Resources

There are so many fantastic resources on the web and in-person for accessible cooking. We’ll list some below with brief descriptions about each, but feel free to reach out to your friends, your family, and the Internet for more!

Flyers for Disability FEAST

Use our flyers to share this website with the people you love. This link will bring you to four different PDF flyers that you can view and download.

Recipe Analysis Tool

About.com has a great recipe analysis tool so that you tell the caloric count for any recipe that you’d like simply by copy/pasting the ingredients list and servings size into their respective boxes on the website.

Accessible Kitchen Tools and Devices

We’ve compiled a list of resources about accessible kitchen tools and devices that make navigating the kitchen easier for people with all different types of disabilities.

Cookbooks for People with Disabilities

We’ve also compiled a list on googledocs of cookbooks for people with disabilities. If you are interested, click on our coookbook list.

Free Online SNAP Cookbook

This free online cookbook called Good and Cheap has recipes for people who are on food stamps. Its aim is to help you eat well on $4 per day.

Cookbook for Children with Disabilities

Created by a mother of two children with cognitive impairments, this cookbook focuses on the healing power of cooking and baking with the ones you love. It also includes safety tips in order to keep everyone mindful of sharp knives and hot stove tops.

Frozen Foods Chart

If you’ve ever had questions about what foods can be frozen and for how long, this freezing chart from the Huffington Post has answers for you. In case you cannot access the infographic, we have also included all the information from the chart in this frozen food googledoc.

The cheese aisle at the grocery store, brimming with rounds, blocks, and slices
Learn the tricks of good grocery shopping | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

Grocery Shopping

Zen Habits has a fantastic list of 50 Tips for Grocery Shopping that will help both the inexperienced and the experienced grocery shoppers.

Tricks for More Veggies

Greatist has a fun blog post about how to sneak veggies into meals without sacrificing flavor.

Daily Food Tips

Fooducate is a blog that answers questions like “Is the sugar in fruit dangerous to my health?” and “Should I drink Gatorade or chocolate milk after exercising?”

Nutrition and Weight Management

The Department of Health for the State of New York has a website with good suggestions and resources about nutrition and weight management for people with disabilities.

Health Promotion Program

The Living Well with a Disability Program is a health promotion program for people with disabilities.

Three overlapping spoons
Spoons | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

Spoon Theory

In the spirit of cooking with a disability, read all about the “Spoon Theory” of energy. There are also several sites that specialize in “low-spoon” meals like this one: lowspoonsfood.tumblr.com.

Food Accessibility PowerPoint and Outline

One of our members uses a PowerPoint presentation and outline to educate people about food accessibility for people with disabilities. Click this PowerPoint link to read more and to access these resources.

Fresh Approach

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresh Approach is an organization that works to bring nutritious food to communities that normally would not have access to it.

Encouragement from Blind MasterChef Contestant

We’d like to offer you a video featuring the blind contestant on MasterChef, Christina Ha, on The Morning Show and a blog post from Christina herself about getting fit when you are blind.

Gardening from Your Chair

If you’re interested in gardening from your wheelchair, the Reeve Foundation has some tips and videos on this enjoyable pastime.

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