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Healthier Traditions Cookbooks


Healthier Traditions, American Classic Cookbook

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook, a healthy twist on traditional American dishes features 17 American classic recipes and is free to download here. TCHS collaborated with LA-based Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Suzanne Hollander of Suzy Foods, to make simple substitutions to classic American dishes that increase the nutritional value for fresh and enjoyable family meals.

Some of the dishes in this  cookbook include New England clam chowder, Texas chili, Maryland crab cakes, meatloaf, Philly cheesesteak, and shrimp po-boy. Each recipe includes a breakdown of the calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein content of the dish. In addition, you can watch the how-to videos below that highlight the preparation of five of the dishes.

TCHS remains committed to empowering consumers to achieve the best outcomes in their personal health and wellness.

Please enjoy and email us here if you would like a hard copy, or if you try any recipe at home and have feedback. We would like to hear from you.

Front of cookbook

 Traditional Mexican Dishes

The Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) is focused on empowering consumers and employers so that they can achieve the best value and protection from their health coverage, as well as the best outcomes in their personal health and wellness. TCHS recognized that many people want to eat meals that improve their health, but also want to enjoy their favorite recipes. To that end, TCHS has partnered with Viva La Salud® from Northgate Gonzalez Market to create a bilingual collection of recipes that are healthier twists on traditional Mexican favorites.

Each recipe includes nutritional values so people can be aware of the calorie, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, and protein content of the foods they are feeding their families. TCHS also partnered with a Registered Dietician to provide helpful tips and facts that teach people more about the reasons behind the ingredients and cooking methods used in the recipes. The recipe book is free and available online and in NorthGate Markets locations. Happy Cooking!