Dig in to our expert tips and strategies for healthy cooking. The way you cook and what you eat directly affects your health, and we have lots of ideas, healthy recipes, and advice to improve your well-being. Start with the basics: ingredient swaps and substitutions. Our helpful guides on baking with less fat, cooking with less salt, and general healthy-cooking substitutions will show you how to adjust all of your most-loved recipes to make them better for you. Next, learn the healthy building blocks of weekday favorites: sandwiches and salads. If you make poor choices, these seemingly healthy options can be huge calorie bombs. Our information on how to make healthy sandwiches and salads shows you all the best choices. Need help finding breakfast recipes that will keep you full until lunchtime? We'll show you all the necessary components of a healthy breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and boost energy. And don't think for a minute that healthy eating means giving up dessert—just follow our tips to lighten desserts and enjoy a sweet finish.
Healthy Cooking: Tips and Advice
More Healthy Recipes and Tips
Use this list of healthy substitutes to swap smarter ingredients into your recipes.
How to Make a Healthy Salad
Follow our simple guidelines and build a better salad in no time that’s both delicious and good for you.
How to Make a Healthy Sandwich
Don’t sacrifice taste to make a healthy sandwich. We’ll show you how to cut calories with the right ingredients.
Easy Healthy Recipe Substitutions
Keep your recipes on the healthy side and take care of your heart with our tips for easy ingredient substitutions.
How to Make a Healthy Breakfast
Diet expert Melina Jampolis, M.D., shares advice on how to start your day with a healthy and satisfying breakfast.
Five Ways to Lighten Desserts
Add a sweet and healthy ending to your meals with our tips and tricks that give desserts a lighter spin.
Heart-Healthy Cooking Shortcuts
The food experts at Heart Healthy Living pass on 15 shortcuts that will make your recipes healthier.
Best Cooking Oils for Your Heart
We've taken the guesswork out of cooking oils so you can easily select the healthiest ones for your recipes.
Healthy Baking Products and Swaps
Make the switch to better baking products and enjoy your favorite desserts while taking care of your heart.
Healthy Eggs and Low-Cholesterol Egg Substitutes
We provide the ins and outs of using fresh eggs and substitutes so you can select the best product for your diet.
How to Bake with Butter Substitutes
There’s no trick to using a butter substitute when you bake. We’ll tell you what you need to know.
Best Pantry Picks for a Low-Sodium Diet
Keep low-sodium products on hand when you cook. We’ve pulled together our top picks that meet low-sodium standards.
How to Cook with Less Salt
We’ll show you how to prepare tasty meals and follow a diet that’s low in sodium at the same time.
Tips to Bake with Less Fat
Remove the fat and not the flavor from your favorite desserts with our easy tips and substitutions.