Meals Made Well Recipe Criteria

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ShopRite‘s Meals Made Well recipe program is a collection of better-for-you recipes, hand-picked by our team of Registered Dietitians and Chefs. Each recipe is created with your health in mind striving to use healthy and delicious ingredients like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean sources of protein. Our recipes make it easy for you to include essential nutrients in your diet while still limiting the amount of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugars. These guidelines are based on criteria from the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

Based on a 2000 Calorie Diet
≤ 10% total calories from Added Sugar
≤ 10% total calories from Saturated Fat
≤ 2300 mg Sodium/day
0g Trans Fat

Side Dish/Snack (Grain or Vegetable Based)

Per Serving:
≤ 1.5 g Saturated Fat
≤175 mg Sodium
< 7 g Added Sugar
0g Trans Fat
Portion Size Reference: 4 oz.

Individual Food Item/Entrée

Per Serving:
≤ 6 g Saturated Fat
≤ 600 mg Sodium
< 10 g Added Sugar
0 g Trans Fat
Portion Size Reference: 6oz.

Complete Meal (Entrée and Side Dish)

Per Serving:
≤ 7.5 g Saturated Fat
≤ 775 mg Sodium
< 17 g Added Sugar
0g Trans Fat
Portion Size Reference: 10oz.


While sweets treats are a part of life, we don’t recommend eating them every day, and certainly not at every meal. When it does come time to indulge, our dessert recipes are ≤ 250 calories per serving.