Health and Fitness
August 26, 2011
By Laura Dunn
Kaiser Permanente Enhances the Thrive Website — Empowers Consumers to Activate their Health
Like to cook? Looking for healthy recipes in an easy-to-find location? Well, you’re in luck. In an effort to provide greater utility for consumers in their quest to be more active in managing their health, Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive website has a new searchable recipe library powered by “Cookstr,” which draws from thousands of recipes by well-known chefs and cookbook authors.
Cookstr’s recipe library on the Thrive website also includes hundreds of recipes from our very own Preston Maring, MD, incorporating recipes from his Farmers Market and Recipe Blog. Each recipe on the site also includes nutritional information and many have photo examples of the final dish.
The easy-to-use search function provides great flexibility as you can select check boxes to filter search results to include only the types of recipes you are looking for, such as something that kids will enjoy eating or something with a “crunchy” texture.
If you’re looking for a specific type of recipe — say something that’s good for diabetics or vegetarians — or even if you want an inexpensive dinner recipe for a family of four with five or fewer ingredients, the Thrive recipe library can help. By using the ‘Dietary Considerations’ check boxes, you can filter search results to only include recipes that conform to your dietary needs. Some other ‘check boxes’ include:
Each day Cookstr’s editor’s hand pick a chef and recipe of the day. Cookbooks and bios from the chef and cookbook authors are also on the website as well as restaurant listings and interesting chef tips and information tidbits.