Category: Easy Meal Ideas

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Mediterranean Cooking for One

There is a certain pride and sense of accomplishment that comes from making a nice meal for yourself. It’s an opportunity to experiment with new ingredients and flavor combinations, or to stick to your old favorites, without having to worry about impressing anyone. You get to make exactly what you feel like eating. Cooking for one is like meditating, or writing in a journal, or exercising: it’s a form of self-care that is not completely necessary, but makes life more enjoyable. 

Freezer Aisle

5 Surprising Things You Can Find in the Frozen Food Aisle

You do your best to balance all parts of your busy lifestyle including remembering to be active and keep a balanced diet. This is where frozen foods can be a reliable source for planning ahead and staying on track. Why? Frozen foods are real foods that just happen to be frozen retaining all the flavor, quality and nutrition as when they were made.

Irish Cream Rainbow Cupcakes

Enjoy All Things Irish & Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day originally was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland[1]. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years[2]. It has become an international festival celebrating the culture of Ireland[1].  Surprisingly, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the U.S.– in New York City[2]. Out of anywhere in the world, NYC even beats out Ireland themselves for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration[3].

March Recipe Ideas

Creative Recipe Ideas to Take Advantage of Frozen Food Month

We all want to get a quality dinner on the table fast, provide the perfect snack for the kids and entertain with ease. For March Frozen Food Month, our Cool Food Panel of bloggers was tasked with creating some great new recipes and meal ideas with their favorite frozen foods.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Tasty Greens!

Turn That Bag of Frozen Vegetables Into Dinner!

It’s National Frozen Food Month, and it’s time to give a round of applause to the hard-working category of frozen vegetables. While many people may look down their noses at the frozen food aisle, frozen vegetables can be the star of your healthiest meals. It’s also National Nutrition Month, which means it’s time to “put your best fork forward” in order to make small, simple changes in your eating that can reap big rewards in your health. Here’s my top tip for a little change that yields great results: Just eat more vegetables—fresh, canned, or frozen. 

Snack Recipes

Unique Snack-spiration from our Cool Food Panel

Snack Food Month is coming to a close (tear). But, before we let that happen we wanted to share our newest recipes created by some of our Cool Food Panelists. From pizza to a smoothie and bruschetta to quesadillas, these recipes are totally unique, contain wholesome ingredients and make for some beautiful Instagram photos! With 75% of people snacking between meals, these recipes make for the perfect snack anytime of the day!

National Tortilla Chip Day calls for cheesy, gooey, nacho-y deliciousness!

Delicious Dip Pairings for National Tortilla Chip Day

Today is National Tortilla Chip Day!tortilla-flats It’s not just a chip, it’s a universally-loved snack that can be paired with dips, salsas, quesos, guacamole and more! Did you know tortilla chips can be made with white, yellow, blue or red corn? The crunchy snack was first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the 1940s. However, the origin and background of tortilla chips is debatable.

Death by Chocolate Dessert

Fall in Love with Chocolate Lovers Month!

Happy Chocolate Lovers Month! With Valentine’s Day occurring in the month of February, it’s no surprise the entire month is devoted to chocolate lovers. In fact, about $400 million worth of chocolate is purchased around the world on Valentine’s Day[1]. But honestly, what’s not to love about chocolate? The average American eats about a half a pound of chocolate per month[2]. That’s a lot of chocolate! With so much popularity, we can’t be the only ones who are curious about the origins of this glorious treat!