Stick to Your Diet Resolutions With Pinterest’s New Healthy Recipe Search

Pinterest Healthy recipe search screenshot

Pinterest Healthy recipe search screenshot

Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year? Before you grow bored of cooking the same vegan shepherd’s pie every week, let Pinterest help you find interesting new recipes to try out. Whether you eat vegan, vegetarian, paleo or gluten-free, Pinterest’s new recipe search includes filters to help you find recipes that meat (I mean meet) your needs.

Searching for Recipes on Pinterest

Know what you feel like eating? Type your meal idea into Pinterest and hit search. If you know what ingredients you want to use, like avocado or cumin, you can search for those too.

To make sure only recipes appear, click “All recipes” in the left-hand column. There too you can filter for your diet restrictions by clicking the appropriate radio button. To make it easier to skim through recipes as you search for the perfect meal idea, Pins include information on cook time, ingredients and number of servings.

If your sweet tooth is calling and you want to (temporarily) throw your new diet to the wind, click “Indulge me” in the left column to search for something sweet.

Rich Pins

Pinterest is able to filter recipes through Rich Pins, which respond to meta tags Web developers embed in their sites. Currently Food Network, Epicurious, Kalyn’s Kitchen, Leite’s Culinaria, Simply Recipes and Nestle are using Rich Pins for recipes, though other food bloggers are invited to set them up as well. If you’re a foodie who wants in on Pinterest’s new recipe search, learn more about Rich Pins.

The new recipe search is currently rolling out to all users on the Web, and Pinterest says the new recipe search will soon be available on mobile as well.

Yesterday we reported that Pinterest is testing playable GIFs within Pins. Be on the look out for these and the new recipe search the next time you’re pinning!

Lauren Mobertz

By Lauren Mobertz

Lauren is the former managing editor for DashBurst. One part geek, one part urban nomad, she is constantly scouting for the latest tech and world news. In the evenings you'll find Lauren running in strange places or attempting to dance salsa.