Recipes, Nutrtition & More 

Food From Cooking Class

Interested in new recipes? Trying to find healthy food ideas on a budget? 

Recipe of the Week

We feature an item each week that is commonly found at the food bank and provide a recipe to go along with that item. We periodically will feature samples of this recipe on rotating days of the week. Stop by for a sample or try one of the recipes below!

Recipes to try at home:

Main Dishes

Simple Roasted Vegetables

Pumpkin Soup

Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Calcium Rich Stir Fry

Tuna Croquettes

Vegetable Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Easy Chili

Mock Tuna Salad



Dry Beans 101

Bean Descriptions and Uses

No-Oil Tahini Dip

Vegetable Confetti

Roasted Bean "Nuts"

Simple Creamy Fruit Salad

Massaged Kale and Potato Salad

Green Beans with Garlic and Tomatoes

Nutritional Yeast Popcorn


Baked Apple Crisp

Sweet Potato Cookies

More Resources

A Bite of Food $ense is a set of 53 recipes developed through Washington State University SNAP-Ed. All recipes were tested with adults who access food through WA food banks. There are five sets of recipe cards: Thrifty Main Dishes, Quick Whole Grains, Add Color (Fruits and Vegetables); Kid-tested Snacks, and Kid-tested Fruits and Vegetables. The latter two packets include well-tested recipes used in youth programming. These recipes are available in color for free download and are ‘print ready’ in both English and Spanish.

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4--When working on her master’s degree in food policy in New York, grad student Leanne Brown set out to make a cookbook for Americans using a food budget of $4.00 per day.  Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day is available for purchase or for free download.

Chop Chop Magazine’s website has an extensive collection of recipes that kids can make themselves or with a parent/caregiver.

Cookus Interruptus is a great site with funny and easy-to-follow cooking videos. Although the focus is on local and organic foods, many of the recipes are very doable on a budget.  They have everything from how to cut an onion and sharpen your knife to things like miso happy soup and hoppin’ john.

USDA’s My Plate web page has posters in various languages and wonderful “10 Tips” nutrition education handouts series in English and Spanish as well as recipes.

The California Department of Health has healthy recipes in English and Chinese here as well as Spanish language sites for recipes and healthy eating tips here and here and finally, Soulful Recipes.

Emergency Preparedness Recipes from the American Public Health Association.