Take a deep breath, savor the fresh air, and grab your sunscreen and old blankets – it’s picnic season! Whether you’re up for a hot afternoon on the beach or a breezy morning by the lake, we’re got a fantastic roundup of fresh and nutrition-packed ideas for enjoying your summer eating to the fullest.
Search for any of 50,000 foods in the Guiding Stars database and view the zero, one, two or three star nutrition rating for that food.
Guiding Stars is a nutritional rating system that helps you make healthful eating choices quickly. It’s simple: the more stars you see, the better you’ll eat. One star is good, two are better and three are best. While you can find our rating system in many grocery stores to help you buy ingredients, putting healthful recipes together can be time-consuming. All the recipes in our database have been rated to make cooking a nutritious dinner at home as convenient as our rating system makes healthful shopping at the store.
Looking for a quick, healthful cooking idea? Expert Chef Erin Dow prepare some wonderfully simple recipes while discussing healthful cooking tips and substitutions that can boost the nutritional value of your favorite recipes. Check it out »
Looking for food with great flavor, stellar nutrition and easy preparation? Our Expert Chef will help you bring Guiding Stars to your home kitchen with a gourmet flare. Erin Dow is an experienced chef, caterer and mom who knows how to deliver quality to the pickiest crowd. Each month, Erin uses Guiding Stars to create a new recipe to help you feed your family nutritious food they’ll adore.