Recipes, Cookbooks, and Menus


What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl has gotten a new look! The What’s Cooking? recipe website has been updated, redesigned, and renamed. Introducing MyPlate Kitchen!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What does this transition mean for current What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl users?
    What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl has transitioned to MyPlate Kitchen, which has the same great recipes and resources. Users with existing What’s Cooking accounts, please note that your current username, password, and saved content will no longer be accessible on MyPlate Kitchen. You will need to create a new account. Once logged into MyPlate Kitchen, you will be able to view, save, or print your favorite household recipes, ready-made cookbooks, or build your own cookbooks.
  2. Are the same recipes and resources from the What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl website available on MyPlate Kitchen?
    Household recipes from MyPlate and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are available on MyPlate Kitchen.
  3. Am I able to log in and see my favorite recipes and cookbooks on MyPlate Kitchen?
    Yes! Due to the website transition, however, you will need to make a new account to log in and then you can re-save your favorite recipes and cookbooks.
  4. Can I log in to the website to save MyPlate resources to my account?
    Although MyPlate Kitchen is part of, the log in functionality and saving will only be available for recipes and cookbooks.
  5. Will Spanish recipes be available?
    Yes! Spanish recipes will be available.


With plenty of cookbooks to choose from, new healthy recipes for you and your family are as easy as click and view (or, click and print). Note: If you are on a mobile device, you may need to turn your phone to see the full table.


Sample menus at 2000 calorie level - This 7-day menu gives an example of how all of the recommendations for food group and nutrient intake can be integrated into a weekly menu. Averaged over a week, this menu provides the recommended amounts of key nutrients and foods from each food group. The menus feature a large number of different foods to inspire ideas for adding variety to food choices.

Sample 2-week menus for eating on a budget - Sample 2-week menus for eating on a budget have been reviewed by nutrition professionals at the SNAP-Ed Connection using specific cost and nutrition criteria. Recipes are consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Nutrition educators in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition assistance programs and their partners are encouraged to use the database to support their nutrition education program goals.