March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote healthy eating habits. To join the effort, the Greater Boston Food Bank has launched an updated version of its online recipe database, Click ’N Cook. There you can find 500 healthy and easy-to-assemble recipes, each with a nutritional analysis. The mobile-friendly site lets home cooks seek out recipes with specific ingredients. For instance, if there’s rice in the pantry, and chicken and green peppers in the refrigerator, users can type in those ingredients and dozens of recipes will appear. There are tabs to filter by dietary restriction, such as low sodium and cholesterol, and by cooking method, like stovetop, slow cooker, or microwave. “You won’t find recipes that require truffle oil but ones that use everyday ingredients,” says Stephanie Nichols, the Food Bank’s communications director. The nonprofit developed the tool with its dietitians. To access the tool, go to www.clickncook.org.
Ann Trieger Kurland can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.