Having regular and reliable meals is a great way of providing good nutrition for health and wellness.   Planning for enjoyable food makes meals or snacks pleasurable and trying a new recipe can help add variety to repetitive meals. 

Check out the Health4U recipe collections featuring MSU chefs and Health4U staff members to help spice up your routine!


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Please feel free to use these recipes and to share with family and friends. If you share them on-line or publish them in any way, please follow these guidelines:

  1. If you’re adapting someone else’s recipe, begin with a short note of the goal and what you looked for, perhaps something you changed and why. Then give credit to the person who you got it from: "Recipe adapted from ___________" and give a link to the original source.
  2. If you used someone else’s recipe for inspiration, but changed it substantially and the product is somewhat similar to the published recipe, give credit to the original by saying, " This recipe by (me) was inspired by ____________. The original recipe can be found here." and give a link to the original recipe.
  3.  If you change the ingredients substantially or completely came up with the product on your own; and you write directions in your own words for how you prepared it, the recipe is your own and you should claim it.
Health4U Staff Thanksgiving Favorites

Abby Richey’s Family Chocolate Cream Pie

"I think back to memories of making my grandmother's chocolate pie with her and can’t help but admire how much effort she put into this dessert to make it for our family. Her love language was often through food – she loved us very much!”

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Cream Cheese Frosting

This scrumptious cream cheese frosting would be great on a variety of cakes - carrot, red velvet and more! Check out Chef Kate's Pumpkin Cake for the perfect match.

Health4U Staff Thanksgiving Favorites

Arthur Cialo III’s Breakfast Bake

“It’s good for Xmas AM and it’s easy.”

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Classic Fall Pumpkin Cake

A must try for those who love pumpkin desserts! Top this cake with Chef Kate's Cream Cheese Frosting.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Squash Medley

This colorful medley of fresh vegetables makes for an easy, flavorful side dish.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Baked Chicken Thigh with Bourbon-Maple Drizzle

This bourbon-maple reduction tops off lightly seasoned chicken thighs for a tasty dinner entree.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Acorn Squash with Root Vegetable Risotto

Acorn squash is a unique fall vegetable that can offer a bit of sweetness to savory dishes. It pairs nicely as the base for this flavorful Root Vegetable Risotto

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Apple Vinaigrette

The Apple Vinaigrette is paired well with Chef John's Harvest Salad. This tangy dressing can be created quickly in a blender and stored for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Harvest Salad

Chef John's hearty salad is a delicious combination of crisp greens, sweet apples and salty cheese. Top this salad off with his tangy Apple Vinaigrette or any salad dressing you have at home.

What's on hand

Oatmeal Bars

Looking into my pantry with the idea of wanting something chewy and yummy, a little something to go with my morning cup of coffee, I found the ingredients to make these delicious cookie bars.

What's on hand

Pasta with Meatballs and Spinach

My inspiration came from a container of spinach in the fridge that needed to be used. I searched my memory bank of recipes and considered my stash. After making several adjustments in the original recipe from Cook's Illustrated, this turned out SO GOOD!

What's on hand

No-knead Bread

Need bread? Just 4 ingredients - flour, yeast, salt and water - a covered pot in a hot oven, and you're in business. It takes very little effort - only time. With more time at home, it may be just the bread you need.

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