March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day originally was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. It has become an international festival celebrating the culture of Ireland. 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. Out of anywhere in the world, NYC even beats out Ireland themselves for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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.
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 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!
Today is National Tortilla Chip Day! 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.
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. But honestly, what’s not to love about chocolate? The average American eats about a half a pound of chocolate per month. 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!
There’s so much to love about the month of February, especially since it’s Hot Breakfast Month! Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, enjoying a hot breakfast in particular in the morning is invaluable.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant planned? Or are you laying low with a cozy night in? No matter what the case is, there are sure to be sweet treats, good eats and so much love to celebrate.
You may not have had it marked on your calendar (yet), but today marks National Potato Lovers Day! Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there. With so many varieties, styles and cooking methods, there’s a potato dish or recipe for everyone. Did you know that potatoes were the first-ever food to be grown in outer space?
Did you know that February marks National Snack Food Month? We’ve mentioned before how snacking has become increasingly popular the last couple of years due to busier lifestyles, leading people to replace meals with more light and convenient snacking options. While many people enjoy salty and savory snacks, one of our favorite snacks is sweet and filled with nutritional goodness. Smoothies and smoothie bowls are the perfect convenient and anytime snack, and the possibilities are endless!