Healthy Recipe Contest Rules

Thank you for your participation in the State Employee Healthy Recipe Contest!

The contest is designed to provide state employees the opportunity to share their favorite healthy recipe. We hope employees throughout the state are able to enjoy some healthy meal options using recipes from the contest. September is Indiana State Employee Health Awareness Month and employees are encouraged to vote for their favorite recipes we receive. The person submitting the winning recipe receives a FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker.

Once submitted, each recipe will be reviewed by the Invest In Your Health team to ensure that it meets the guidelines for healthy recipe submissions (see below). Recipes that do not meet the guidelines listed below will be rejected.  Approved recipes will be posted on the Invest In Your Health websites for voting beginning September 18.

Guidelines for Healthy Recipe Submissions

  1. Healthy recipe submissions should include ingredients that are either organic or 100 percent natural.
  2. Recipes (when meat is included) must use lean cuts of meat such as: chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish, beef (sirloin, eye and top round steak/roast, 90 percent lean ground, etc.), pork (tenderloin, boneless loin roast/chops).
  3. Recipes (when grain products are included) must use whole grain products (rices, pastas, breads, etc.).
  4. Recipes (when dairy, sauces and dressing are included) must use reduced fat products.
  5. Recipes (when soups, spices and sauces are included) must use reduced sodium options. Salt products may be used in acceptable quantities.
  6. Heavy use of fruits and/or vegetables is strongly encouraged.
  7. Recipes must include a complete list of ingredients including accurate measurements for every ingredient.
  8. Recipes must include complete step-by-step directions for preparation and cooking to include times, temperatures, etc.
  9. Photos of the entire process are encouraged and can include shopping for ingredients at your local farmer’s market, throughout the preparation and cooking process and of course the finished product. Photos must be copied and pasted into the designated picture section of the Healthy Recipe Submission Form.
  10. Recipes must be submitted using the Healthy Recipe Submission Form and follow all formatting rules provided on the form.

Contest Rules and Legal Disclaimer

Recipe Submission

Should you choose to submit a recipe, you acknowledge and agree that:

(i) You will include your name and email address. Recipes posted on this website are attributed to the individual that submitted the recipe.  Information you disclose will be available to all users of the website, so you should be mindful of personal information and other content you post.

(ii) Your recipe is your original work and has not been copied or reproduced from any published or copyrighted source and trademarked names are not used.

(iii) You grant us and our visitors a royalty-free license to edit, publish, create derivative works from, and otherwise use the recipe, at no charge, in any medium and for any purpose.


Use of any information on this website is “at your own risk”.

Health & Safety

Recipes are listed here merely to aid your own research and decision-making. You must make up your own mind as to the value and appropriateness of each recipe. Take care to determine any possible medical condition (e.g., allergies) that may arise from the consumption of each ingredient. The State of Indiana, the State Personnel Department, State officers and employees (hereinafter “We”) are not responsible for your decision to use these recipes. We are not medical professionals or nutritionists. Consult your personal medical provider or dietician.

We are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try.  We assume no obligation or liability with respect to these recipes and make no warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. We are not responsible for any domestic accidents that could result from preparation of the recipes or for any kind of food borne disease. Use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, meat, chicken or fish. An adult should supervise children in the kitchen.

We assume no responsibility for any typos or other defects in any of the information provided.

Copyright Notice

No infringement of any text or graphic copyright is intended. If you own the copyright to anything appearing on this website, please contact the Webmaster so that proper credit can be given; or if you wish, it will be removed from the site ASAP. We do not hold any copyright or trademark. We do not claim ownership of any copy cat (restaurant or product clone) recipe inadvertently listed on the website.