion sizes
  • Low saturated fat
  • Sodium no greater than 650mg per serving


Each person's post weight loss surgery eating plan is unique. Patients should consult with their physicians for their individual guidelines.




The Cook eKitchen recipes for children have been designed to help children eat healthfully while still enjoying their favorite foods. The recipes have been developed with the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans in mind (see Each Cook eKitchen recipe has been reviewed and approved by a registered dietitian and contains a nutritional analysis including: Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbohydrates, Fiber and Protein.


 Cook eKitchen recipes have:


  • Low saturated fat
  • Low or no trans fat
  • Fewer calories and less fat and sodium than counterparts served at fast food and other commercial restaurants
  • Whole grain ingredients
  • Lean proteins




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Last updated: February 28, 2012