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Updates to MA SNAP-Ed Recipes

The MA SNAP-Ed website is full of thousands of delicious recipes that are budget-friendly and good for you. Everyone has different food preferences, comes from different backgrounds, and may have different dietary needs. That is why this recipe page is designed to fit whatever walk of life you live. After receiving feedback from community members like you, we have redesigned our recipe page to work better for you. Here are just a few ways we are improving it to fit into your lifestyles.

Multicultural Recipes

Many recipes are sorted according to source of origin. On the far right of the recipe page, you will see an option to sort by “Culturally Inspired.” Within this dropdown, there are eight options to choose from. If you associate with a specific culture or if you are simply looking for some inspiration from a culture different than your own, you can choose any of these eight options. You can even choose multiple categories if you would like. All the options that fit into that category should then appear. You can even click the “Load More” button on the bottom right of the page to see more recipes. We continuously monitor and add recipes to ensure we are representative of our audience. For example, there are several new Native American recipes, such as this Strawberry Coulis, that use ingredients indigenous to the Northeast region. Try one of these to feel more connected with this land.

Recipe Gallery

Please note that these Culturally Inspired recipes are simply that—inspired by cultures. Some of them may reflect your culture well, and others may feel less authentic. This is because each of these recipes were considered according to a broad geographic region rather than specific subsections of places. If an ingredient or process does not feel true to you, your family, and/or your culture, modify it. Replace ingredients with something that fits your preferences better or change the cooking style if something feels more accessible to you. For example, if a recipe suggests baking an item, but you do not have access to an oven, try pan frying. Do what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Middle Eastern Plate

Special Dietary Needs

Recipes can also be sorted according to some specific dietary needs. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can choose in “Topics” to have only recipes with those limitations appear. This works along with the Culturally Inspired categories as well. You can sort by vegetarian, Latin American-inspired dishes if that is what you’re specifically looking for. Even more, you can use the search bar to type in specific ingredients to narrow down the options. Since there are so many recipes on the MA SNAP-Ed website, using these filters together is designed to help you find exactly what you want. If you aren’t sure what you want, check out the home page of the website for some featured recipes.  These change monthly!

Recipe Gallery + Filters

How You Can Help Us Improve

There are a few ways to give the MA SNAP-Ed team feedback on the recipes page, and the team would be happy to hear from you.

  1. The first thing you can do is rate recipes. Whenever you open a recipe page, like this ____, you will see the option to rank on a scale of one to five stars at the bottom of the page. If you choose to make the recipe, go back and simply click the stars to submit your rating.
  2. Next, you can share recipes with your friends. All recipe pages are mobile and print friendly. You can share links with friends and family over text message, email, or social media. You can also print out pages to hang in your cooking space.
  3. Lastly, share your creation on social media or send feedback with the MA SNAP-Ed team . Sharing how the recipe turns out is especially helpful if you modify the recipe with different ingredients or cooking styles. It is important to know how these recipes work for you and your family!
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If you have yet to check out the recipes on the MA SNAP-Ed website, now is a great time to do so. There are thousands available there, but the sorting system allows you to find exactly what you are looking for. Cook something new this month and share your creations with friends, family, and the MA SNAP-Ed team.

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