Healthy Meals in Group Settings

MealBuilder is an easy-to-use, free meal planning tool that helps you search for recipes, make meal plans, and track nutritional info. Use MealBuilder to build your profile with healthy, low-sodium meals that fit the diet and nutritional goals of whomever you are serving. Learn more about why reducing sodium consumption is so important here.

Whether you prepare food at home or serve meals to your community (senior care providers, food pantries, child-care providers, congregate meals), MealBuilder will help you find healthy recipes and build meal plans in a way that best suits your needs.

Watch this instructional video to learn more about how to search for and save recipes to your free account.

MealBuilder is powered by the Recipe API of Spoonacular.

MealBuilder is developed by Health Resources in Action and the National Network of Public Health Institutes through the Cooperative Agreement #CDC-RFA-OT13-1302 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The recipes searched for on Mealbuilder are pulled from Spoonacular - a recipe search engine that sources recipes from across the web. Spoonacular cannot guarantee that a recipe’s ingredients are healthy. Not all recipes pulled from Spoonacular are low in sodium; however, in the “Search for Recipes” section, you are able to limit your recipe search based on variables including sodium content, gluten-free, or vegetarian.

Spoonacular attempts to estimate the cost and calculate the nutritional information for the recipes pulled from their search engine; however, Spoonacular cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. The team behind Spoonacular does not possess any medical qualifications and the information may be found to be incorrect or out of date based on future research. If you need diet or meal planning help to determine which foods (and recipes) are safe for you and the populations you serve, contact a registered dietitian, allergist, or another medical professional.