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Cook Smart, Eat Well

Mayo Clinic recipes and strategies for healthier living

Jennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef

  • Healthy, flavorful meals are well within reach for anyone. This book is full of recipes that are easy to put together quickly with basic cooking techniques.
  • Delicious kid friendly recipes, healthy desserts, snacks and side dishes.
  • Being successful in the kitchen doesn’t mean you need to be a gourmet chef. Learn standard food preparation methods and cooking techniques for preparing a wide variety of tasty and healthy meals.



Simple ingredients. Bold flavors. Satisfying, nutritious food made with expert tips to help you spend less time cooking. Learn a fresh approach to healthy cooking from Mayo Clinic Wellness Executive Chef Jennifer Welper.

Inside you’ll find more than 100 original recipes with something for every meal, including bright salads, zesty tacos, hearty comfort foods, savory lean meats and burgers, stir-fries, kid-friendly dishes, and desserts. In addition, this master class with Chef Jen gives cooks of any level solid footing in the kitchen and expert advice to streamline shopping and cooking, whether feeding just one or a large family.

Learn how to cook smart to eat well, create foods you’ll savor and recipes you’ll come back to again and again.

2021 • 272 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Jennifer WelperJennifer A. Welper, Wellness Executive Chef

Chef Jennifer grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota, where she found her niche in the kitchen. She developed a career through her passion for healthy, flavorful cuisine. Her culinary journey eventually brought her to Mayo Clinic, where she is able to both cook and teach.

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