What makes an AICR Recipe special?
Whether you’re a new cook, an experienced chef, or a health professional looking for delicious and healthy recipes, we have a wide variety here that were developed with cancer prevention in mind.
The New American Plate is AICRs plate visual to help lower your risk for cancer and other chronic disease and manage your weight. The focus of the New American Plate is that 2/3 (or more) of your plate includes vegetables, fruits whole grains or beans and 1/3 (or less) of your plate comes from animal protein.
AICRs appetizers contain a wide variety of plant forward ingredients. Research shows starting your meal with a low-calorie salad or soup can help you eat fewer calories for the entire meal. AICRs appetizers average around 150-200 calories per serving.
AICRs beverage recipes contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, teas, coffee, and reduced fat dairy. Added sugars including honey, agave syrup or other natural sweeteners are kept to a minimum. We aim to meet the National Dietary Guidelines which recommends to limit added sugars to 10% or less of total calories.
AICR breakfast recipes contain a bevy of nutrients, fiber and plant compounds to help provide energy throughout the day. Recipes include a variety of whole grains, fruit, vegetable, lean proteins and dairy. AICR breakfast recipes average around 300-500 calories per serving.
AICR’s appetizer soups average 100-200 calories per serving. Main course soups are created to fit within a meal of 400-700 calories. Soups are cooked with minimal sodium content and flavored with plant-based herbs and spices which include cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
AICR’s salads contain a variety of color, texture and cancer fighting nutrients, Salads include vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds. AICR’s appetizer or side salads contain about 150-200 calories per serving. Main course salads fit into a meal averaging around 400-700 calories and contain both animal and plant proteins and vegetables.
AICR has a variety of entrée recipes which follow the New American Plate model where focus of the meals are plant based and there is little animal protein. AICR has a wide range of entrée recipes averaging around 400-700 calories per serving.
- Vegetarian Dishes: Provides a good source of protein per servings to help keep you satisfied and energized. AICRs Vegetarian entrees provide at least 10g of protein per serving.
- Fish/seafood Dishes: Primarily uses fish that is considered sustainable.
- Poultry Dishes: Typically served without skin to keep
- Red Meat Dishes: uses leanest cuts of meat with serving size of 3 ounces or less (cooked).
AICR’s vegetable sides emphasize a variety. They may include fresh, frozen or canned vegetables (no salt added or drained and rinsed). Vegetables sides are colorful and provide a variety of nutrients.
AICR’s grain dishes primarily use 100% whole grains. Most breads and other baked goods will use at least one-half whole grain flour with addition of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.