The Food Bank's nutrition education program provides our nonprofit partners and client population with creative, healthy recipes using the food that we provide.

Healthy Recipes

The Food Bank’s Nutrition Education Program provides our nonprofit partners and our client population with creative, healthy recipes using the food that we provide.

These recipes are designed to ensure that our nonprofit partners with feeding programs and our clients are able to make healthy, low-cost meals.

Many of these recipes include fresh produce, meats, and fish that the Food Bank receives from a variety of sources including donations from the state’s agriculture sector, food manufacturers, and local fishermen.

Below are healthy recipes that we encourage you to try out. Happy cooking!

Recipe: Healthy Carrot Sauce (2 Ways)


Network for a Healthy California

Check out the Champions for Change website with recipes and tips for your family to live a healthier lifestyle.

USDA Food Distribution Program

The USDA offers free, downloadable cookbooks with healthy recipes for the food it provides through our Emergency Food Assistance Program, our Moms & Children Food Program, and our Senior Food Program. 

CalFresh Outreach

The Food Bank’s staff can guide you through the entire application process for CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) benefits. These benefits can help stretch food budgets and ensure that families can access healthier, culturally appropriate foods.


Additional Resources

Websites for Healthy Recipes

Farmers Market in San Diego

Farmers markets offer fresh, local produce on a weekly basis in communities throughout San Diego. Visit this page to find a schedule of all San Diego farmers markets. All markets listed with “EBT” accept CalFresh benefits.