Eat well, move more, feel great.

Healthy meals, easy recipes, and free classes.

It’s not always easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That’s why MedStar Health is here to help — whether your goal is to cook easy and healthy recipes, stop smoking, or lose weight. Backed by the doctors and dietitians of MedStar Health, we provide tips and tools to help you and those you care about get and stay healthy.

What makes a meal MedStar Health approved?

Ready to take a simple and delicious step toward better health? Try making one of our recipes! Inspired by American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association guidance, MedStar Health helps you choose delicious, nutritious meals that will keep you and your family satisfied and feeling great.

A meal is MedStar Health approved if it contains:

350 to 600 calories
30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates
Fewer than 750 milligrams of sodium
Maximum of 7 grams of saturated fat

Cook at home.

Make healthy meals that the whole family will love. These MedStar Health approved recipes make at least four servings — enough to share or save for later — and the recipes are easy to follow, regardless of your cooking experience.

These recipes have:

Fewer than 12 ingredients
20- to 35-minute cooking time 
No complex equipment required

  • Corn and black bean pizza
  • Buffalo chicken salad
  • Gingered beef and broccoli bowl
  • Stuffed pepper and sweet potato fries
  • Mediterranean quinoa salad
  • Inside out lasagna

Wellness classes.

Determined to make healthy choices beyond the dinner table? MedStar Health offers classes and seminars to help you live well. Available throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region, many are free and focus on topics that include the following:

Fitness for Seniors
Diabetes Prevention
Weight Management
Chronic Disease Management
Smoking Cessation
And more!